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Elegant beachfront holiday town in southwest France, 20 miles north of the Spanish border, facing west into the Atlantic Ocean's Bay of Biscay; the birthplace of French surfing. The surf along the two-mile-long Biarritz beachfront—Côte de Basques and le Grande Plage are separated by a small, craggy headland—is generally mediocre beachbreak. But the adjacent town of Anglet, located just to the no...

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