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Things to see and do in Biarritz  11/03/2014

If you've never before had the opportunity to visit the charming French city of Biarritz, then you'd be forgiven for thinking that there is little do besides enjoying the surf on offer.

However, those who have been to the increasingly-popular holiday destination on a number of occasions will be able to testify to the fact that there is much else to do here besides.

Here, we're going to take a look at some of the other attractions that the city has to offer.

The Imperial Chapel

Built in 1864, the Imperial Chapel was constructed at the behest of Empress Eugenia and is a fusion of two distinct styles, Roman-Byzantine and Hispanic-Moorish.

The impressive-looking structure has been dedicated to the Virgin of Guadalupe (also known as Our Lady of Guadalupe), the Mexican black virgin.

Listed as a historical monument in 1981, the chapel is definitely worth visiting if you're given half a chance.

Sea Museum

This art deco monument ought to be particularly appealing if you are travelling with young children, as the museum is sure to ignite their imagination.

The museum offers a fascinating insight into life in the sea in various different parts of the world, including the Caribbean and the Pacific.

So, if you wish to enhance your own knowledge of marine life, as well as that of your children, this is your opportunity to do so.

Oriental Art Museum Asiatica

Finally, if you're a bit of an art-lover, then this is another of the city's top attractions that you cannot ignore.

It is, in fact, one of the principal five European museums for Asiatic Arts, boating a collection that dates from prehistory to nowadays.

Need somewhere to stay in Biarritz? Camping Le Vieux Port, with Carisma Holidays, could be the solution to your problem.


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