On the south western coast of France is a nice little fishing-town-turned-beach-resort called Biarritz. December in Biarritz is actually very nice, even though the summer weather is gone for the year.
The weather is pleasantly cool during the day and visitors will be able to take advantage of a number of outdoor activities, with the exception of swimming.
December will see average daytime high temperatures of around 11°C (52°F).
Evening low temperatures can be expected to be around 4°C (39°F). Warm clothing will be required for evening outdoor activities.
Precipitation in December is generally light to moderate with the average recorded amount of rain being 142mm (or about 5½ inches). It rains on 14 to 16 days of the month and visitors can look forward to approximately 5 to 6 hours of sunshine per non-rainy day.
The month of December is perfect for exploring the city of Biarritz. It's too chilly to swim but visitors will find that there are lots of nice little shops, restaurants and cafes to check out while wandering around town.
Nightlife in December is a bit more placid than one would find in the middle of the summer, but there are still plenty of bars and pubs open in the evenings to provide entertainment. December is a good month to come to Biarritz to avoid the younger crowds of partiers.
Biarritz also provides a nice jumping-off point from which to explore the surrounding areas. St. Jean de Luz, San Sebastian and Bayonne are all within driving distance and offer visitors plenty to see and do.
Travellers visiting Biarritz on a budget are advised to check out the Best Western Kemaris, one of the highest rated and most affordable hotels in the area. It's located just a short walk from the city centre and the beach areas in a nice, quiet area of the city. Previous guests have said that the staff were wonderfully accommodating, providing maps of the area and suggestions for tours and other things to do. They offer meals and room service and guests may use the breakfast area to prepare tea and coffee as they desire.
Many of the rooms have balconies, with tables and chairs for relaxing in the evenings with a bottle of wine. The beds and the bathroom facilities are all top notch, according to reviews. Overall, it's a fine place to stay if you want to be away from the crowds and noise of the nightlife in Biarritz.