In the heart of Europe’s surf capital, only 10 minutes’ walk from the beach, our school is located in a modern building! The ocean, the surfing, the sun, the wonderful nature of the French Basque country in a city.

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the city

The prestigious seaside resort of Biarritz stands on the Atlantic coast and is a world famous surf spot. Above all, Biarritz is part of the pays Basque (Basque Country) which is an area with a strong cultural identity that has preserved its traditions and offers a fantastic way of life.
You will discover a unique atmosphere, incredibly lush surrounding countryside and beautiful beaches, all just a few minutes from Spain. With its vibrant nightlife, you will have the chance to take part in one of the many popular festivals and village parties held each year in Biarritz and its surroundings. A town and an area with many surprises in store for all ages!

Biarritz also boats its very own culture, the culture of the Basque Country, shared between France and Spain, that has developed into various aspects in our modern times. This includes sport for instance, the region has its very own local sport known as the Basque Pelota, it is played with a very hard ball and either a racket or a basket to catch the ball. Biarritz is also famous for its rugby club, crowned champion of France five times and several times a finalist in the European championship. However, the most famous part of Biarritz’s sports life is, of course, surfing. The city is known as the French capital of surf where thousands of surfers come every year from different countries to enjoy the unique oceanside and its famous waves. As a result, many surfers come to Biarritz to learn French while practising their passion on the Côte Des Basques: Biarritz’s most beautiful beach.

the school

Located in completely refurbished premises, the school has an exceptional location, just a few meters from the famous Côte des Basques beach. Students will have access to common areas: kitchen, living room, relaxation area, and will be able to meet craftsmen and enthusiasts during events organized within the premises.

Our school also provides each student with a safety and well-being space and a dedicated advisor. At any time during your stay, if you encounter a problem, do not hesitate to contact him. (All precise information is communicated to you during registration).

The school undertakes to put in place special monitoring for minor students by ensuring their presence in class.

Corinne and her team are on hand to welcome you for an unforgettable stay tailored to suit your requirements whether you are young, sporty, senior, a couple or looking for something different!

Les ateliers FL Biarritz have the “FRENCH FOREIGN LANGUAGE QUALITY” LABEL!

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the district

The school is located in the centre of Biarritz, 5 minutes’ walk from markets, restaurants, cafés and boutiques in the lively Halles district and only 10 minutes from the world-famous surf spot at the Côte des Basques beach.

The French surfing capital has a fascinating history: A former whale fishing harbour, Biarritz grew considerably in the 19th century when French Empress Eugenie, wife of Napoleon the Third, elected the city as her favourite vacation place. Eugenie used to come to Biarritz to enjoy sea swimming and other activities and very quickly, she was joined by the entire Napoleonic imperial aristocracy. The little city became a touristic, cultural and diplomatic centre. All of Europe joined Eugenie and Napoleon in the Basque Country to enjoy swimming in the Atlantic ocean. This singular history transformed Biarritz into a unique, rich, cultural city, despite its smaller size. Some buildings, built under Napoleon the Third in the Haussmannian style, underline this unique identity. Some might say that it is almost like a little corner of Paris nestled in the Basque Country by the ocean… but the locals might not appreciate that comparison!

Our accommodations
in Biarritz

We offer a wide variety of high quality accommodations that will fit all tastes and budgets! Travel worry-free, everything will be taken care of for you!

Staying with a host family is a unique intercultural experience that we highly recommend to all our students.Traveling on your own or with a partner, no matter what you need, we have the option for you. Choose from bed & breakfast, half-board or even full-board, we also offer the room only option for the independent ones.

We also offer studios for rent, located right in the city centre, with all the facilities you need for a pleasant stay in Biarritz.

We offer a tranfer service to / from the airport or the train station and to /from the city center.

Our activities
in Biarritz

Come explore this unique city in the far south-west of France where sport meets history in breath-taking natural surroundings. Come discover the Basque culture and its very own gastronomy, filled with typical regional products. Come enjoy the strength and character of the Basque coast which, when combined with the sweet life of Biarritz, will offer you a unique experience that will not disappoint!

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What you can study here

The opinion
of the students

Number of students who said they were "satisfied" or "very satisfied" with their stay at Les ateliers FL Biarritz in 2021. 92.5%

(Return rate of our satisfaction questionnaires: 92,71%)

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Why Choose
les Ateliers FL ?

More than 30 activities all year long
8000 students trained every year
More than 100 nationalities welcomed​
80 permanent teachers and professors

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Last page update : 19/01/2024

Questions about our programs?

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