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Aquarium de Biarritz

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Address: Plateau de l'Atalaye | Entrée face au Rocher de la Vierge, 64200 Biarritz, France (Formerly Musee de la Mer de Biarritz)
Phone Number:
+33 5 59 22 33 34
09:30 - 19:00
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Tue - Sun 09:30 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Not too long and an ok price for what it is (cheaper than big city equivalents). Very good variety of sea life from Sharks to Seals. We went on a rainy Saturday.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 October 2016
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Bordeaux, France
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415 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok. It is not the Monterey Bay Aquarium but it is really well presented with displays of fish from around the world. There is also a very well done area on the history of the Biarritz fishing industry. Multiple floors accessed by stairs or elevator. One interesting point. The display with piranha fish had a sign telling visitors to keep... More 

Thank mitch w
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

It is a small aquarium with a few fish you would not see anywhere else. Seals are fun to see, though. Watching seals is an attraction in itself. But apart from that, do not expect to see many unusal species.

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We went to the aquarium as it was a rainy day. It was OK but not ultra exciting. Not too sure about the seals who looked a bit fat and unhealthy but the shark tank was quite good and some other tanks were quite interesting. Good for a rainy day but if it had been fine I don't think we... More 

Thank grandad88
Geneva, Switzerland
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Wouldn't go without kids. The aquarium is not very big so it is worth it if you take the kids and spend a little time there.

Thank Aifos184
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Not too long and an ok price for what it is (cheaper than big city equivalents). Very good variety of sea life from Sharks to Seals. We went on a rainy Saturday.

Thank Henry12trees
Hertford, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

......do not go at a busy time! We visited on a wet Saturday in August and knew immediately that this was a huge mistake. They allowed far too many people in and it was very uncomfortable and hot and. However, visit at a more sensible time and I'm sure that it will be very enjoyable.

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Chateau-d'Oex, Switzerland
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207 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

To visit on a day that is not so good. There are many attractive fish tanks and a lot of interesting species. A good break for an hour or so but I have visited better. It is however well kept and worth visiting whilst in Biarritz

Thank Jelswiss
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47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

A delight to the eyes, you'll see a plethora of fish that will delight your kids. It's not the biggest of aquarium's, but reasonably priced and a nice way to spend an hour or two - especially if it's super hot outside. Or raining. The best bit is the shark section - all sorts to see there.

Thank Tobias M
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

The location is very nice. But honestly I have seen similar places which were more interesting. You can go if the weather is not nice. Otherwise I would prefer the beach.

Thank Elblettchen
Hong Kong
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

A small but well run aquarium with a good selection of marine life and historical data. The tanks are very well kept and positioned so the kids are mesmerised by the flashing colourful fish. It's worth waiting for the shark tank feeding time around mid afternoon as it stirs up a lot of activity. A good way to spend the... More 

Thank Benedict K

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