Biarritz is in the department of the Pyrénées-Atlantiques which has a population of 600,018 covering an area of 7,645 km². Situated within the region of Aquitaine, the region has a population of 2,908,359 covering an area of 41,308 km²
The capital of the Region is Bordeaux, Biarritz has a local population of 25,397
There are 11 Car Hire locations near Biarritz including; Abidos, Anglet, Bayonne, Biarritz, Biarritz Airport, Billere, Hendaye, Lacq Mourenx, Pau, Pau Airport, Saint Jean De Luz,
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Biarritz situated in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department of Aquitaine in South West France 11kms from the Spanish border and 7 hours from Paris (775 km) with direct flights from the UK, Ireland, Paris and Lyon.
Biarritz-Anglet-Bayonne International Airport is 3 km from the town centre, car hire desks are located in the terminal building, if not picking up a hire car then regular bus connections run to the centre (every 20mins).
It is worth pointing out that there is no connection between Biarritz train station, 3 km from the town centre, and Biarritz Airport. The Train station is on the TGV line from Paris (5hrs).
Biarritz is quite hilly and although pedestrianised wandering around can be hard, especially during the hot summer months, the beach is easily walked from the town centre. Shopping is well provided for with major brands located right in the centre.
Biarritz is famous for its stunning coastal scenery and for the dramatic outcrops of rocks in the sea.
As a major surfing resort the beaches are excellent. 2 of these beaches are the Grand Plage and the surfers beach on the Boulevard du Prince de Galles also known as 'Cote de Basque', this beach is superb at low tide.
As with most towns in France the market is an excellent source of fresh produce and to flavour the French relaxed way of life
Although Biarritz is a fantastic place to visit the real beauty lies in the surrounding area, when hiring a car in Biarritz be sure to visit the towns of Anglet, Bayonne and of course the Spanish Basque region.