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Hotel Du Palais

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An exterior view of Hôtel du Palais in Biarritz

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Hôtel du Palais

A former summer residence of Napoleon III and Empress Eugénie, this property dazzled from the very beginning. Lovers of historic luxury return here year after year for the palace's timeless elegance. The outdoor saltwater swimming pool blends into the adjacent Grande Plage ("big beach"), while a Roman-style indoor pool makes the five-floor Imperial Spa an oasis unto itself. Taking diners on a journey into the culinary pleasures of the Belle Époque era, La Rotonde features a magnificent setting, sea views and sophisticated Basque cuisine. In a day and age when haute hotels are warring to see which can make the most of minimalist luxury, Hôtel du Palais keeps on doing what it does best — indulging with a classic decadence that never goes out of style.

A suite at Hôtel du Palais in Biarritz

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