Biarritz is one of the most famous and prestigious resorts on the Atlantic coast. It is located 30 minutes from the Spanish border. During the Russian Empire, Russian aristocrats and members of the royal family rested here. In this area, the main influx of tourists is observed from the beginning of May to the end of September, and you can relax here all year round.
In addition to wide sandy beaches, there are many opportunities for outdoor activities. The Bay of Biscay is considered the birthplace of windsurfing in France. The local windsurfing schools are some of the best in the world. If you are a beginner and want to learn this sport, then come here. Every year, international competitions are held in the coastal waters of the city.
Another popular sport in Biarritz considered golf. Here is the most famous European golf training center and many golf clubs. If in the summer and during the velvet season in Biarritz the main type of recreation is the beach, then the rest of the year is spent by tourists on improving their health.
Treatment with sea water is the main direction of local hospital centers. There is a very large thallus therapy institute here. It covers an area of 3000 sq.m. The choice of vacationers are a swimming pool with sea water, beauty salons, jacuzzi and a range of procedures. Here they practice underwater massage, various types of showers, ultrasound treatment, algae therapy, electrotherapy, sea aerosols. With the help of these procedures, you can quit smoking, lose weight, get rid of swelling of the legs and restore strength.
In addition to all this, Biarritz is an ancient region of France, where there are attractions. It is worth visiting the city of Bayonne, which is considered the capital of the Basque Country. It is completely built in Romanesque and medieval style. Here you will see the Cathedral and Monastery of Santa Maria, which dates back to the 13th century. Stop by Ispur, home to the vineyards of Branagh, and taste authentic Basque wines. In the city of Baigori there is the Eshtots castle with a rich collection of weapons from different eras. The medieval cities of Sauveterre-de-Béarn and Sallie-de-Bernard also have a lot of ancient monuments. There are also caves with rock paintings. One of them is “Wolf Paradise” (Oxozelaya), where you can see stalactites and stalagmites of bizarre shape. There are museums – the Museum of the Sea and the Museum of Miniature Cars.
According to handbagpicks, Bordeaux is the capital of French winemaking.
The city of Bordeaux and the province of the same name are famous all over the world for their red wines, the city is surrounded by the most famous vineyards in the world, some of them over a thousand years old. Numerous vineyards and cellars are open to tourists. Here you will see how wine is made and taste different types of wine. In the House of Wines, you will be offered to taste vintage wines, they will teach you to distinguish their various varieties. Here, in July, the annual Festival of Wine takes place, during which excursions to the vineyards are made, numerous tastings are held and a large picnic is arranged next to the Etal du Terrure. The holiday ends with a magnificent fireworks display.
In addition, Bordeaux – a real architectural monument. Worth a look at St. Andrew’s Cathedral. The oldest parts of the building date back to the 11th century. The cathedral has been restored many times. The Royal Doors, completed at a later time, are a masterpiece of French Gothic. There is also a kind of triumphal arch – the gates of Cayo. They were built in honor of Charles VIII, who won the battle of Fornou. Of the sights, one can also note the Roan Palace, the Bolshoi Theater of the architect Louis (one of the most beautiful opera houses in Europe). The picturesque alleys of Bordeaux – Clemenceau, Intendance and Tournay – together form the so-called “triangle”. This is an area where the architecture of the 18th century is presented.
You can walk along the main Saint-Catherine street, where there are many cafes and restaurants, go to the largest square in Europe – Kenkons. In the center of it stands a monument to the deputies of the Revolution. The bridge over the Garron is very beautiful, its length is 500m, it stands on 17 arches. The ruins of an amphitheater that once accommodated more than 100 people remained in the city from Roman times.
For those who want to improve their health, Bordeaux has a unique offer – wine therapy courses. Not far from the city there is a health-improving center “Sources of Kodali”. Courses include red wine baths, honey and wine wraps, intoxicating massages, wine lifting. Wine therapy is aimed at general relaxation, rejuvenation and weight loss.