This is a grand resort overlooking Biarritz' main beach, La Grand Plage. Many monuments and natural wonders can be visited in the city and in the surrounding area, such as the Rock of the Virgin, the sea museum, the lighthouse, the fishermen's harbour and La Cote Des Basques. Guests will find a disco, links to the public transport network and a casino all within 500 m of the hotel. San Sebastian is 30 km away and it is 90 km to the ski region. Biarritz Airport is only 4 km away.This historical beach hotel was formerly La Villa Eugenie, the summer residence of Napoleon III and Empress Eugenie. The Emperor romantically had it built in 1855 for his spouse, who had adored Biarritz since her childhood. La Villa Eugenie became a hotel in 1893, and has hosted royalty, celebrities and generations of families ever since. Its luxurious decor remains faithful to the Second Empire and the antiques are lovingly restored by the hotel's craftsmen. This hotel offers breathtaking views . Younger guests will enjoy the children's playground and there are bicycles to hire at the hotel.