CHALETS DU MOULIN • RIVERSIDE CHALETS IN THE BASQUE COUNTRY

Quartier Pessarou • 64240 • La Bastide Clairence • France
t:(+33)5 59 70 53 79 • info@pierretoune.com

 
 
 
 
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Riverside holiday chalets near Biarritz with heated pool
Chalets au bord de la rivière près de Biarritz avec piscine chauffée

 
 

BIARRITZ
The mill is ideally situated for discovering the dramatic Basque or Landes coastline. The beaches of Biarritz and surrounding beaches of Anglet, Bidart and Guethary are just 30 minutes drive from the mill. Biarritz is our favourite coastal town in the area and we believed it deserved a page of its own.

History
Formerly a whaling port, Biarritz became fashionable and glamourous in the Victorian period with Queen Victoria being a regular visitor for the mild winter climate and the local spas. The early 1900s then saw the introduction of the town's amazing art deco buildings, such as the Casino on the sea front, the Musee de la Mer (museum of the sea), Hotel Plaza and the old train station which is now the festival hall. These all sit side by side with the Bearn, Belle Epoque (Victorian) and traditional Basque architecture. Le Grand Palais on the main beach in Biarritz is one of the most expensive and luxurious hotels in France - it was built for Princess Eugenie by Napoleon III. The above-mentioned buildings are just a few of the architectural and historical wonders you will find on your visit to Biarritz.

Beaches & Town
Biarritz has three main beaches, the Grande Plage right in the town is very popular and is the main picture on this page. It has safe swimming areas but is also popular with surfers. Le Port Vieux beach (old port) is sheltered from the Atlantic waves and is the safest beach for swimming and bathing. La Cote des Basques beach is the most popular beach with surfers with its perfect long waves. This is where the Biarritz Surf Festival is held every year in July.

The town is awash with shops, restaurants, bars and historical buildings. There is a laid-back, friendly atmosphere. The shopping here is very unique, the usual high street brand names make way to individual shops selling the latest high street fashions. There are all the usual surf shops such as Quiksilver, Rip Curl, Oxbow, Roxy, Billabong, etc. Galeries Lafayette is a large department store selling an array of quality goods from gastronomic food to Gucci bags.

Surfing
Biarritz is the home of surfing in Europe as we know it. Whether you are a hardened pro or a beginner, you will find the right waves for you in Biarritz. As mentioned above, the town's two main surfing beaches are the Grande Plage and La Cote des Basques which are great for all levels with La Cote des Basques being favoured by longboarders. Here you will find long-rolling lefts and rights. If you want to venture a bit further either north or south of Biarritz, you will find the less crowded beaches of Anglet, Bidart and Guethary. Please see our full surfing page for more information, on various surf spots, shops, hire etc

Restaurants, Bars & Nightlife
Biarritz is full of fantastic restaurants (click here to see a full favourite list) ranging from traditional Basque, French and International cuisine. You will also find excellent seafood restaurants with our favourite being Chez Albert on the old port. One place we cannot rate highly enough for the quality of food and traditional Basque atmosphere is Bar Jean in the Les Halles area of Biarritz.

As for bars and nightlife, the options are too numerous to mention with an array of bars and nightclubs. You will be spoilt for choice, but wherever you go you will be met by a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere. One thing we would recommend is to have a drink on the terrace of the Casino and watch the sun go down over the Grand Plage, or at the Santa Marina restaurant/cafe on the rocks of the Port Vieux beach.

You may have noticed that we're very enthusiastic about Biarritz, but we're sure you will feel the same way after just one visit!

Links:
Biarritz Tourist Office

Ryanair

Easyjet

The Times of London review of Biarritz

Surf conditions

weather


 

EASTER & MAY HOLIDAYS
Easter Weekend and May Bank Holidays (5th and 26th May 2014)
3 night stay just £140 instead of £160 and a 4 night stay just £185 instead of £215
Free welcome basket of local produce

PAQUES et PONTS de MAI
Séjour de 3 nuits a seulement 170€ au lieu de €192 et un séjour de 4 nuits a seulement €225 au lieu de €260
Panier d'accueil de produits régionaux offert

CHALET RATES/TARIFS
(2 persons/personnes) - 2014
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Per week/Par semaine

Chalets 1 - 4 & 6
Avril/Mai/Octobre 2014: 450 euros
Juin/Septembre 2014
: 500 euros
Juillet/Aout 2014: 550 euros

Chalet 5 (with washing machine, LCD screen, DVD and more outside space, privacy)* (lave-linge, écran LCD, lecteur DVD et plus privé)
April/May/Oct 2013: 475 euros
June/Sept 2013: 525 euros
July/August 2013: 575 euros

Availability calendar/disponibilité

CHALET 1


CHALET 2


CHALET 3


CHALET 4

CHALET 5

CHALET 6

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