Before the 1917 Revolution,members of the Russian nobility arrived to take in the air....so many ,in fact,that they erected the Eglise Orthodoxe Russe. This byzentine Russian landmark was built in 1892 and its across from Biarritz's other landmark..the Hotel du Palais. They built it for the wintering aristocrats to worship when they were not enjoying champagne,caviar and basque prostitutes.
Its noted for for its gilded dome,the interior of which is the color of a blue sky on a sunny day. Admittance is strictly royal...only Saturday and Sunday from 3-6pm.