Rent a car in Biarritz and you’ll soon discover the charms that make this classy destination so popular...
Perched on the Atlantic coast, just inside the French border and only 11 miles from Spain, Biarritz has always been associated with the sea: originally as a therapeutic resort, later as a surf and nightlife hot spot.
Car hire in Biarritz lets you make the most of this beautiful coastal area and enjoy the many hotels and nightlife on the southern shores of the Bay of Biscay. Picking up at Biarritz Parme Airport (BIQ), use the car to fit in a trip across the border to Spain, or to see the renowned Museum of the Sea, or les Landes Forest. And don't miss the Place Sainte-Eugénie and Thermes Marins.
Enjoying a mild, sunny climate, Biarritz is a haven for all water-sports enthusiasts and has become just as well known for its evening après-surf nightlife. And with short direct flights from Gatwick(LGW), Stansted (STN) and Manchester (MAN) to Biarritz Parme (BIQ), it's an ideal destination for a short, weekend break, as well as a longer holiday.
But it's not all surf and clubbing. Biarritz has been a fashionable resort since the 19th century and the characteristic and expansive architecture reflects its moneyed and influential residents, as does its legendary casino.
Give yourself a little more spending power in the casino by saving cash on your Biarritz car rental. Pre-booking is always the best option, and it means you can choose whether to collect your vehicle from the airport or a downtown location.
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When you’ve had your fill of the bars, restaurants and casinos in Biarritz, car hire will allow you to explore further afield...
Its location in the Basque country gives it a unique culture, evident in its food, language and history. Take a look at the 12th-century St Martin's Church, beautifully restored in the 16th century. Bayonne is a must-see, as are Barniere Port and Saint Jean de Luz.
Away from the city, Biarritz car hire is an ideal way to reach the spectacular Pyrenees. Similarly, Spanish border towns, like San Sebastian, are easily accessed by car (it’s only a 45-minute drive between Biarritz and San Sebastian).
A four-hour drive north will be rewarded by the spectacular sight of La Rochelle. This heavily fortified port is home to several superb museums and France’s largest aquarium. Head east, again for close to four hours, and you will set sight upon one of France’s most beautiful towns – Carcassonne. Nestling like a jewel in the foothills of the Pyrenees, Carcassonne is a huge fortified town with a delightful charm that echoes throughout the maze of historic buildings.
Closer to Biarritz, just over the border in Spain, drive for 90 minutes and you’ll be in Bilboa – one of the surprise arts centres of Europe. Once an industrial ugly duckling, this huge port has turned into a real swan.