Biarritz Tourism

Situated in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department of the Aquitaine region, Biarratz is a notable holiday destination in the Southwest of France. Spread across 11.66 sq. km, this luxurious city has a population of about 26,000.

The earliest known settlements dated back to the twelfth century. The sea at Biarratz gained fame in the 18th century as doctors highly suggested it for the therapeutic purposes. It became even more famous when Empress Eugenie built a palace on the shore.

Biarritz is the home to a splendid shore which attracts normal people and surfers to hang out and relax along the waterside most of the time. The beautiful beach and casinos in the city makes for excellent nightlife and hangout spot for surfers and tourists from across Europe and North America.

Essential travel information and Biarritz tips for your visit

  • When you go shopping, look out for the delicious bonbons and the famous chocolate caramel Kanouga.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Biarritz

  • Know the pollution level of Biarritz before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 14.58 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 4.17 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 13.89 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 16.67 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Biarritz for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Biarritz.

    • Burglary and Theft 30 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 20 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 20 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 35 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 17.5 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 27.5 (Low)
    • Attacks 20 (Low)
    • Drug offense 27.5 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 90 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 82.5 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 20 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 15 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 27.78 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Biarritz is 188.07 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 78.37 (High)
    • Climate Index 96.56 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 18.73 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 49.67 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 64.77 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 93.75 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 13.62 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 91.55 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Biarritz

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.12 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.1 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.01 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 85.28 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 90.97 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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