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Encyclopedia > Biarritz
Commune of Biarritz
Location
Longitude 1,57° West
Latitude 43,48° Nord
Administration
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Arrondissement Bayonne
Canton Chief town of 2 cantons
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération
de Bayonne-Anglet-Biarritz
Mayor Didier Borotra
(2001-2008)
Statistics
Altitude 0 m–85 m
(avg. m)
Land area¹ 11.66 km²
Population²
(1999)
30,055
 - Density (1999) 2577/km²
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 64 122/ 64200
¹ French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 mi² or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
² Population sans doubles comptes: single count of residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel).
France

Biarritz (French: Biarritz, pronounced /bjaʀits/; Gascon Occitan: Biàrritz; Basque: Miarritze) is a town and commune which lies on the Bay of Biscay, on the Atlantic coast, in southwestern France. Longitude, sometimes denoted by the Greek letter λ (lambda),[1][2] describes the location of a place on Earth east or west of a north-south line called the Prime Meridian. ... Latitude, usually denoted symbolically by the Greek letter phi, , gives the location of a place on Earth north or south of the equator. ... This is an alphabetical list of countries of the world, including independent states (both those that are internationally recognised and generally unrecognised), inhabited dependent territories and areas of special sovereignty. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Location Administration Capital Bordeaux Regional President Alain Rousset (PS) (since 1998) Départements Dordogne Gironde Landes Lot-et-Garonne Pyrénées-Atlantiques Arrondissements 18 Cantons 235 Communes 2,296 Statistics Land area1 41,309 km² Population (Ranked 6th)  - January 1, 2005 est. ... The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France, roughly analogous to British counties and are now grouped into 22 metropolitan and four overseas régions. ... Pyrénées-Atlantiques (Gascon: Pirenèus-Atlantics; Basque: Pirinio-Atlantiarrak or Pirinio-Atlantikoak) is a département in the southwest of France which takes its name from the Pyrenees mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. ... The 100 French départements are divided into 342 arrondissements. ... The arrondissement of Bayonne is an arrondissement of France, located in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques département, of the Aquitaine région. ... The canton is an administrative division of France. ... The commune is an administrative division of France. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... INSEE is the French abbreviation for the French National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies (French: Institut National de la Statistique et des Études Économiques). ... Postal codes were introduced in France in 1972, when La Poste introduced automated sorting. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Estuaries and coastal waters are among the most productive ecosystems on Earth, providing ecological, economic, cultural, and aesthetic benefits. ... This page lists English translations of several Latin phrases and abbreviations, such as and . ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words see here. ... The Gascon language (Gascon, ; French, ) is a language considered by some as a dialect of what we called from only the 19th century Occitan. ... Occitan, or langue doc is a Romance language characterized by its richness, variability, and by the intelligibility of its dialects. ... Basque (native name: Euskara) is the language spoken by the Basque people who inhabit the Pyrenees in North-Central Spain and the adjoining region of South-Western France. ... The commune is the lowest level of administrative division in the French Republic. ... Map of the Bay of Biscay. ... Atlantic redirects here. ...

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Geography

Biarritz is located in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques département, in the Aquitaine région. It is adjacent to Bayonne and Anglet and 11 miles (18 kilometres) from the border with Spain. It is in the traditional province of the French Basque Country, Labourd. Pyrénées-Atlantiques (Gascon: Pirenèus-Atlantics; Basque: Pirinio-Atlantiarrak or Pirinio-Atlantikoak) is a département in the southwest of France which takes its name from the Pyrenees mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. ... The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France and many former French colonies, roughly analogous to English counties. ... Location Administration Capital Bordeaux Regional President Alain Rousset (PS) (since 1998) Départements Dordogne Gironde Landes Lot-et-Garonne Pyrénées-Atlantiques Arrondissements 18 Cantons 235 Communes 2,296 Statistics Land area1 41,309 km² Population (Ranked 6th)  - January 1, 2005 est. ... France is divided into 26 régions: 21 of these are in the continental part of metropolitan France, one is Corse on the island of Corsica (although strictly speaking Corse is in fact a territorial collectivity, not a région, but is referred to as a région in common... Bayonne (French: Bayonne, pronounced ; Gascon Occitan and Basque: Baiona) is a city and commune of southwest France at the confluence of the Nive and Adour rivers, in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques département, of which it is a sous-préfecture. ... Anglet is a French commune situated in the department of Pyrénées-Atlantiques and the Aquitaine region. ... This article is about the traditional Basque domain. ... Coat of Arms of Labourd Labourd (Lapurdi in Basque; from Latin Lapurdum, Labord in Gascon) is a former French province and part of the present-day Pyrénées Atlantiques département. ...


