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“An excellent thing to do on a rainy day!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Biarritz by Locals

Biarritz by Locals
47 rue Gambetta, 64200 Biarritz, France
+33 6 71 93 49 53
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Ranked #3 of 19 Activities in Biarritz
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Owner description: At BBL we offer Food Tours and Adventures; whether you’re a foodie or a sportsman, you will find the Tour that suits you! Join us and experience Biarritz the local way.Our selection includes Cooking Classes, Market Lunch Tours, Tapas Nights in San Sebastian, Surfing & Hiking Adventures & more.
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Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“An excellent thing to do on a rainy day!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

We have recently got back from Biarritz and this was one of the best things we did during our stay.

It was a very wet when we arrived at the market but the tour certainly brightened up our day! Julie was a very enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide through the culinary delights of the Basque region and as promised we didn't leave hungry! Julie also even marked some local hot spots out on the map for our last night in the city.

I would definitely recommend this to others as a 'must do' during their stay!!

Visited May 2013
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“Delicious!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

We were struggling to keep ourselves occupied while the unseasonal rain poured down in Biarritz, when we came across the market tour on TripAdvisor.
We contacted BBL and they were able to accommodate us the next day.
Julie enthuastically met us at the entrance to the local food market and brought us through the various local food stalls - Oysters,Sea Snails, Prawns, Foie Gras, Cheese, Meats and all washed down with delicous wine, finshed off with local Basque cake and coffee!! My belly was full for the entire day!
The tour was excellent, Julie was really knowledgable, extremely friendly plus gave us great tips on the local area with brilliant restaurant recommendations.
It truly is a great way to learn (and taste!) the decadant food of the local area and rain or shine I would recommned this to anyone.
Thanks Julie!

Visited May 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Biarritz Market Lunch Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

The market tour was excellent! We were met by the lovely Julie at the front of the market then taken to various vendors to sample their goodies. Beginning with some wonderful fresh seafood and wine, we then went on to sample delicious foie gras, hams, cheeses and more wine. Julie was wonderful and admitted to being a little bit nervous as we were her first solo tour. She needn't have been as we really enjoyed everything. Just the perfect amount of food and information on the producers and the produce. So well done Julie! Finishing off with the basque cake and coffee was a perfect end to a really enjoyable experience. Highly recommend the tour.

Visited April 2013
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Greg0112, Gérant at Biarritz by Locals, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
Thanks for your nice review ! It was a great pleasure to welcome you in Biarritz ! Cheers ! BBL Team
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Canberra Australia
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“Wonderful Market Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

We did a market tour with Julie today. Although it was her second tour today it was like she was a seasoned professional. We had a wonderful tasting experience that started with wonderful fresh seafood and wine. We had freshly shucked oysters, prawn (shrimp), ocean snails (!) and octopus.

Then we tried various types of foie gras which was amazing.

We had various types of locally produced cured ham, chorizo and French small goods as well as local cheeses and quince. This was washed down with beautiful matching local red and white wine.

We finished off with coffee and Basque cake.

Julie did a great job of organising everything a making sure it went smoothly. As well as explaining everything to us.

A great tour. Highly recommended.

Visited May 2013
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Greg0112, Gérant at Biarritz by Locals, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
Thank you so much for your nice comment ! We hope your following adventures goes well ! The BBL Team
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Sacramento, California
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“Every city should have a food tour like this one.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

What a fun and educational food tour.......every city should have one like this. Kristin met us at the front of the Biarritz Market and gave us background about the local area, the people and it's history. Then off we went to sample the food and wines of the area....we had seafood, cheeses, cured meats, foiegras, wines and ended with a basque cake and coffee......all the while Kristin answered our questions and gave us advise on things to see and do....we had time to purchase gifts for friends and food for a grand dinner that evening in our apartment....... Would recommend this to anyone who likes to shop at local farmer's markets and enjoys eating some really good food.....with a local who knows the the market and it's merchants.....

Visited November 2012
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