Welcome to the 'Queen of Beaches and Beach of Kings'. Today Biarritz is the European capital of surf but back in the twilight of the 19th century this Atlantic resort was a magnet for the movers and shakers of the day. Their hotel of choice was The Palais, housed in a sumptuous seaside villa built by Napoleon III for his wife Eugenie. Today, it remains a hallmark of class and style and provides the discerning traveller with the perfect base from which to explore the Basque coast.
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