Often described as a "Beach fit for Kings", the stylish seaside resort of Biarritz has attracted the rich and famous, including royalty, for many years. Empress Eugenie first visited the town in the 1850s and went on to have a house built there. King Leopold of Belgium visited, as did Queen Victoria and her son the Prince of Wales, became a regular visitor to Biarritz. Years later the Duke of Windsor and Wallis Simpson had a beachside villa in Biarritz. Other famous people who have owned a home in the resort include Coco Chanel and Jean Poiret.
You wont need a small fortune of your own to get about with a hire car in Biarritz. Thrifty Car Rental is an established international car hire firm. We offer excellent rates for cheap car hire in Biarritz. If youre planning to travel about town a city car might be the best choice for you, but we also have a range of larger cars, including MPVs and estates, which are ideal if you are going to travel further afield or if you are visiting the area for the surf.
Whisk yourself away to the south west of France to the glamorous town of Biarritz, where the sun glistens on the Atlantic and luxury is the order of the day. This cosmopolitan town offers beach fun and chic boutiques, casinos and history, to give it a rich diversity.More About Biarritz Airport
Cheap car hire rates are available even on larger models and youll need one of these if you have surfboards to transport. Call in at Thrifty Biarritz to see just how good our prices are, and you might be lucky enough to catch one of our special offers.
Biarritz and neighboring Anglet are a dream destination for keen surfers. The resorts situation on the Atlantic coast means that the wave conditions are ideal for surfing or body boarding. Every summer there is a surfing festival which attracts thousands of people from all over the world, some to surf and some just to watch and join in the general festivities.
If you prefer something a little less energetic, you may prefer to soak up the sun on the golden beaches or the atmosphere of the town at its stylish shops and restaurants. The plaza by the elegant Eglise Sainte Eugénie is the perfect place to relax after a hard days shopping. If you fancy your luck you could visit Biarritzs glamorous Bellevue Casino, built in 1857.
If you can tear yourself away from the delights of Biarritz, a short drive south will bring you to the charming Basque town of St-Jean-de-Luz. Very close to the Spanish border, this popular seaside town has a real mix of the cultures of Spain and France. The beaches are ideal for families, and there are plenty of cafes serving traditional Basque fare.
This coastal area has plenty to entertain young and old alike. Whether its a relaxing stay or an active adventure youre after, Biarritz wont disappoint.
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