Offering panoramic views of Biarritz Cote des Basques Beach and a heated outdoor swimming pool, Le Grand Large is an apartment-hotel situated in the heart of Biarritz, just 200 m from the Old Harbour and beach, with shops, specialty stores, local markets and tapas bars nearby.
The spacious studios at the Le Grand Large feature a loggia and views of the Ocean or the Lighthouse. They all are equipped with a modern private bathroom and a complete kitchenette with ceramic hob.
Le Grand Large also has a bar and restaurant with a panoramic view over the Atlantic Ocean. Guests are invited to enjoy the regional cuisine. The apartment hotel also features a relaxing lounge and library.
Le Grand Large is less than a 5-minute walk from Cote des Basques Beach. Within 3 km, guests can enjoy Biarritz Golf and Bidart Golf. Biarritz-Anglet-Bayonne Airport is 4 km away.
This is visitors’ favorite part of Biarritz’, according to independent reviews. Couples particularly like the location — it was rated 9.3/10 for a two-person trip. This property is also rated for the best value in Biarritz! Guests get more for their money when compared to other properties in the city.
Le grand Large features a restaurant with a panoramic views, serving regional specialties. Breakfast lunch and dinner are available every day. Free Wi-Fi access is available along with private parking. The hotel is 3.7 km from Biarritz-Anglet-Bayonne Airport.
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BIARRITZ is the only surf town in the world with a royal history, it is located on the Atlantic coast in the French Basque Country in southwestern France 22 miles from the border with Spain. It is a seaside tourist destination known for the Hôtel du Palais, its casinos, and its surfing culture. French is the priority language, many locals speak Spanish and English, some speak Basque.
It is a combination of French high culture and SoCal surf culture, putting a decidedly surfy spin on the notion of joie de vivre.
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ANGLET is part of the B.A.B. (Bayonne-Anglet-Biarritz), district, neighbouring Biarritz. The sandy coast starts 200 km to the north and ends in Anglet at the Biarritz Lighthouse. Anglet is 10% forested with a coastal reserve. The Adour River (ninth largest port in France) enters the Atlantic Ocean on the northern border of the community. | More about Anglet | Slideshow |
BIARRITZ offers one of the most attractive seaside saunters in France on a route lined with tamarisks and hydrangeas. It starts at the lighthouse on the high headland and passes France’s second-oldest golf course and the Russian Orthodox Church, built for visiting 19th Century nobility.
The famous old promenade along the Grande Plage leads past the Casino Barriere, with a fine art deco ceiling and floor, to the peaceful old square ‘Place Ste-Eugenie’ and the ‘Musee de la Mer’ (Museum of the Sea), with its twice-a-day shark-feeding sessions. Biarritz made its fortune from the sea as a whaling settlement from the twelfth century onwards.
In the 18th century doctors recommended that the ocean at Biarritz had therapeutic properties, inspiring patients to make pilgrimages to the beach for alleged cures for their ailments.The Rock of the Virgin, the statue of Madonna, set up to keep local fishermen safe, is accessed over a bridge designed by Gustave Eiffel, of ‘Eiffel Tower’ fame.
Surf in Biarritz
At the end of World War II in Europe, the U.S. Army’s Information and Educational Branch was ordered to establish an overseas university campus for demobilized American service men and women in Biarritz. Under General Samuel L. McCroskey, the hotels and casinos of Biarritz were converted into quarters, labs, and class spaces for U.S. service personnel.
The University opened 10 August 1945 and around 10,000 students attended an eight-week term. This campus was set up to provide a transition between army life and subsequent attendance at a university in the USA, so students attended for just one term. After three successful terms, the G.I. University closed in March 1946
Biarritz hosted the 2019 meeting of the ‘G7’ for heads of State. Biarritz was selected as host city for the 2019 International Surfing Association Longboard Championships. Biarritz also hosted the highly successful 2017 ISA World Surfing Games, accentuated by huge crowds. The World Surfing Games are the forerunner to surfing as a selected Olympic sport in 2020 in Japan.
Bayonne located 10 min from Biarritz and the ocean, is a fortified town of 46,000 traversed by the Nive and Adour rivers which converge in front of the town hall. Located on the northern coast of the Basque country which stretches 35 km along the Atlantic ocean, Bayonne rubs shoulders with famous resort towns like Biarritz, and Anglet, as well as the picturesque inland-Basque villages of Aïnhoa, Sare, Espelette and St Jean Pied de Port. The Basque Country extends into neighbouring Spain where visits to San Sebastián, Hondarribia, Pamplona or Bilbao and its famous Guggenheim Museum can be made.
Bayonne is a 5 hour high-speed train-ride from Paris and Bordeaux is 2 hours away. By road, Pau is 1 hour, Toulouse 3 hours, Madrid 4 hours, and Barcelona 5 hours. Bayonne and neighbouring Anglet and Biarritz are the perfect places to stay and visit the whole of the region. Biarritz-Anglet-Bayonne formerly known as ‘the BAB’ includes adjoining communities, Boucou and Bidart. Whilst ‘Biarritz, Anglet, Bayonne, Boucou and Bidart’ all comprise the agglomeration community, each is an individually managed municipality.
The knife/sword weapon, the bayonet, mounted on a rifle’s muzzle, and dating back to the 16th century is believed to have been invented/developed by the peasants defending the city of Bayonne against enemies at that time.
BIARRITZ SIGHTS & FEATURES
Asiatica Museum: Asian art from India, Nepal, Tibet, & China.
Museum of the Sea: has 24 aquaria, sharks and seals.
Annual Biarritz Surf Festival: a premier surf event in Europe
St-Martin’s Church: 12th century, restored 16th century.
Russian Orthodox Church: constructed for visiting Russian aristocrats.
Chappelle Imperiale: built for Empress Eugenie.
Hôtel du Palais: a palace on the beach, built for Empress Eugenie.
Museum of Chocolate: The history and manufacture of chocolate.
Two casinos: Barrière and Bellevue, on the waterfront.