Top Historical Places in Biarritz

Are you looking to explore the history of Biarritz through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Biarritz including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Biarritz. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Biarritz ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Biarritz, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Biarritz for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Biarritz with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Virgin On The Rock

    Tags: Landmark, Historical Site

    Locally known as the Rocher de la Vierge, it is considered a lucky landmark dedicated in the name of the holy Virgin Mary. It is because of the statue of the Virgin on the summit. In 1865 it was used by Napoleon III as his anchoring point for the Port of Refuge like that he wanted to create. The statue was a token of gratitude by whalers who were once miraculously saved from being ship wrecked ...Read more
  2. Port Des Pecheurs

    Tags: Historical Site

    This is a historic port that was built to replace the original port that was present here centuries back. This is an absolute “Fishermen’s Port” with small houses on the rocks. The port is in the heart of the Old Town area. It was built in the 19th century ad and since then it is always crowded with tourists who love the small beach out here and like to hire boats for a nice a...Read more
  3. Eglise Alexandre Nevski

    Tags: Religious Site, Landmark, Cathedral

    Russian churches are rarely seen in this country and this is one of those rare ones. It is an Orthodox Russian Church that was built many years ago. It is visible from quite a distance mainly due to its architecture and design. The highlight is of course the color and the dome of it. The funniest part is that as you come closer to the church it appears to become smaller and smaller. The buildin...Read more
  4. St. Martin's Church

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site

    This church originally was constructed in the 12th century and last restored in the 16th century. It is located in the mouth of a very nice square which is in the heart of the Central Biarritz Harbor. This is one of those buildings that belong to the boom period of the port. As you reach the church you will find it a bit dingy but as you enter everything around changes magically. The beautiful ...Read more