The city of Biarritz

Historical capital of surfing since the 50’s, Biarritz is a basque city whose culture is resolutely turned towards the ocean. Marked by the culture of surfing, it still attracts the amateurs of glide for its long beaches, its many surf shops and schools for all levels.

Since 2011, the park ludo-scientific City of the Ocean divided on three floors, various rooms devoted especially to the history of the birth of the oceans, their operation, to the oceans of ice, scuba diving or even to the abyss.

Very interactive, the center offers several virtual animations, among which are ” Virtual surfing “, a simulation game of surfing. The grand aquarium of Biarritz, located in the city centre in a beautiful building of the Belle Epoque, complete the cultural offer of the city around the theme of the ocean.

A visit to the lighthouse, which you will have to climb 248 steps, you will offer a unique panorama on the gulf of Biscay. The visit of Biarritz passes through a few must-sees : the rock of the virgin, that Napoleon III has been drilling a tunnel in the 19th century, is thus the emblem of the city.

The Second Empire has left its mark on the architecture of Biarritz : the ” Villa Eugénie “, today’s palace named ” Hotel du Palais “, and the imperial chapel still bear witness to the presence of the empress had made Biarritz its resort.

The History of the city is told in more detail at the historical museum, housed in a former anglican church.

campsite Berrua, 4 km from Biarritz

Your campsite Sunêlia Berrua is only 4 km from the gates of Biarritz. The City of the Ocean, 3 km from your holiday place can be reached by bike. For the Aquarium, the city centre and the rock of the virgin, it is only a 6 km or a dozen minutes by car and 30 minutes by bike along the coast road.

Shuttle available from the campsite to Biarritz or regular bus line (A1) in high season.

Around Biarritz

Enjoy the coast and its beaches of the Basque Country.