Biarritz is an elegant seaside town on southwestern France’s Basque coast and has been a popular resort since European royalty began visiting in the 1800s. It’s also a major surfing destination, with long sandy beaches and surf schools. Day and night Biarritz never sleeps, the terraces of bars and cafés are constantly bustling. Art galleries, shops, casinos and French-Spanish influenced restaurants are trademarks of the Biarritz lifestyle. A symbol of Biarritz, the Rocher de la Vierge is a rocky outcrop topped with a statue of the Virgin Mary. Reached via footbridge, it offers sweeping views of the Bay of Biscay.