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Phare de Biarritz

64200 Biarritz, France

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About Phare de Biarritz

The Biarritz lighthouse is located in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department, on the territory of the city of Biarritz, more precisely at the Pointe Saint-Martin, a rocky escarpment overlooking the city. This maritime signaling establishment, designed by the lighthouse and beacon service commission in 1825, was built in 1830.


Attractions near Phare de Biarritz

Biarritz Aquarium1.59km from Phare de Biarritz

The Biarritz aquarium is the first maritime museum in Biarritz was created in 1871 by the Marquis Léopold de Folin.  It underwent the first renovation in 1992 inorder to house an important collection of marine animals and stuffed birds. It now presents the marine life of the Bay of Biscay and information on fishing techniques, cetaceans, whaling, and the life of sailors. Its terrace contains a shop, the outdoor seal pool where the seals eat, and offers a panoramic view of the coast.

Le Train de La Rhune2.09km from Phare de Biarritz

The Rhune railway also called the Rhune train or the Rhune 1 small train, is an electrified metric gauge and rack railway line located in the Basque Country in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques. It is one of the few railway racks of France still in service. On a metric gauge line.  The line connects the Col de Saint-Ignace, about 10  km east of Saint-Jean-de-Luz at the top of Rhune at an altitude of 905  m, on the Franco-Spanish border.

Cathédrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne6.1km from Phare de Biarritz

The Sainte - Marie d'Baïonne cathedral is a cathedral which is located in Baïonne in France. This roman cathedral was built in Gothic style. It is the episcopal seat of the diocese of Bayonne.   The Roman Catholic church serves as the seat of the bishop of the township and neighboring towns. Though originally of Romanesque design, two fires led to its total reconstruction in the 13th century.

Musée Basque6.39km from Phare de Biarritz

The Basque and History Museum of Bayonne presents a historiographic and ethnographic collection devoted to the Basque Country in France. It goes from the daily life of the shepherd and the farmer since protohistory, tools, domestic and traditional arts, paintings, games, and dances, passing by the Basque identity through the centuries.

Château d'Abbadie20.38km from Phare de Biarritz

Château d'Abbadie is a beautiful majestic castle which was located in Hendaye, Pyrénées-Atlantiques.  It is a neo-gothic style castle which was one of the famous sites in this area.  huge scientific library and observatory, equipped with a unique meridian telescope to study the position of the stars and also this castle holds apartments for d’Abbadie and his wife and a chapel for the noble couple and the farmers of the land.

Passerelle d'Holzarte74.46km from Phare de Biarritz

The gorges of Holtzarte form a narrow canyon carved by the Olhadoko erreka , a precursor of the Gave de Larrau in Haute-Soule, in the French Basque country.  It presents a karstic landscape cut by deep canyons, of which the Holtzarté gorges, 100 to 300 m deep, are the most spectacular. One of the naturally beautiful locations which was quiet intresting.

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The Nouvelle-Aquitaine region is the largest region of France with an area of 84,035.7 kilometer square. Tourism is an important sector in a region with significant assets, starting with a mild and sunny climate, wine tourism, many heritage sites, sandy beaches for surfers, and mountains for skiers.