Legoland Beach Series by Kevin Metallier in Biarritz, France

Biarritz is a pretty quiet city most of the time. It’s more like a little village facing the Atlantic Ocean. The quality of life is excellent, you can surf all year long, chill on the beautiful beaches and you are also pretty close to the mountains (Les Pyrénées). When the summer starts up, Biarritz gets crazy. The tourist invasion starts and there is no more little village anymore. Like thousands of ants, people start flocking to the beach, trying to get as much sun as they can and get their skin as burnt as possible. A couple of weeks later, everybody is gone and the village can start to breathe again.

Name:Kevin Metallier



Working on new stories for magazines and discovering new destinations.

Tell us about Biarritz:

Located in the Basque Country in southwestern of France, Biarritz is an amazing place, with beautiful landscapes. On one side the beach, on the other one the mountains… It’s definitely a little paradise and every time you come back here, after any trip, you understand what the saying “home sweet home” means more and more!

A perfect day?

Surfing early morning, for the sunrise, at La Côte des Basques in front of la Villa Belza with a bunch of friends. Eating breakfast in front of the ocean and heading to the countryside to take a few epic photos. Lunch break at Le Surfing before a quick nap and then it’s time to go for another surf session when the wind goes down, probably at La Grande Plage. For the perfect ending, apéro for the sunset at La Crampote with friends.

What is the best thing about Biarritz?

It’s possible here to surf, skate and snowboard on the same day.

What is the worst?

The invasion of tourists during the summer.

What would be surprising about Biarritz to an outsider?

The fact that the weather can change really quickly. It’s kind a crazy sometimes.

If Biarritz was a person or character who would it be?

Jack Nicholson in the movie Easy Rider.

Who are three of your favorite artists?

Michael Ackerman, Raymond Depardon, Erik Truffaz.


Name:Kevin Metallier


Favorite place to eat:

Le Surfing

Favorite place to drink:

La Crampote

Favorite shop:

Cinema le Royal

Local Tip:

Never visit in July or August.