Biarritz beach holiday: in a superb location right on the beachfront, with fantastic sea views, L’Esplanade is a comfortable holiday apartment within an easy stroll of cafes, restaurants and shops. Steps alongside the apartment building lead down to the beach and promenade just moments away: everything you need or want is close at hand. And after a busy day, what nicer than to relax on the balcony terrace and enjoy the stunning ocean view right in front of you.
Fashionable Biarritz, deep in the south on France’s Atlantic coast, is well known for its long sandy beaches, top class surfing, chic cafés, smart shops, casino and Belle Epoque architecture. All types of activities are available locally. As well as 12 golf courses within a 20-mile radius, there are spas and thalassotherapy centres, surfing at Bidart, delta-planing, horse riding, mountain biking, go-karts and hiking, to mention just a few of your options!
The Pays Basque region has a lot to offer, and St Jean de Luz a short drive south would be an excellent place to start exploring. Not far from St Jean is La Rhune mountain: you can take the little train to the top and enjoy panoramic views across the region from the 3,000ft summit, before returning either by train or on foot (allow 2–3 hours if walking down!). And if you feel like popping over the border for a taste of another country during your stay, why not? Spain is only 45 minutes away: you could visit attractive San Sebastian, or even Bilbao and its Guggenheim museum. Either would make a great day trip and add a little extra something to your Biarritz beach holiday. At L'Esplanade you can experience authentic France with an unforgettable Basque flavour. Local cuisine focuses on the use of high quality, seasonal ingredients: the coastal area provides plenty of fish and seafood, while fresh and cured meats, vegetables and legumes are produced inland. Local drinks include Basque cider and also Izarra, sweet liqueurs based on the flavours of peppermint and almonds.
Biarritz town centre beachfront location: nearest shops and restaurants 2 minutes’ walk, nearest beach (La Grande Plage) 50 metres. St Jean de Luz 9 miles, Spain 16 miles, Pau 78 miles, Bordeaux 122 miles. Nearest airport Biarritz 20 minutes. Nearest golf 5 minutes or Bidart 10 minutes by car; nearest tennis in Biarritz.