BIARRITZ

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BIARRITZ famous for its rolling surf and scenery has a colourful history dating back many centuries. See the best of Biarritz, visit sites of interest like its ancient fishing port and whaling station, ‘Rocher de la Vierge’ (Rock of the Virgin), ‘Port des Pecheurs’ (Fisherman’s Port), Hotel du Palais, ‘Port Vieux’ (Old Port), ‘Grande Plage’ (The Great Beach), ‘Eglise Sainte Eugenie’ (Saint Eugenie Church), uninterrupted views over the coastal scenery, your guide brings Biarritz’s colourful past to life.

GUIDED TOUR OF BIARRITZ
in English (Any Day: 7 persons minimum – 2 hours duration) from €22.00/person. Smaller groups 25.00/person. Contact us or Biarritz Tourisme Tel: 05 59 22 37 10 Email: biarritz.tourisme@biarritz.fr.

Surfing
The Quiksilver Pro France World Surfing Tour event in Hossegor takes place at the time of the Biarritz AA convention, and should be a tempting attraction to members visiting from surfing regions of the world. It is an opportunity to watch the planet’s top 32 surfers perform and compete at very close quarters.

Surf Lessons 
Discount has been negotiated with John Larcher Surf School (Anglet) and Biarritz Surf Training for surf lessons for convention attendees. Check out Biarritz Surf Training website Book directly at convention discount price click here.

Golf
With many uncrowded golf courses in the region, golf may be an additional attraction to visiting convention attendees. The convention committee may organize a golf championship if there is sufficient interest with attending convention members.

Spain
San Sebastien, Pamplona, and Bilbao are all close to Biarritz and within easy reach for a day tour. Visitors to the area should not deprive themselves of a visit to Spain if time permits. The architecture, culture, museum at Bilbao, and many galleries make a visit an enriching experience.

Cuisine/Restaurants
The area is famous for having Michelin Star restaurants throughout the territory. A visit to the Basque country is not complete without a visit to one of these, or one of the many local Basque restaurants.

Additional Information
…is available from the Biarritz Tourism Office tel: +33 (0)559 223 710 who partner with the convention to better serve visitors to the town and area. Check out the Biarritz Tourism Offices website.

DAY EXCURSIONS

BILBAO until 1997, was a major industrial city and a large commercial port. The arrival of the grandiose Guggenheim Museum designed by Franck Gehry and its contemporary aesthetics has become emblem of the Basque city. Discover the museum whose spectacular effect is visible both outside and inside the building.

Day excursion (Wednesdays only: April to October from €38.00/person, (no guide) book at Basque Bondissant or Biarritz Tourisme Tel: 05 59 22 37 10 Email: biarritz.tourisme@biarritz.fr.

SAN SEBASTIAN was the place to see and be seen. Aristocrats flocked to this city known for its parties, games, and perfect surf. Tour the city, learn about San Sebastián over the centuries, from fortified village to modern-day resort town, its Belle Époque, and why it’s still awesome today. Learn why aristocrats used to flock here, and why surfers today still love it, See San Sebastián’s most iconic sites, including the stunning Old Town and beautiful La Concha Bay. | Video

Day excursion (Thursdays only; April to October, from €25.00/person, (no guide) book at Basque Bondissant or or Biarritz Tourisme Tel: 05 59 22 37 10 Email: biarritz.tourisme@biarritz.fr.

LOURDES the mythical pilgrimage city. It is to Bernadette Soubirous that the city owes his celebrity. Discover the city called “miracles”; the Apparitions Cave; the sanctuaries and their 22 places of worship; the Boly Mill, Bernadette’s birthplace; Le Cachot, the former prison; the parish church, the former presbytery; are also a must. For a magnificent panoramic view of Lourdes, Tarbes, Pau, the Argelès Gazost valley and the Pyrenean summits, the century-old funicular takes you to the summit of the Pic du Jer in a few minutes. A walking path takes you to the observatory offering a 360 ° panoramic view.

Day excursion (Fridays only: April to September from €28.00/person, (no guide) book at Basque Bondissant or Biarritz Tourisme Tel: 05 59 22 37 10 Email: biarritz.tourisme@biarritz.fr.

LOYOLA the birth place of St. Ignatius to Loyola founder of the Jesuit Order. The Cantabrian corniche offers spectacular views with limestone cliffs dropping vertically to the ocean. Coves, beaches, and charming fishing villages follow one another along the wild coastline. Follow the footsteps of St. Ignatius to Loyola, in a monumental complex built between the 17th and 18th centuries. Visit The Holy House, the life and conversion of the Saint; The Basilica, The Prayer Space; the Spirituality of St Ignatius and the history of the Order; En route enjoy the little port of Getaria, the view from the top of Mount Jaizquibel and stroll through the alleys of the old town of Hondarribia, one of the most picturesque villages on the Basque coast.

Basque country around Zarautz, Spain (on Loyola excursion)

Day excursion (Tuesdays only: April to September from €26.00/person, (no guide) book at Basque Bondissant or Biarritz Tourisme Tel: 05 59 22 37 10 Email: biarritz.tourisme@biarritz.fr.

ST JEAN PIED DE PORT this walled city is ranked among the most beautiful villages in France. Stroll the cobbled streets, go back to the time of the Kings of Navarre and contemplate the Nive du New Bridge. On the way to Compostela, Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port has always been a strategic place located just 8 kilometers from the Spanish border. After visiting the main attractions of the city, stops take place at the artisans village of Osses, a pretty locality of low Navarre.

Day excursion (Mondays only: April to September from €21.00/person, (no guide) book at Basque Bondissant or Biarritz Tourisme Tel: 05 59 22 37 10 Email: biarritz.tourisme@biarritz.fr.

ESPELETTE is a small village nestled at the foot of Mount Mondarrin, its name has an international dimension. Renowned for its famous Espelette pepper, the village is a place full of colors and charm, where the traditional houses represent all the singularity of the Basque Country. Visit this authentic village, stroll through the stands of the typically local market and meet artisans whose traditional know-how makes the reputation of Basque gastronomy.

Day excursion (Wednesdays only: April to September from public bus-stop ‘Helianthe’ from hotel) Price: from €10.00/person, (no guide) book at Basque Bondissant or Biarritz Tourisme Tel: 05 59 22 37 10 Email: biarritz.tourisme@biarritz.fr.

PAMPLONA (Fridays only – April to September) known as Iruñea in Basque, goes beyond the famous San Fermin festivities and running of the bulls, that draws more than a million visitors each year. It is the modern and welcoming Navarrese capital that has lived through centuries of stories and history. This city’s heart balances between Spain and the Basque Country. Olite, the favorite residence of the kings of Navarre in the 15th century impresses with the disproportionate size of its castle-palace!

Day excursion (Fridays only: April to September from €38.00/person, (no guide) book at Basque Bondissant or Biarritz Tourisme Tel: 05 59 22 37 10 Email: biarritz.tourisme@biarritz.fr.