HÔTEL DU PALAIS Biarritz, France
Positioned on a headland between two pristine beaches, this spectacular national monument has been welcoming guests since 1893. Originally built as the private residence of the Emperor Napoleon III and Empress Eugénie, it blends glamour and sophistication with Basque country warmth.
Just steps from the pretty town centre of Biarritz, its surroundings are packed with activities to inspire and delight. There are great golf courses, beaches that sweep towards the Pyrenees and nearby Spain, and Basque villages to explore inland.
At a glance
LOCATION Beside the Grand Plage of Biarritz. By car from nearby airports: 15min (Biarritz), San Sebastian, Spain (30min), Pau (1hr), Bilbao, Spain (1hr30), Bordeaux (2hr). Six direct TGV trains daily from Paris.
ACCOMMODATION 30 suites and 123 bedrooms.
DINING La Rotonde for fine dining with ocean views. Villa Eugénie for Michelin-starred cuisine. L'Hippocampe for relaxed, poolside dining. Le Bar Impérial for convivial cocktails. Le Salon Eugénie for light fare.
FEATURES Le Spa Impérial with indoor pool, Guerlain Spa and fitness centre. Outdoor swimming pool and children's pool. Pitch and putt. Business centre.
GENERAL MANAGER Mr Jean-Louis Leimbacher