Aquarium de Biarritz, Biarritz

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Aquarium de Biarritz showcases more than 500 forms of sea life, many from the nearby Bay of Biscay. Since the 1930s, visitors have been coming here to learn about underwater ecology, exploring 50 aquariums that also feature species from the Caribbean and the Pacific and Indian oceans. Be sure to check out the shark tank--the largest of its kind in Europe--offering striking views of these predators alongside rays and barracudas. Ask about times for the seal feedings, where you can see the animals in action. With our custom trip planner, Biarritz attractions like Aquarium de Biarritz can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The seals base is impressive and very "playful", these mammals can do the "show". The different courses are intelligently laid out and explained.
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  • Great moment of relaxation and serenity in this aquarium where the exhibition is fun for children and very rich in rare fish. Not to mention the terrace where you can admire the sunsets with a remarkable view
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  • Really expensive for what it is. Little d species not pretty staged brief total disappointment. C is dated quickly made the turn. Go your way!
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  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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 night..it is the perfect hour to visit this fantastic place.
  • Good admission prices, but only one fish tank. Although sharks were good.
  • Made a nice change from all our campsite fun. Highly recommended for an outing with kids especially on a too hot or rainy day.

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