Idyllically located between mountains and the Atlantic sea, Biarritz is one of the most famous French resorts. 

Its 73meters-high lighthouse became its biggest symbol. Its very elegant villas have been living in perfect harmony with a very relaxed surf culture that benefits from its more than 6km stretch of wavy and sandy beaches. It even hosts every year one of the most important Surf Festivals in the world at Plage de la Côte des Basques. Visiting Biarritz and the Pays Basque (right at the Spanish border) is definitely a sensory experience. It starts with the language, so unique and spoken by around 600,000 people in this French corner. 

Then there is the touch, with sea, sand, sun and the thalassotherapy centres. There are lots of golf courses too, including the world's second oldest. The smell of seafood, charcuterie, French Patisserie and fresh truffles are always kind of mixed up - specially inside the unmissable Les Halles market. 

The tasty part belongs to the delicious tapas everywhere, and the spicy piment d'espelette, the pepper so present in the Basque cuisine.