Where is rue des Halles in Biarritz?
The rue des Halles is made up of two parallel axes surrounding the covered market and connecting the rue Gambetta to the rue Victor Hugo. It also includes the passage connecting its two sides in front of the entrance to the halls. In the heart of Biarritz, between Port Vieux, the shops on Place Clémenceau and the Jardin Public, rue des Halles is ideally located. La Grande Plage is 250 meters to the north, the Côte des Basques beach 300 meters to the west and the Port Vieux beach less than 400 meters. Avenue du Maréchal Joffre makes everything very accessible and offers a quick exit from the city to Bidart and Saint-Jean-de-Luz.
Everything you need to know about rue des Halles
In the 19th century, the meat and charcuterie market took place on what is now Place Bellevue, near the Grande Plage. The idea of building a hall to turn it into a covered market is being explored. Rue Gambetta, a private individual with a market first rents it for 15 years from the municipality. At the end of the 19th century, the construction project for a dedicated building returned and it was the Jeu de Paume field, owned by Mr. Broquedis, of which a parallel street bears the name, that was of interest. In 1885, the Halls of Biarritz were inaugurated on this site, in particular thanks to the financial participation of Napoleon III. In the middle of the 20th century, they were enlarged to make room for seafood. In 2015, they were the subject of a new restoration and development of their surroundings.
Shops and services
Rue des Halles appeals to fans of animation and a village atmosphere. The covered market attracts both local and tourist audiences. Out of season, enjoy its festive and friendly atmosphere in a more family way. The density of restaurants installed on both sides of the rue des Halles is quite high. There are also food shops that complete the market offer: a roaster, a cheese maker, an ice cream parlor, a caterer, a delicatessen and a bakery. Practical on a daily basis, a small supermarket is also present, as well as a hardware store and a pharmacy at the end of the street, on the Victor Hugo side. An ideal area for gourmets and lovers of walking, rue des Halles offers a very complete range of stores.
Real estate prices rue des Halles
Around the Biarritz market halls, real estate prices are quite high but less than on the seafront. Looking for an apartment in rue des Halles or nearby? The median price for an apartment is 6,250 euros per m2. The lowest price recorded for an apartment sale in rue des Halles is 5,260 euros per m2. Properties with the best amenities can sell for around 7,900 euros per m2 in the area. For a villa or a house, the sector shows a lower average price, of 5,400 euros per m2 with a range of between 4,600 and 6,500 euros per m2.