Phare de Biarritz, Biarritz

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Phare de Biarritz, a whitewashed lighthouse built in 1834, towers over Cape Hainsart at 73 m (240 ft) above sea level. Climb its 248 steps for panoramic views of the area--from the sandy Landes coast to the rocky Basque country. On a clear day, you might even get a glimpse of Spain. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Biarritz holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Phare de Biarritz and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • A must to dominate the Bay. A small garden allows a well deserved rest after a fitness along the beach.
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  • In Biarritz do not take your car, train stations, then do everything on foot. The lighthouse of Biarritz is a beautiful place to admire the Bay, the beach and the city, all on the same point of view. For the photos it's SUPER beautiful. For the more ' ' sportsmen ' ' climb up the lighthouse and the view will be more beautiful, with the golf EL the Pyrenees in the background. You will even see Spain...
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  • A nice stroll along the ocean... Arriving at the lighthouse we have a great view of the Bay of Biarritz...
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  • The lighthouse is beautiful and worth going. The best is to go by foot and walk there. It got a nice viewing point over the beach of the city.
  • It was a bit of a wait to climb the tower (even in shoulder season), but well worth it for the amazing panoramic views. Not much space at the top (which explains the wait times), which is actually makes the experience quite nice (they seem to keep it to ~10 or fewer people at a time)
  • Horrible staff. I can’t believe they didn’t grant us access after me and my pregnant wife waited 2 hours. We booked online and for some reason they couldn’t process the booking. So we asked them to try again the day before but no reply. When we arrived they asked for €5 euros (cash only, which they didn’t mention before) but we didn’t have cash, so I tried to offer something for them to keep as a deposit so we can go and get the cash after our visit, but she refused. No sympathy.
  • Great views and fresh air lovely place to walk. Had lovely duck starter and a tender lamb dish
  • I am not great with heights but climbed the steps slowly and carefully to the top and my gosh was it worth the view. The views are stunning over Biarritz the mountains in the background and the Atlantic ocean across the bay is stunning. Its hight up and you can see for miles on a clear day. I enjoyed the experience and loved the quirkiness of the lighthouse. The area around the foot of the light house is good for picnics and looking out over Biarritz. The colours are beautiful and the light is stunning.
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