BIARRITZ IN SOUTHWEST FRANCE AND AT THE SPAINISH BORDER
Located in south-western France at the gateway to the Spanish border, Biarritz is at the crossroads of 3 key destinations: Bordeaux (2h transfer), Bilbao (1h30) and San Sebastian (40min). Accessible in 15 minutes from Biarritz-Pays Basque airport or Biarritz train station, with several daily flights to Paris Charles de Gaulle or Orly, and numerous trains to Paris Montparnasse. Marseille, Nice, London, Brussels, Frankfurt, as well as many European destinations by direct flight.
an ideal location
Quietly situated at the top of the Avenue de l'Impératrice, between the Biarritz lighthouse and the Golf course, the Hotel Regina Experimental is uniquely sheltered from the hustle and bustle of summer life, yet just a stone's throw from the center of Biarritz.
Sightseeing or strolling, lounging on the beach or discovering architecture, grabbing a bite to eat or gourmet dining: whatever your desires, the environment and neighborhood are spontaneously and easily discovered on foot. Biarritz lighthouse: Built in 1834, 73 meters high with its 248 steps, it dominates the coastline - open to visitors. (5 min walk) Golf du Phare : this 18-hole golf course dating from 1888 offers an atypical course just a stone's throw from the ocean. (5 min walk) Musée de la mer: a jewel of the Art Deco style, it invites the public on a journey along the Gulf Stream past some fifty aquariums, the 11-meter coral reef, the seal tank, and the shark tank. (15 min walk) The Rocher de la Vierge and the Port Vieux: The metal footbridge designed by Gustave Eiffel provides access to the Rocher de la Vierge, an emblematic monument of the city of Biarritz and a viewpoint over the sea and mountains. The walk takes you to the Port Vieux, with typical fishermen's crampottes and seafood restaurants. (20 min walk) Les Halles : During the day, over a hundred traders and boutiques offer local produce, in the evening: festive restaurants and bars! (20 min walk)
TWO STEPS FROM THE OCEAN
"When you hesitate between two beaches, one of them is always Biarritz." Sacha Guitry. Here, the seaside town offers superb views of the ocean and the Atlantic coast, as well as a wealth of opportunities for board sports.
The Regina Experimental is just a 5-minute walk from the Miramar beach and 10 minutes from the Grande Plage. Two spots to enjoy the seaside, swimming and surfing to the full. On the fine sand, with the tides flowing or with your feet in the water, take advantage of the Basque coast to recharge your batteries!
BOLD, GOURMET GASTRONOMY
During your vacation in the Basque Country, discover the unmissable local produce of the South-West: chipirons, cochon de manex, corn roux, ewe's milk cheese, Banka trout, Bayonne ham... gems from the Basque Country to taste in our Frenchie Biarritz restaurant, in one of the spots in the Saint Charles neighborhood or around Les Halles. Gastronomy is one of the pillars of northern and southern Basque culture!
STROLLING BETWEEN SEA AND MOUNTAINS
In and around Biarritz, walking and enjoying nature are part of the way of living. Strolling along the city's sandy beaches, strolling along the coastal path between Bidart and Saint-Jean-de-Luz, hiking to the summit of the Rhune at 950m, are just some of the options.
To complete an unforgettable weekend in the Basque Country, visits to the villages of Ainhoa, Espelette, Cambo, Itxassou, Sare and Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port offer an immersion in typical architecture and traditions.