THE PALACE ON THE ATLANTIC
An Empress summer residence
Biarritz is home to the only palace bordering the Atlantic.
Built in 1855 at the behest of Napoleon III, this imposing building is part of France's historical heritage. Empress Eugénie made it her summer residence.
Today, craftsmen such as cabinetmakers, decorators, upholsterers, and painters renovate the place using traditional techniques.