Musee De La Mer De Biarritz, Biarritz

Currently Open
  • Address: Plateau de l'Atalaye, 64200 Biarritz, France
  • Timings: 09:30 am - 08:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +33-559227540
  • Ticket Price: 14 EUR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Family And Kids, Specialty Museum
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About Musee De La Mer De Biarritz, Biarritz

Also known as the Museum of the Sea, it is situated in the Pyrenees- Atlantique face of the Virgin of rock. This is the first museum in this region dedicated to the Biarritz Sea and it was built by Leopold Folin. The present Art- Deco Style building was publicly opened in August, 1933. The emblem of this museum is an octopus that is made with white and blue. The museum has been renovated a few times.

The main attractions you can look for here are:

  • Aquarium with marine life of the Bay of Biscay.
  • The 1st level is where you can get knowledge of fishing techniques, whales and hunting whales.
  • The 2nd level has cave sharks and underwater view 6 seals.
  • The terrace has a shop.

The additions after extension of 2011 are:

  • A North Atlantic area with 6 more aquariums.
  • A Caribbean area with 12 pools and a lagoon.
  • An Indo- Pacific area with 7 aquariums and 2 large pools.
  • An educational workshop and multimedia facilities.
  • 2 scalloped hammerheads from Taiwan.

Musee De La Mer De Biarritz Ticket Prices

  • Adults: EUR 13.50
  • Students and Children between 4-16 years: EUR 9.50
  • Family: EUR 48

How To reach Musee De La Mer De Biarritz by Public Transport

  • You’ll have to drive to here, or hire a taxi.

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Musee De La Mer De Biarritz, Biarritz Reviews

  • Excellent for everyone, kids and adults. Great reserve of sharks and many others. Definitely worth a visit.

  • This is one of the most beautiful buildings in Biarritz and one of the best aquariums in the world. It was inaugurated in 1935 and it is an Art Déco piece of art. Its main aim is to show the ocean in all its forms. Your visit begins in the aquariums where you can appreciate conger eels, octopuses, seahorses and a multitude of other species, all in a magical atmosphere. There is a beautiful gallery o skeletons and reconstructed models of cetaceans,whales, killer whales and dolphins. You also have the underwater seal observatory as well as the terrace where you can see them resting or being feed at specific hours. The variety is huge, so take your time or go one is the perfect hour to visit this fantastic place.

  • Nice art deco building but the aquarium itself isn't very large. Still nice but we went there just to shelter from cold :) And to get our children interested in something ;) I mean the place is good but there are other aquariums in the world that are much more interesting. Must see for all art deco lovers

  • Free the fish!!! They can't live all their life in jail

  • Overall ok for a 1 hour visit if it is your first time but not for a second visit, as quantity of live fish you see is limited. I much prefer San Sebastian aquarium, that is 45 minutes drive South from there. Very crowded during this rainy day, but the ticket teller machine was useful to get us in with our 3 children (2 strollers). Access with strollers is ok, but getting out back to the city is another story as you have to either go down the many stairs from the garden or take a curbless road down to the parking lot.

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