Situated in Southern France by the Bay of Biscay, Biarritz is an ideal holiday destination for sports enthusiasts, sun worshippers and culture buffs alike. Biarritz is known as the surf capital of Europe but in addition to exceptional waves, the city also boasts not less than ten golf courses in spectacular settings. The endless white beaches and mild climate also make it a top destination for a relaxing vacation by the sea.
Biarritz has a glamorous history as the holiday spot of choice for the European royalty and other members of the high society, and one can still sense the remnants of the city’s golden age in its architecture. The charm of the old world is perhaps at its strongest at the Hotel du Palais. This former summer palace of Napoléon III and Empress Eugénie turned luxury hotel has once hosted stars like Coco Chanel, Frank Sinatra and Ernest Hemingway.
Biarritz is also a great destination if you’re in need of some well-deserved pampering. There are several thalassotherapy (“sea healing”) spas in the area that make all stress and worries evaporate from your mind and body with mineral-rich seawater. As the melting pot of French, Spanish and Basque culture, food is at the core of the city’s lifestyle – which means you’ll be spoiled with choice when it comes to dinner selections.
Finnair flies to Biarritz twice a week via transfer-friendly Helsinki Airport in June–August. Book your flights today!
The airport is located 5 km southeast of Biarritz.
Finnair flies to Biarritz between 24 June and 9 August 2014.