What you should know before hiring a car in Biarritz
|Biarritz city centre|
|Biarritz-Anglet-Bayonne Airport (BIQ): 2 mi from city centre|
Car hires in Biarritz: practical information
Where to rent a car in Biarritz
Spending a week in fancy pants Biarritz? You can’t get any classier than this place, considering Napoleon III and his Spanish wife Eugenie used to spend their holidays here! Once you book your flights to Biarritz, reserve a rental car from the airport for your trip.
At Biarritz Airport choose between Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt. You can also pick up a rent car from Biarritz city centre, located around the central train station.
Driving in Biarritz: parking and other tips
Driving in Biarritz is just as you’d imagine it would be in the south of France. In the summertime it can get a bit crazy as people from all over the world descent on this popular resort town.
Parking in Biarritz is a breeze and the ticket machines won’t charge you for parking during siesta time, so make sure you only pay up until the time specified on the parking signs displayed in the street. Ideally, book a hotel in Biarritz with car parking facilities or with a car park nearby.
Road trips from Biarritz: what to do, what to see
Welcome to French Basque Country! Bayonne is one of the most popular tourist cities in south-western France. It’s old town is perfectly preserved and its riverside restaurants are just a delight. Did you know that until 1907 it was forbidden to build outside the city’s fortifications?
Bordeaux is far from being a city only for wine lovers. This city has really stepped up its cultural platform and is now a destination for all. The entire city is UNESCO-listed, making it the largest urban World Heritage Site ever. Take a wine tour or just stay in the city, sipping reds all evening long.
San Sebastian is but a 45 minute drive from Barritz and makes the perfect day trip. This Spanish city has so much going for it from fabulous city beaches, Michelin-star restaurants, world-class sculptures and a charm you can’t find elsewhere. It’s everything that grey and grimy Bilbao is not: cultured and charming by day, flirty by night.