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12 October 2018 - 14 October 2018

€28 – €65



PRE-REGISTRATION (available online) is recommended due to limited capacity in Salle Soule-Alava and Salle Biskaia.

FORECAST : Warm, sunny Summer weather is forecast throughout October.

ECONOMY ACCOMODATION : Discounted Eugenie Apartments are available to event attendees.
See more details: website/slideshow | video | Biarritz & Region Slideshow | Google map

Details and ‘discount code’;
Preferential code: AA1018 || Discount: 10% || Date of stay: between 06/10 and 19/10 included || Minimum of nights: 2 nights
Typology: Subject to availability at the time of booking on the website www.meretgolf.com

Other nearby alternative accommodation is available here

Shared Accommodation (reduce expenses)
If you are interested to share any type of accommodation in order to reduce expenses please email Simone here

An entertainment ‘Gathering’ will take place on Saturday night following the banquet
Musicians, poets, story-tellers, and entertainers, are invited to participate at the ‘Gathering

National Flags : Each attendee may display their national flag at the opening and closing ceremonies
National flags may be purchased online here (size recommendation is 5ft x3ft). Have the package delivered to:

Your name c/o AA convention 2018, Attn.; Frédérique Tellier, Radisson Blue Hotel, 1 Carrefour Hélianthe, Côte des Basques, 64200 Biarritz, France.

Pick it up when you arrive and receive your name badge from the event Registration Desk. Flagpoles’ will be available.

Direct flights to Biarritz airport are available from;

Berlin – easyJet / Brussels – Ryanair
Copenhagen – SAS / Dublin – Ryanair
Geneva – Swissair & Air France
Lille – easyJet & Air France
London – Ryanair / Lyon – Air France
Madrid – Iberia / Marseille – Volotea
Paris – Air France, EasyJet / Strasbourg – Volotea

Overseas flights may connect at any of these hubs

Lourdes | Loyola | St Paul | Bayonne | St Jean Pied de Port | San Sebastian | Bilbao | Pau | Bordeaux | El Camino

Pre-payment & booking for the Saturday banquet is essential and can be made online here.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Biarritz Convention, and Pays Basque.


Pre-Registration (recommended) You may pre-register online here

Pre-registrations will be limited to the events venue’s maximum capacity.

Saturday night banquet (13 October 2018)

Pre-registration/booking for the banquet is essential & must be made in advance .
Booking deadline is 28th September 2018. Reservations/bookings may be made online here.

Service (at the event)
Volunteer Service Positions are available.
Volunteers may enquire at the registration desk on arrival or in advance contact babanglophonegroup@nullgmail.com.

Accommodation (discounted)
Nearby apartments, small and boutique hotels are within easy walking distance of the venue, and also on the FREE Shuttle Bus routes.
For more info click here

Anniversary meal (Thursday 11 October)
Diane C. will be celebrating her 30th Anniversary of sobriety at the 18h30 pre-event meeting on 11 October.
Following the meeting all present are invited to participate in the celebratory AAnniversary meal in a nearby restaurant.
Please reserve by email before 1 October to babanglophonegroup@nullgmail.com

Al-Anon (at the event)
Al-Anon program meetings are scheduled in the ‘Salle Biskaia’ throughout the convention.
Information for the Al-Anon meeting schedule will be at the registration desk.

Yoga at the Convention (possibly on the beach)

Join us for some yoga in Biarritz. Hathayoga, Ashtanga yoga, meditation, pranayama (breathing exercises)
Those interested should contact Marling Yoga | No fee for AA members during the convention.       


#1: Pre-registration is recommended. Available here.
#2: Free shuttle bus services/‘Navettes’, are available throughout Biarritz.
#3: The convention programme/flyer (PDF) is attached for your convenience.
The convention website may be found at www.aaconventionbiarritz.com.
#4: A slideshow presenting Biarritz and area is available here (recommended viewing).
An excellent introductory video to Biarritz and area is available here.
#5: Alternative Hotel suggestions are available here.
Alternative ‘Self-Catering’ suggestions are available here.
#6; Tourism Suggestions include; Lourdes, Pau, San Sebastian, Bayonne, Sanctuary of Loyola,
St Vincent de Paul Sanctuary, Chocolate Museum (Biarritz), Guggenheim Museum (Bilbao),
El Camino, Surfing, Rugby, Golf, Pelote &/or Jai Alai, etc. More information available here.
#7; General Info.
The average high temperature during the day in October is around 19°C-26°C  (66°F).
Water temperature around Biarritz in October remains at 18°C-20°C.
Night time average low temperature in October is around 12°-16°C.
Expect an average of 7 to 8 hours of sunshine per day in October.
Surfers love this convention, Biarritz is the surfing capital of France.
Biarritz is considered a ‘destination convention’ thanks to its beautiful/unique geographic location, and its cultural and tourism attractions.


12 October 2018
14 October 2018
€28 – €65
Event Category:


BAB Anglophone Group


1 Carrefour Hélianthe, Côte des Basques
Biarritz, 64200 France
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+33 (0)559 011 313

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