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A girl should be two things: classy & fabulous - Coco Chanel

Travel guide - Biarritz with Kids

Mar 14, 2024

Old-world luxury meets modern charm in Biarritz, a coastal gem along France's southeastern shores. Once favored as royalty's summer retreat and hailed as the birthplace of surfing in Europe, Biarritz effortlessly blends opulence with a laid-back atmosphere. Fashionable yet relaxed, Biarritz has long been a holiday hotspot. It's also a well-kept secret for families traveling with kids. Moreover, it holds a special place in our hearts, as it's where one of our biggest inspirations, Madame Coco Chanel, opened her first store. 

Where to eat in Biarritz

Le Bar Jean

Le Bar Jean is a famous place for the best tapas, paellas, and meat dishes. It’s the perfect mix of Basque cuisine mixed with a classic French kitchen (read: French fries) - a great lunch with kids guaranteed. 

Where to eat in Biarritz

Les Halles

Les Halles is a lively covered food market with everything you, and your kids, could dream of. Think about: tasting bars, organic bakeries, cheese and charcuterie and so on. It’s the perfect place to spend a morning and take things for a picnic. And don’t forget to join the line of chic French women and surfers for coffee at Lobita.

Where to eat in Biarritz

Café des Artistes

When in France: steak frites. Café des Artistes ia a classic French bistro that you must visit in Biarritz. It has this typical French interior, with a cute terrace to really soak op the atmosphere in Biarritz. 

Where to stay in Biarritz

Villa Magnan

Imagine transforming an abandoned villa once owned by the Spanish Royal family into a cozy family-style guesthouse! That's exactly what this place is – with six beautifully designed suites, a dreamy gourmet kitchen, and plenty of indoor and outdoor spaces where guests, including kids, can feel right at home.

Where to stay in Biarritz

Hotel du Palais Biarritz

This iconic place is an experience in itself - Hotel du Palais Biarritz, once the summer residence of Napoleon III and Empress Eugenie, was reopened in 1893 and has since become an iconic destination. Hosting famous guests such as Frank Sinatra and Coco Chanel, it remains a jewel of France's southwest to this day.

Where to stay in Biarritz

Regina Experimental Biarritz

Regina Experimental Biarritz, nestled in a gorgeous Belle Époque building with views over Biarritz bay. It's a hip boutique hotel boasting 72 rooms, a restaurant, and a spa, all housed in a cool Art Deco setup. Perfect for both you and your kids, to relax after a day exploring Biarritz. 

Where to play in Biarritz


It’s no secret that Biarritz is a beach and surf paradise, often being named “little California'” for its breathtaking beaches like Le Grande Plage, Plage Côte des Basques, and Plage Marbella. (Those seeking calmer waters can swim in smaller bays like Plage du Miramar, Plage Port Vieux, and Plage La Milady.)

Where to play in Biarritz

Petit Train

If you’re short on time (or just fancy a fun drive around town like me), catch the Petite Train down at the Grand Plage near Dorin cafe. Not only is this fun for kids, the 30 minute journey passes by the top sights in Biarritz.

where to play in Biarritz

Maison Adam

Get a souvenir from the famed Maison Adam to take home with you (a heartier cousin to Parisian macarons). A sweet treat that is known in Biarritz, so a must try and could become a great tradition if you’re planning to visit this town more often with kids.