History

Vikings who invaded Gascony in 840 settled in Biarritz, which was a good whaling location. Biarritz is a Basque name with locative suffix -itz (cp. Isturitz) attested Bearriz in 1170, Bearids in 1186, Bearritz in 1249. The Scandinavians settled in the area above the Gardague Beach. After the defeat of their chief in 982, the descendants remained here and continued hunting whales. They were called "Agots" and were not allowed to mix with the others. The segregation among these communities—there were many in Gascony and Navarra—finally disappeared at the beginning of the 20th century. The name Viking is a loan from the native Scandinavian term for the Norse seafaring warriors who raided the coasts of Scandinavia, Europe and the British Isles from the late 8th century to the 11th century, the period of European history referred to as the Viking Age. ... Map of the historical and cultural area of Gascony. ... After the death of Louis the Pious, his sons Lothar, Charles the Bald and Louis the German fight over the division of the Holy Roman Empire, with Lothar succeeding as Emperor. ... The crew of the oceanographic research vessel Princesse Alice, of Albert Grimaldi (later Prince Albert I of Monaco) pose while flensing a catch. ... Basque (native name: Euskara) is the language spoken by the Basque people who inhabit the Pyrenees in North-Central Spain and the adjoining region of South-Western France. ... Events Greenland founded by Erik the Red ; first contact of Europeans with North America Births Emma of Normandy Atisha the Bengali Buddhist Saint Deaths Categories: 982 ... Agotes or cagots were a discriminated minority in the Navarrese Pyrenees, Basque provinces, Bearn, Gascony and also Brittany. ... Manifestations Slavery · Racial profiling · Lynching Hate speech · Hate crime · Hate groups Genocide · Holocaust · Pogrom Ethnocide · Ethnic cleansing · Race war Religious persecution · Gay bashing Movements Discriminatory Aryanism · Neo-Nazism · Supremacism Fundamentalism · Kahanism Anti-discriminatory Abolitionism · Civil rights · Gay rights Womens/Universal suffrage · Mens rights Childrens rights · Youth rights... Navarra is the Spanish name for Navarre (Basque: Nafarroa), an ancient kingdom in the Pyrenees, and now a province and an autonomous community in Spain. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999...


Biarritz has long made its fortune from the sea: originally a whaling village, 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. (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ...


Biarritz's became more renowned in 1854 when Empress Eugenie (the wife of Napoleon III) built a palace on the beach (now the Hôtel du Palais). The British royal family regularly took vacations in Biarritz: European royalty such as Queen Victoria, Edward VII, and Alfonso XIII of Spain were frequent visitors. 1854 (MDCCCLIV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Empress Eugénie Doña María Eugenia Ignacia Agustina de Palafox y Kirkpatrick, Countess de Teba, who became Empress Eugénie [1] [2] [3] (May 5, 1826 – July 11, 1920) was Empress Consort of France (1853-1871), the wife of Napoleon III, emperor of the French. ... Napoléon III Emperor of the French (Charles Louis Napoléon Bonaparte) (20 April 1808 – 9 January 1873) was President of the French Republic from 1848 to 1851, then from 2 December 1851 to 2 December 1852 the ruler of a dictatorial government, then Emperor of the French under the... Members of the Royal Family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after the Trooping the Colour ceremony The British Royal Family is a shared royal family. ... Members of the British royal family A royal family is the extended family of a monarch. ... Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837, and the first Empress of India from 1 May 1876, until her death on 22 January 1901. ... Edward VII (Albert Edward; 9 November 1841 – 6 May 1910) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King of the Commonwealth Realms, and the Emperor of India. ... Alfonso XIII of Spain (May 17, 1886 – February 28, 1941), King of Spain, posthumous son of Alfonso XII of Spain, was proclaimed King at his birth. ...

Tourist Office
Tourist Office
Hotel du Palais or Eugenie Palace
Hotel du Palais or Eugenie Palace
La Grande Plage, the town's largest beach
La Grande Plage, the town's largest beach
Sunset in Biarritz
Sunset in Biarritz
Sea Museum
Sea Museum

