Biarritz (Basque: Biarritz) is a city on the Bay of Biscay, on the Atlantic coast in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in southwestern France. Biarritz has long made its fortune from the sea: as a whaling settlement from the twelfth century onwards, in the 18th century doctors recommended that the ocean at Biarritz had therapeutic properties, inspiring patients to make pilgrimages to the beach for alleged cures for their ailments. The city became more renowned in 1854 when Empress Eugénie (the wife of Napoléon III) built a palace on the beach (now the Hôtel du Palais).
The twenty closest neighbours in the database:
San Sebastián (Spain) (39 km), Pamplona (Spain) (74 km), Bilbao (Spain) (117 km), Lourdes (France) (130 km), Santillana del Mar (Spain) (207 km), Sarlat-la-Canéda (France) (271 km), Rocamadour (France) (293 km), La Rochelle (France) (300 km), Carcassonne (France) (317 km), Monestir de Santa Maria de Poblet (318 km), Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey (348 km), Tarragona (Spain) (349 km), Perpignan (France) (372 km), Estadio Bernabéu (380 km), Valle de los Caídos (382 km), Sagrada Família (383 km), Museo Cerralbo (384 km), Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza (384 km), Palau and Park Güell (385 km), Barcelona (Spain) (385 km)