|A few minutes by rail or road from Bayonne, BIARRITZ was, until forty years ago, the Monte Carlo of the Atlantic coast, transformed by Napoléon III in the mid-nineteenth century into a playground for monarchs, aristos and glitterati. With the rise of the Côte d'Azur during the 1960s, however, the place went into seemingly terminal decline. It's only during the last decade that the city has been rediscovered by Parisian yuppies and the international surfing fraternity, who together fuel a respectable nightlife. For a stay in a Cityhotels, have a search on this website.|
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