|Loaf of white bread||$1.75|
|1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff||$0.35|
|Gasoline (1 liter)||$2.08|
|Cinema, international release, 1 seat||$12.88|
|Milk (1 liter)||$1.28|
|Tennis court rent (1 hour on weekend)||$21.88|
|Pack of cigarettes||$8.95|
|Local draught beer||$6.78|
The history of the city of Biarritz begins in the Middle Ages. At the time, the glamorous city of today was a simple village in the dunes, named Beariz, with whaling as its main activity. Little by little, whales moved away from the coast and towards the end of the eighteenth century, locals discovered the benefits of sea bathing. These are the beginnings of thalassotherapy. A century later, Empress Eugénie decided to make Biarritz her preferred resort. Her husband, Napoleon III made built Villa Eugenie here. The city began to attract all the kings of Europe and the custom has not become lost since, as many celebrities still enjoy this now world-famous resort. Although Biarritz attracts many celebrities, it is primarily known as a surfing spot and tourists travel to Biarritz year round to enjoy this sport. If the beach and the waves do not monopolize your time when you book flights to Biarritz, you can do some amazing tours here. To the north, you can climb 248 steps to reach the top of the Lighthouse Pointe Saint Martin, which is 73 meters in height. Not far away, you can also go see the blue dome of the Russian Orthodox Church and its Saint Petersburg Icons.
Formerly, all the kings of Europe went to Biarritz, which soon earned the place the title of "Queen of beaches and beach of kings”. Bismarck and Bonaparte also met there in 1865 to obtain support in Prussian policy. In 1892, as a result of the alliance between France and Russia, under the leadership of Tsar Alexander III, the St. Alexander Nevsky Orthodox church was built in Biarritz. Erected in Byzantine style, it astonishes the visitors by its dome and tinted blue icons of Saint Petersburg. Masses are still celebrated on Sundays.
Biarritz is not limited to its beautiful villas and beaches popular with surfers. It also features some museums that are very different from each other. The Sea Museum displays its great look on the rock of the Virgin. As its name suggests, it is dedicated to the world of the ocean. Several marine species occupy different pools and aquariums to delight children and adults alike. For gourmands, the chocolate museum has something that will leave all visitors mouth-watering. Immersed in a very chocolaty atmosphere, the collection of the museums features ancient tools, moulds, posters or chocolate sculptures. Finally, it is quite surprising that Biarritz has its Museum of Oriental Art, known for its Asiatica collection. With a collection of over 1000 pieces, it invites its visitors to discover India, Tibet, Nepal or China.
The Basque Country is famous for its waves, which attract many surfers and in this area, Biarritz is certainly one of the most attractive cities. People book cheap flights to Biarritz from all over the world to enjoy its famous beaches. Among the most important ones are the Grande Plage and the Plage de la Côte des Basques. Dominated by the Casino, the Ocean is definitely more upscale in Biarritz. In the eighteenth century people were renting small cabins canvas to protect themselves from the sun and some of them are still visible today. Nearby, separated mainly by the Rocher de la Vierge, the beach of the Cote des Basques owes its name to a kind of pilgrimage which brought together all the Basques for a collective bath the following Sunday August 15 or the second Sunday of September. Below a cliff, you will find one of the best spots of Europe for surfing, and many surf contests are held here each year.We also have great deals for European destinations like cheap flights to Graz
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