Friday, July 11, 2014

Finding France - Summery Biarritz Beach

Summer MUST-SEE Spots
in SW France

PART 1: Biarritz Beach And a home to rent nearby Biarritz ...  from L'Apartment ... as featured below :) (keep scrolling)  

This year/season in France we took a trip to 2 NEW off-the-beaten-tourist trail relaxing and beautiful summer spots: Biarritz Beach and Cassis & the Calanques, in the Sth of France. We want to share them with you and encourage you to stay in on of our neighbouring L'Apartment homes. We will help with all travel logistics.

For today we introduce: Biarritz Beach

A style beach town, in the city of Biarritz, on the Southwestern Atlantic coast of the Pyrenees, Biarritz was once the vacation spot for nobility.  Now a great summer destination, popular with tourists and surfers.

The grand beach with the grand art deco casino behind it, the Grand Palais, now the Hotel du Palais, and the natural island is unmistakable and beautiful/ Walk from the old Port to the West, enjoy the beach and the sights such as:

The Chapelle Imperiale built for Empress Eugenie (Wife of Napoleone III) (nobility who frequented the beach in the 18th Century and built the Grand Palais on the beach) which has an intricately decorated roof interior, and elegant wall tiling. She also built a palace on the beach which is now the Hôtel du Palais.

* A Museum of Chocolate, which explains its history and manufacture.
* Two large casinos, the Barrière and the Bellevue, on the waterfront by the Grande Plage.

* The annual Biarritz Surf Festival, founded in 1993 at the Côte des Basques, is one of the premier surf events in Europe.
* St-Martin's Church, constructed in the 12th century

Biarritz Beach MAP

Best time to go:
June-Sept is the summer season
Shoulder season May is also great and to avoid the masses.

Getting there:
Biarritz is easily accessible from Paris by France's
high-speed train, the TGV, and more regionally from Bordeaux, by TGV or TER. Trains are also available to travel east towards Nice. Night trains regularly depart from Irun, south of Biarritz and pass through the city before heading to Paris during an overnight trip.  The Biarritz – Anglet – Bayonne Airport is located about four kilometres from the city. It is near N10 road towards Anglet and is served by airlines from France, the United Kingdom, Spain, Ireland and Germany.

L'Apartment French homes
to reach our Featured Summer destinations:
Biarritz Beach and Cassis

Maison 20
A private apartment/B&B in Eymet Village
2.5hrs drive to Biarritz Beach
(Australian Owned)

Hidden beneath ancient stone facade, offering 2 separate self contained apartments (one of which can be booked as a B&B) in a quiet street in a 14thcentury Medieval Village. Apartemt 1 on the top floor accommodates 2 guests and a small child, offers bedroom, ensuite, living/doning, fully equipped kitchen, TV/DVD, childs bed, air-con and free wifi.


90euro p/night
Fr 500euro p/week

View Apartment 1 HERE
for more details, images and directions.

Apartment 2, is  located on the 1st floor is suited to a family or 2 couples. when not rented out this is offered as a B&B to guests

140euro p/night
Fr. 700euro p/week

View Apartment 2 HERE
for more details, images and directions.


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