THE HÔTEL DU PALAIS, THE ONLY FRENCH PALACE CATEGORY HOTEL ON THE ATLANTIC COAST
Live like an aristocrat at the iconic Hotel Du Palais Biarritz.
In 1854, Eugenie de Montijo, the daughter of Count de Montijo and an Irish aristocrat, convinced her husband, Napoleon III, to buy 20 hectares of oceanfront property in Biarritz, a stunning coastal city on the Atlantic coast. A year later, the Villa Eugenie was erected, and it quickly attracted European high society. In 1902, it evolved into the beloved Hôtel du Palais.
The hotel put Biarritz on the map as the go-to holiday for foreign aristocrats, and it remains an exceptional venue adored by high-flyers, celebrities and artists today. It received the ‘Palace de France’ distinction in 2011, an honour attributed to the finest hotels in France, and was recognised as a Living Heritage Company the following year.
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LUXURY ACCOMMODATION NEAR BIARRITZ
Historic features have been preserved in all the rooms and suites at the Hôtel du Palais Biarritz, such as the wonderful ceiling woodwork and Napoleon-era gold leaf detailing. The hotel has an in-house team and workshop where dedicated artisans maintain many period pieces and tapestries. Light filters through the rooms delicately, subtly illuminating the space. From the private terraces and balconies, the sea breeze lulls you into a reverie.
- Enjoy a drink at the Napoleon III bar, fine dine at La Ratonde restaurant, or bask in the sun on the oceanfront terrace.
- Several renovation phases have been overseen by prestigious Parisian firm, Atelier COS, in collaboration with conservation architect Isabelle Joly.
- The hotel meets the 21st century halfway – replacing all lightbulbs with LEDs and the introduction of recycling initiatives ensure the hotel’s impact on the environment is minimal.