The place :
On the Southwestern Coast of France, the Basque Region of Biarritz is a charming place to offer yourself a bubble of wellness. Its long beaches are washed by the constant swell of the Atlantic Ocean. Biarritz is also Europe's surf capital.
It is also in Biarritz that the pleasures of thalassotherapy and the practice of golf was developed. Indeed, it was first in Biarritz that the rich aristocrats of France used to come during the summer. Since then, it has remained a place for vacation only, as conveyed by the warm atmosphere of the town.
Between the beaches, picturesque villages, refined architecture and beautiful landscape, you shall be undoubtedly charmed by France's southwestern coast. Hotels and residences :
This luxury hotel of France is located in an outstanding setting, right on the Miramar Beach, a few steps away from the city centre. It is a 5 star hotel, the highest ranking there is in France.
The Sofitel Miramar hotel offers 126 rooms, 17 of which are suites. It has been entirely renovated in 2002 and is bewitching through it light natural colors like sand, ecru, honey and amber, as well as the sight from its bay window.
The rooms are spread over 6 floors and all feature a bay window opening on a balcony or terrace. You shall have a choice between the following kinds of rooms: Emeraude, Biarritz (garden or city view), Sea and Sea with a view (more open view of the Atlantic Ocean).
Double or twin rooms, with communicating doors, and suites, all feature air conditionning, direct phone, safe, satellite TV, pay-TV, DVD player with a DVD renting service, minibar, hair dryer in the bathroom. Underground parking available.
Accommodation is free for children under 12 years old, in the parents room. Babysitting service available (as a surcharge, must be reserved). Restaurants :
At the Sofitel Miramar Hotel, you shall discover an inventive gourmet cuisine combining treasures of the sea to France's Southwestern traditional cuisine.
Restaurant "Les Pibales"
As the dietetic restaurant of the Sofitel Miramar hotel, you shall discover there a delicious 'light' cuisine with meals of about 400 calories. You shall also be able to take courses with the Chef, it will be the ideal way to discover the secrets of a savouring yet light cuisine... Sports and Activities :
You shall not get bored in Biarritz.
The seawater institute proposes to you a sea water outdoors heated pool, a sauna, a hammam, a solarium, a bio-marine course and gym and musculation rooms.
In the surroundings of thehotel, you shall be able to enjoy the following activities: cycling, surfing, golf, diving, fishing, tennis, horse-back riding, gambling (at the Biarrotz Casino), go to the movies and, further away you shall be able to go on drives in a 4x4.
The first green of Biarritz opened in 1888. Today, there are not less than 10 golf courses in a 20km radius around Biarritz. The region's golf courses offer unsual sights and settings, which must have made their reputation in the first place. The most famous of them would be the Golf Du Phare and the training centre of Ilbarritz. It will be the perfect opportunity for you to combine treatments and a golf vacation while in Biarritz.
Moreover, do not miss the main attractions of the city: the Sea Museum, the Imperial Chapel, the Chocolate Museum... And for those who enjoy long walks, there are some attractions to be seen; the Rocher de La Vierge, the Fishermen's Harbour, the St Martin Church...
You might also have the chance to witness a real corrida, or, at least enjoy some horse racing every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at the Hippodrome.
Finally, you shall be able to visit the Basque region of France and discover its secrets and beautiful sceneries. Also to be discovered; some historical buildings and locations.
The institute also organises cultural festivals. Do not hesitate to contact us for more details about their dates and themes. Access :
TGV Paris-Biarritz : 4h45By plane
Biarritz International Airport is 10 minutes away
Paris / Biarritz : 1h10
London Luton / Biarritz : about 2 hours