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 2380 KB) Description: Tourist Office City: Biarritz Country : France Photographer: © Manuel González Olaechea y Franco Shot date : April 29th, 2005 File links The following pages link to this file: Biarritz ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 2380 KB) Description: Tourist Office City: Biarritz Country : France Photographer: © Manuel González Olaechea y Franco Shot date : April 29th, 2005 File links The following pages link to this file: Biarritz ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 2477 KB) Description: Hotel du Palais or Eugenie Palace Place: Biarritz Country: France Photographer: © Manuel González Olaechea y Franco Shot date : April, 30th, 2005 File links The following pages link to this file: Biarritz ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 2477 KB) Description: Hotel du Palais or Eugenie Palace Place: Biarritz Country: France Photographer: © Manuel González Olaechea y Franco Shot date : April, 30th, 2005 File links The following pages link to this file: Biarritz ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 260 KB)La Grande Plage, a beach in Biarritz, France, in the evening (with a lot less people than during daytime). ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 260 KB)La Grande Plage, a beach in Biarritz, France, in the evening (with a lot less people than during daytime). ... The Beach in Calella, Spain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2560x1920, 1876 KB) Description: Sunset Type: Red sunset Place: Biarritz Country: France Photographer: © Manuel González Olaechea y Franco Shot date : March, 18th , 2006 File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2560x1920, 1876 KB) Description: Sunset Type: Red sunset Place: Biarritz Country: France Photographer: © Manuel González Olaechea y Franco Shot date : March, 18th , 2006 File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2560x1920, 1903 KB) GFDL Foto del Museo del Mar en Biarritz. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2560x1920, 1903 KB) GFDL Foto del Museo del Mar en Biarritz. ...

Sights

Biarritz is now home to:

  • the Asiatica Museum, which houses a significant collection of Asian art primarily from India, Nepal, Tibet, and China.
  • The Museum of the Sea, which boasts 24 aquariums containing sharks and seals
  • The annual Biarritz Surf Festival on the beach at the Côte des Basques (the premier surf event in Europe)
  • St-Martin's Church, constructed in the 12th century, and restored in the middle of the 16th century.
  • The Russian Orthodox Church in Biarritz, constructed in the 19th century for visiting Russian aristocrats, with its famous blue dome.
  • The Chapelle Imperiale built for Empress Eugenie, which has an intricately decorated roof interior, and elegant wall tiling.
  • A Museum of Chocolate, which explains its history and manufacture.

Spectacular cliffs and lookouts lie to the west of the main beach. Arts of the Far East include: Buddhist art Chinese art Japanese art Tibetan art Thai art Art of Laos Categories: Art stubs ... Tibet (older spelling Thibet; Tibetan: བོད་; Wylie: Bod; Lhasa dialect IPA: [; Simplified and Traditional Chinese: 西藏, Hanyu Pinyin: XÄ«zàng; also referred to as 藏区 (Simplified Chinese), 藏區 (Traditional Chinese), ZàngqÅ« (Hanyu Pinyin), having the two names different connotations; see Name section below) is a plateau region in Central Asia and the... Orders Carcharhiniformes Heterodontiformes Hexanchiformes Lamniformes Orectolobiformes Pristiophoriformes Squaliformes Squatiniformes Symmoriida(extinct) Sharks (superorder Selachimorpha) are fish with a full cartilaginous skeleton[1] and a streamlined body. ... subfamilies Otariidae Phocidae Odobenidae Pinnipeds are large marine mammals belonging to the Pinnipedia, a family (sometimes a suborder or superfamily, depending on the classification scheme) of the order Carnivora. ... The Russian Orthodox Church (Russian: ), also known as the Orthodox Christian Church of Russia, is that body of Christians who are united under the Patriarch of Moscow, who in turn is in communion with the other patriarchs and primates of the Eastern Orthodox Church. ...


Sports

Surfing at Biarritz is of a world-class standard, and the town has a strong surfing culture. Buttons Kaluhiokalani at Banzai Pipeline, December 1981 Surfing is a surface water sport in which the participant is carried by a breaking wave on a surfboard. ...


The town is home to a prominent rugby union club, Biarritz Olympique. A rugby union scrum. ... Biarritz Olympique Pays Basque, often abbreviated BOPB, is a French rugby union club that plays in Biarritz in Aquitaine at Parc des Sports Aguiléra. ...


Basque belota is a very popular sport of the Basque country. Several local or international competitions take place in Biarritz. Pilota in Basque and Catalan, pelota in Spanish, or pelote in French (from Latin pila) is a name for a variety of court sports played with a ball using ones hand, a racket, a wooden bat (pala), or a basket propulsor, against a wall (frontón in Spanish, frontoi...


The golf, near the lighthouse (Le Phare), was created in 1888 by British residents. Greg Norman on the 18th tee at St Andrews. ... The Peggys Point lighthouse in Nova Scotia, Canada An aid for navigation and pilotage at sea, a lighthouse is a tower building or framework sending out light from a system of lamps and lenses or, in older times, from a fire. ...


