This seaside town in the south of France has plenty of reminders of the Belle Époque, a time when it was a popular summer destination for bourgeoisie and aristocracy, who enjoyed the sea breeze with umbrellas and straw baskets.

Victor Hugo described Biarritz as “a town of white buildings with red rooftops and green shutters, built on grass hills overlooking the fierce Atlantic Ocean”; it was also the city chosen by Coco Chanel to open her first fashion boutique outside Paris. Its colours, its fishermen's working clothes and the effortless style of its visitors, always influenced her creations.

For these reasons and for its beauty, whenever we can, we like to spend the day in this town, dreaming about its châteaux, walking on the beach or discovering its hidden corners one by one... We love Biarritz! These are our favourite places:

Take a walk and discover the beach of Port Vieux, see the landmark rock of Rocher de la Vierge, the port and reach the Grande Plage, where the Casino Barrière is located.

Visit Le Halles market to buy local products and organic vegetables. And to taste different delicacies prepared on the spot, such as: Maison Balme. A place to enjoy truffle in different shapes and forms.

Miremont. If you have a sweet tooth, it's a stop you cannot miss. For breakfast, at teatime or whenever you want to treat yourself.

Le Comptoir du Foie Gras. Foie gras on toast and a glass of wine. Can you think of anything better?

Café du Commerce. If you fancy sitting down for a meal, it's the ideal place. It transports you to Paris.

Bonheur. The maison of hamburgers.

Blue Cargo. A dream place where you can enjoy the sunset a few steps from the beach and add the final touch to a perfect day.