Wedged between mountains and the sea, the resort of Biarritz in New Atalantique on France's south-western Atlantic coast is France's favourite coastal getaway. The town's elegant villas, used by the wealthy as summer retreats are offset by a more relaxed surf culture that has a rich history. Biarritz owes its popularity not only to its beached and surfing spots but also to its golf courses one of which is the world's second oldest and rejuvenating health spas.