Transportation

Biarritz is easily accessible from Paris by France's high-speed train, the TGV. Biarritz has an airport Aéroport de Biarritz-Anglet-Bayonne its about 4 kilometers away from the city in the inland. Its very near at N10 road towards Anglet, it is joined airport with Anglet and Bayonne. It has flights to destinations across France as well as Europe. City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Paris Eiffel tower as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ... For the group of heart conditions referred to as TGV, see transposition of the great vessels. ... Anglet is a French commune situated in the department of Pyrénées-Atlantiques and the Aquitaine region. ... Anglet is a French commune situated in the department of Pyrénées-Atlantiques and the Aquitaine region. ... Bayonne (French: Bayonne, pronounced ; Gascon Occitan and Basque: Baiona) is a city and commune of southwest France at the confluence of the Nive and Adour rivers, in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques département, of which it is a sous-préfecture. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ...


"Biarritz blue," inspired by the color of the ocean off Biarritz, is a color available for some BMW motorcycles. BMW began as an aeroplane engine manufacturer. ...


Miscellaneous

The town lies in Basque territory, and Basque flags and symbols are prevalent throughout Biarritz. Basque Country flag Basque Country Northern Basque Country, French Basque Country or Continental Basque Country (French: Pays Basque, Basque: Iparralde) constitutes the Western part of the French department of the Pyrénées-Atlantiques. ... The Ikurriña, flag designed by the founders of the Basque Nationalist Party EAJ-PNV Luis and Sabino Arana, is regarded as the national symbol of Euskal Herria, or the Basque Country. ...


Biarritz's casino (opened August 10, 1901) and beaches make the town a notable tourist centre for Europeans. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... August 10 is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... A tourist boat travels the River Seine in Paris, France Tourism can be defined as the act of travel for the purpose of recreation, and the provision of services for this act. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ...


A large and modern backpackers' hostel is near the rail line, about 30 minutes walk from the beach. Backpacking is a subculture of generally youthful travellers exploring the planet on a limited budget. ...


Births

Biarritz was the birthplace of:

1872 (MDCCCLXXII) was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... Maurice Pascal Alers Hankey, 1st Baron Hankey (April 1, 1877-January 26, 1963) was a British civil servant who gained prominence as the first Secretary to the Cabinet and who later made the rare transition from the civil service to ministerial office. ... 1877 (MDCCCLXXVII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Arnaud Massy, born July 6, 1877 in Biarritz, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France - died April 16, 1950 in Étretat, Seine-Maritime, France, was his countrys greatest golfer. ... 1877 (MDCCCLXXVII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... This list of golf players, known as golfers includes the most notable players of the sport, who are almost exclusively professionals in the sport. ... 1884 (MDCCCLXXXIV) is a leap year starting on Tuesday (click on link to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Jean Borotra, the Bounding Basque Borotra (right), with Jacques Brugnon a great doubles player Jean Robert Borotra (born on August 13, 1898 in Domaine du Pouy, near Biarritz – died on June 17, 1994 in Arbonne) was a champion tennis player, one of the famous Four Musketeers from France who dominated... 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... A tennis net Tennis is a game played between either two players (singles) or two teams of two players (doubles). Players use a stringed racquet to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over a net into the opponents court. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Operetta (literally, little opera) is a performance art-form similar to opera, though it generally deals with less serious topics. ... Léopold Eyharts - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Colonel (IPA: or ) is a military rank of a commissioned officer, with the corresponding ranks existing in nearly every country in the world. ... The French Air Force is the air force branch of the French Armed Forces. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the European Space Agency. ... For other uses, see Astronaut (disambiguation). ... Maurice Journeau is a french composer born in the Pays Basque in Biarritz on the 17 November 1898. ... 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... Jacques Bergerac, born May 26, 1927 in Biarritz, France, was a French actor with a brief Hollywood film career. ...

Twin towns

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External links

Wikimedia Commons has media related to:
Biarritz
  • Official website
  • Information on the history of Casino Barrière de Biarritz (the casino at Biarritz)
  • Website of Hôtel du Palais, Biarritz (including photographs
  • more picture via Hotel du Palais
  • Personal blog about a budget, short-break vacation to Biarritz
  • Biarritz For Ever, useful resources


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Biarritz travel guide - Wikitravel (959 words)
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Biarritz lies on the Bay of Biscay, on the Atlantic coast, in southwestern France.
Biarritz is famous for its coast and the rocks in the sea.
Biarritz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (462 words)
Biarritz is a town and commune which lies on the Bay of Biscay, on the Atlantic coast, in southwestern France.
Biarritz has had a long made its fortune from the sea: originally a whaling village, in the 18th century doctors recommended that the ocean at Biarritz had therapeutic properties, inspiring patients to make a pilgrimage to the beach for cure for their ailments.
The town lies in Basque territory, and Basque flags and symbols are prevalent throughout Biarritz.
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