Napoleon III and Eugénie used to live in this palace. They had it built as their summer villa. Biarritz was a sleepy little village until they moved here. In 1880 it was sold and converted to a hotel/casino. Queen Victoria stayed there and so did Frank Sinatra. This is where Annie dropped us off to start our stroll and there is no way we could miss the spot where we were supposed to be picked up later.