Biarritz, a focus on prestige

The most renowned seaside resort on the Atlantic coast, Biarritz, queen of beaches and beaches of kings, remains a highly prized address, especially for its exceptional real estate. Encounter with a new agency specializing in the top end of the market.

The flagship commune of the French Basque country, Biarritz has succeeded brilliantly in transforming certain neighbourhoods in its centre, while others have retained their soul and peacefulness. Highly sought-after, as both a permanent home and holiday address, Biarritz and its well-known neighbours are distinguished by a very enticing lifestyle.

A new entity in the sphere of prestige real estate in Biarritz and on the entire Basque Coast, Racine is an independent agency created in 2023, specializing in outstanding residences.

“An integral part of a real estate group created in 2018 and focusing on hotelry transactions, we extended our activity to cover sales of properties in 2020. Driven by a deep desire to provide assistance meeting our clients’ needs, we decided to create two brands, L’instant Côte Basque, a player in seasonal rentals, and Racine Demeure d’Exception, offering bespoke services. Racine is run by four professionals attached to their territories, active for many years on the market for high-end services. We specialize in sales and the management of seasonal rentals for top-notch properties. Thanks to our extensive local network and our expertise, we can propose personalized assistance to each client throughout his or her entire real estate project,”

explain Perrine Landrieu and Laurence Quandalle. One of their strong points ? Giving precedence to quality over quantity. Currently, the agency proposes five outstanding properties for sale on its website ( and aims to present simultaneously no more than ten.

“This way of working enables us to become fully familiar with the properties we propose, mostly handled on an exclusive mandate (sole agent) basis, and thus optimize a sales strategy unique to each property.”

By way of example of proposals representating their current portfolio, Perrine Landrieu and Laurence Quandalle mention a house at the heart of the village of Guéthary, less than a 5-minute walk to Le Fronton and the café Le Madrid. Recently renovated in excellent taste, this house of about 200 m2 offers four bedrooms and a spacious master suite. Enjoying a glimpse of the ocean from the terrace which prolongs the living-room, this property benefiting from a second terrace with a sheltered dining area, a covered summer lounge, and a heated swimming pool, is proposed at,780,000 €.

Another outstanding property, a contemporary villa with living space of 200 m2 on the hill of La Milady, stands near the beaches and golf-course of Ilbarritz. Surveying the ocean, visible from most of the rooms in the house and its terrace of 100 m2, it offers the possibility of an extension of 130 m2. Enthroned in grounds of 1,100 m2 with a lap pool, this property completed by a garage of 40 m2 and a cellar of 22 m2 is offered for sale at 3,490,000 €.

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