Bonjour Biarritz!

Discover the French Atlantic Coast

Discover the ultimate adventure in the captivating city of Biarritz and the picturesque Côte Basque, two hidden gems cherished by the French yet less known to foreign tourists. With our dynamic guides, Sophie and Norcellia, by your side, you'll immerse yourself in the authentic charm of this part of France, from its stunning landscapes to its delicious local cuisine.

Picture yourself strolling along the sun-kissed streets, your senses tingling with the mouthwatering scents of exquisite French cuisine. You'll find yourself in the ultimate playground to learn French, forge lifelong friendships, and uncover the secrets of this region. Think of this journey as an exclusive VIP conversation class that immerses you in the vibrant culture of one of France's most beloved region!

Leave all the hassle behind as the Alliance Française of Calgary takes care of your accommodations in a luxurious 4-star hotel. Our dedicated team will handle all the logistics, ensuring a seamless and stress-free experience for you.

Get ready to pack your bags, unleash your inner adventurer, and embark on an unforgettable voyage through the enchanting city of Biarritz with the Alliance Française of Calgary. Let the adventure begin!

Dates: From Sunday, April 13th 2025 to Sunday, April 20th 2025

Destination: Biarritz, Saint Jean de Luz and the surrounding region

Group: Limited to 15 participants. Hurry! Our previous trips to Bordeaux & Nice sold out in record time.

Open to: Everyone aged 18+ with a minimum A2 level in French or those currently in the process of learning the language.

Physical Requirement: Participants should be comfortable with extensive walking, as we'll be exploring on foot 

One person in 1 private bedroom
in 1 double bedroom in a 4-star hotel for a 7-night stay



Alternatively, you can sign up by calling us at 403-245-5665 and make a payment via Interac at

One couple (shared bedroom)
in 1 double bedroom in a 4-star hotel for a 7-night stay



Alternatively, you can sign up by calling us at 403-245-5665 and make a payment via Interac at

The price includes:

  • Accommodation: Enjoy 7 nights in the heart of Biarritz at the prestigious Hôtel Mercure Président **** hotel. Wake up to a delightful French breakfast each morning. (Valued at 1050€, i.e. $1,550 CAD)
  • All-inclusive group excursions, activities, and guided tours led by professional guides. Prepare for an immersive experience. (Valued at $1,000)
  • Transportation provided for guided tours, ensuring seamless exploration of the region. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the journey.
  • The organization, personal assistance, and infectious enthusiasm of your dedicated AFC guides, Sophie and Norcellia. They will ensure your experience is unforgettable!

The price does not include:

  • Your plane tickets (feel free to arrive before or after and explore France a little bit more!) and your transportation to Biarritz
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal insurance

Terms and conditions:

  • Register before March 10th 2024
  • Cancellation with a partial refund is possible until January 10th with a 15% admin fee.
  • No refund or credit will be issued after January 10th.
  • The trip will be cancelled if there is less than 8 participants (a full refund will be issued). 

7 Reasons to Visit Biarritz and the Côte Basque

Stunning Architecture

Breathtaking Coast

Cultural Landmarks

Gourmet Cuisine

Art and Museums

Picturesque Scenery

Charming villages

  1. Stunning Architecture: Admire the mix of Art Deco, Belle Époque, and neo-Gothic buildings that give Biarritz its unique charm and elegance.
  2. Breathtaking Coast: Marvel at the dramatic cliffs, pristine beaches, and picturesque fishing villages along the stunning coastline of the Côte Basque. Enjoy the sandy shores and Atlantic waves at beaches like Grande Plage and Plage de la Côte des Basques, perfect for sunbathing and surfing.
  3. Rich History and Cultural Landmarks: Explore landmarks like the Biarritz Lighthouse, the historic Hôtel du Palais, and the charming fishing port, Port Vieux. Discover historical sites like the Château d'Abbadia in Hendaye, and visit cultural institutions like the Basque Museum in Bayonne.
  4. Gourmet Cuisine: Savor Basque and French culinary delights at local restaurants, including fresh seafood, pintxos (small tapas-like snacks), and regional specialties like Basque cake and Espelette pepper.
  5. Art and Museums: Visit the Biarritz Aquarium, and the Cité de l'Océan to dive into the region's art, history, and marine life.
  6. Picturesque Scenery: Take in breathtaking views from the Rocher de la Vierge, a rocky outcrop with a statue of the Virgin Mary, accessible via a footbridge.
  7. Charming Villages: Explore quaint towns like Saint-Jean-de-Luz, with its traditional Basque architecture, colorful houses, and vibrant local culture.