The Rugby Groud Guide

Biarritz

 

Introduction  

 As a destination for a rugby weekend Biarritz, dubbed the "Monte Carlo of the Atlantic coast" really does take some beating. You are spoilt for choice for bars and restaurants-some of which are owned by former Biarritz players such as Serge Betsen and Phillippe Bernat-Salles-while the rugby-mad fans turn the town into a sea of red on match days.

And then there is the beach....

You won't get the chance to mingle with the glitterati on too many rugby trips but a game in Biarritz offers an opportunity to see how the other half live. You can risk your beer money standing next to the high rollers at the Casino Barriere de Biarritz, before rounding off the night in one of the city's many nightclubs.

But for the rugby fan on a budget there are plenty of good, cheap brasseries and bars, and other attractions such as the Maritime Museum(Musee de la Mer) and the Chocolate  Museum(Planete Musee du Chocolat)

The club's main rivals are Bayonne, based just a short distance away, and who revel in their working-class reputation and see Biarritz as flashy upstarts.

               

City: Biarritz

Country: France

               

Club: Biarritz Olympique Pays Basque

Founded: 1913

               

Internet: www.bo-pb.com

E-Mail:bopb@wanadoo.fr

               

Home Colours: Red and White

Away Colours: White, Red and Green

               

League (2013/14): Top 14

 

 

Updated October 2013

 

Copyright Miles & Miles Publishing 2013

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