Biarritz is on a rugged, rocky coast that is hard to reach. There is just one little fishing port nestled among the cliffs. Until the end of the 19th century it was home to whale fishermen who went out seeking adventure in New France and the United States of America.
"The weather is good several times a day." This adage, which also applies to Brittany, explains the green beauty of the inland landscapes, from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Ainhoa, Hasparren and Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle.
THE OAK TREE
The Basque house, pastures and the oak tree. The oak tree is the symbol of the Basque Country and can be found throughout the Basque Hinterland. It is a sign of strength and longevity.
The Basque Coast is rugged with sharp rocks. The magnificent show of these rocky cliffs can only be observed at low tide.
Milady is a beach to the south of Biarritz, with a spectacular view of the end of the Pyrenees plunging into the sea. Peñas de Aia mountain (Aiako Harria in the Basque language) stands out from all others.
Cote des basques
Athletic, rugged and natural, the Côte des Basques was elected the most beautiful beach in France in 2014. It is one of the most renowned surfing spots in the world. High tide submerges the beach but not the view of the northern Spanish coast.