Biarritz’s food culture is similar to other the other cities of southern France: Today the city has a laid back feel, with the surfers bringing beach bars, barbecues and more with them. Biarritz’s decadent past is still evident, however, in the high number of Michelin starred restaurants and fine dining establishments that line many of the streets. If you’re looking for quality on a lower budget, try getting lunch at Les Halles Market down on the seafront. This is the place that supplies most of the high end restaurants in town, where you can get freshly caught oysters and other delicious seafood served with a glass of wine, for a fraction of the restaurant price. Biarritz also has a lively party scene, most nights of the summer season there’s something going on at the beach or inside one of the stylish bars that line the seafront. The Casino Barriere also doubles as a fashionable nightspot, where the drinks are surprisingly affordable.