Biarritz

Biarritz (UK: /bɪəˈrɪts, ˈbɪərɪts/ beer-ITS, BEER-its,[2][3] US: /ˌbəˈrɪts, ˈbərɪts/ BEE-ə-RITS, -rits,[2][4] French: [bjaʁits] (listen), Basque: [bi.arits̻]; Basque also Miarritze [mi.arits̻e]; Occitan: Biàrritz [ˈbjarits]) is a city on the Bay of Biscay, on the Atlantic coast in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in the French Basque Country in southwestern France. It is located 35 kilometres (22 mi) from the border with Spain. It is a luxurious seaside tourist destination known for the Hôtel du Palais (originally built for the Empress Eugénie circa 1855), its casinos in front of the sea and its surfing culture.

Biarritz
Biarritz / Miarritze  (Basque)
Biàrritz  (Occitan)
Beach seen from the Pointe Saint-Martin
Location of Biarritz
Biarritz
Biarritz
Coordinates: 43°29′N 1°34′W
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentPyrénées-Atlantiques
ArrondissementBayonne
CantonBiarritz
IntercommunalityCA Pays Basque
Government
  Mayor (20202026) Maider Arosteguy
Area
1
11.66 km2 (4.50 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
25,532
  Density2,200/km2 (5,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
64122 /64200
Elevation0–85 m (0–279 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.