Today a luxury beach resort, Biarritz used to be a small fishermen's village famous for whale hunting until Empress Eugenie and Napoleon III decided to settle there in 1854.

Craving for the wonderful sea-bathing it offered, all Europe's high nobility followed and in no time Biarritz became Queen of beaches and beach of Kings. Today, Biarritz is a trendy beach resort nicknamed 'small California' and one of the most famous spot for surfers worldwide.