Where is Gambetta street in Biarritz?
An important axis of downtown Biarritz, Gambetta street follows a curved route similar to the seafront. It runs for 500 meters, from Place Georges-Clémenceau to the Helianthe crossroads. Gambetta street leaves from the heart of Biarritz, just 100 meters from the Grande Plage and the Casino Barrière, to reach the edge of the Côte des Basques, its beaches and its surf clubs, in the direction of the Cité de l'Océan. Gambetta street is extended to the south by Avenue Beau Rivage, then by Avenue de la Milady and Madrid street .
The origins of Gambetta street
Gambetta street is famous for being the market hall of Biarritz. In the middle of the 19th century, private halls already existed on Gambetta street . The city of Biarritz leases them for 15 years before deciding to build new, larger halls on the site of Paume. The covered market was inaugurated in 1885, and partly financed by Napoleon III. At the beginning of the 20th century, it will be enlarged to also make room for a fish market. The two recently restored hall buildings are now the beating heart of the district and of Biarritz itself. They attract many visitors every morning. Their surroundings are lively and become pedestrianized in the evening in summer.
Shops and services
Busy and shopping street, Gambetta street is lined with many ready-to-wear shops at its beginning, near the pace Clémenceau. In this particularly lively area, there are also food shops and various accessory shops. Several restaurants are located on the street, especially near the halls. A little further, the brands are diversifying with jewelry stores, perfumeries, bakeries, wine shops, tobacconists or hairdressing salons. Restaurants are again plentiful near the Helianthe crossroads. The Halls of Biarritz are of course a major asset for residents of Gambetta street and its surroundings, with fresh, local products every morning, which is also supplied by the kitchens of the restaurants in the area. Finally, Gambetta street is served along its entire length by bus lines 38 and 44.
Real estate prices Gambetta street
The average price of real estate in the Halles area of Biarritz is 6,300 euros per m2. Gambetta street precisely, it is higher, with an average for apartments of almost 8,000 euros per m2. The area is prized for its prestige and accessibility. The price range for an apartment in Gambetta street, depending on its standing, varies from 6,700 euros to almost 10,000 euros per m2. On the south side, it is possible to find houses with exterior, which benefit from an exceptional location both close to the Basque coast and to the city center. The prices per m2 for a house vary from 5,400 to 8,500 euros.