The Hôtel du Palais (originally the Villa Eugénie) is a hotel located beside the Atlantic beach in the resort town of Biarritz, on the Côte Basque in the French department of Pyrénées-Atlantiques. It was originally built for the Empress Eugénie around 1855 as a summer villa. It was due to the visits of the imperial couple that the village of Biarritz developed into a fashionable resort. In 1880 the villa was sold and converted into a hotel casino. It was devastated by fire in 1903, but was lavishly rebuilt and enlarged within the original walls. For many years the hotel attracted the international elite, including members of the European royalty such as the British King Edward VII, who paid several extended visits. Although the hotel later fell into disrepair, and was closed for a while in the 1950s, it has since been refurbished and is again a luxury hotel.
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Silvio1953 (115213) 2014-06-25 13:06
Ciao Stephane, great view of fantastic building, beautiful clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
jjcordier (72680) 2014-06-25 22:58
Tu as eu une lumière parfaite pour photographier de belle façon ce célèbre Hôtel du Palais.
PiotrF (3954) 2014-06-26 16:13
Nice view of this Hôtel du Palais.Excellent composition, colour and presentation be superb
Very well done
jhm (134540) 2014-06-27 5:10
You shows us the Hôtel du Palais on a very pleasant way.
You chose a very well classic angle but always very pleasant to look at.
Lovely depth and perspective too, this panoramic picture.
Excellent captured, nice composition, colours and sharpness are of high quality.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
- Copyright: Stephane Bon (HimalAnda) (8512)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-04-16
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 70D, Sigma 18-200 F3.5-6.3 DC, Hoya 62mm Pro1 circular-pl
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Pays Basque, avril 2014
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-25 11:14