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THE BASQUE COAST AROUND BIARRITZ AND BORDEAUX

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25/09/2022
Huge waves - an Eldorado for surfers - incomparable sand dunes and forests, endless lakes and hills - a dream for those seeking peace and quiet - make the area in the extreme southwestern tip of France irresistible.

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The wild Atlantic coast with its contrasts attracts more and more Parisians from the metropolis towards Bordeaux. Accordingly, the region is flourishing: companies are settling down, restaurants and small hotels are opening all over the Basque coast. According to a new study, 56 percent of high-earning Parisians would like to move to Bordeaux, just under a two-hour drive from the coastal city of Biarritz.

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Until the middle of the 19th century, the small coastal town was just a fishing village. It was not until 1854, when Empress Eugénie, born in Spain and wife of Napoleon III, came to Biarritz that the metamorphosis of the village into a seaside resort began. The emperor had a residence built for his wife, the couple spent their summers there from now on.

OLD SPLENDOUR MEETS NEW HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS: THE FRENCH SOUTH ATLANTIC COAST IS ONCE AGAIN BECOMING A TRENDY DESTINATION.

The former imperial residence of Napoleon III has become the elite 5-Sterne Hôtel du Palais after a general overhaul. Excellent the food and the view from the restaurant La Rotonde.

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Biarritz experienced its heyday in the golden 1920s, when Biarritz was considered one of the capitals of the Charleston. In the 60s, the almost 100-year history of Biarritz as a seaside resort of the rich and beautiful ended at first.

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Coco Chanel a aussi adoré Biarritz (Photo: Getty Images)

Among other things, a depraved Art Nouveau parking garage in a prime location between the beach and the lighthouse remained. In 2018, the building was revived as a boutique hotel with pool and 27 lovingly furnished rooms and suites. Le Garage interprets the glamour of the heyday for the 21st century.

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More and more exclusive and glamorous hotels can be found in Biarritz and the surrounding area. Restaurant Café Basque, , designed by Sarah Lavoine, in the Hotel Café de Paris in the hotel of the same name on the promenade.

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Brand new is the Hotel Brindos Côte Basque, just a few kilometers from Biarritz Airport, directly on a private inland lake, with ten floating suites. Two swimming pools – one indoor and one outdoor – a large spa completes the exclusive resort.

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The exclusive boutique hotel Le Yndo in Bordeaux is something very special: a cabane – a 5-star hotel on 60 square meters! French flair with Scandinavian furniture, small kitchen, garden and surf spirit.

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The area around Biarritz and Bordeaux is always worth a visit.

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EDITOR’S TIPS:

Of course, France also offers you other wonderful destinations, especially now in autumn. Just take a look:

https://go-sixt.com/travel/autumn-france/

https://go-sixt.com/travel/boat-trips-in-paris

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