Aquarium de Biarritz, Biarritz

3.9
#2 of 15 in Parks in Basque Country
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. Plan your Aquarium de Biarritz visit and explore what else you can see and do in Biarritz using our Biarritz trip itinerary planner.
Create an itinerary including Aquarium de Biarritz
map
Aquarium de Biarritz Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
2,018 reviews
Google
4.1
TripAdvisor
  • August 18, 2017
    Unavoidable by gloomy weather, the aquarium has a definite sucked. It is today nice interesting and informative, and we spend a great time with the children. Not to be missed meal of sea lions.
    View original
  • August 17, 2017
    Beautiful aquarium many species different and good explanations. However we came with English friends and no explanations in English, everything was in french. Too bad for them. Aquariums of the ground floor seems small compared with the many fish in it. On the top floor they have more space I think. The seals are great
    View original
  • August 17, 2017
    Visit to aquarium a bit dated but still nice to do if you are passing on Biarritz.
    View original
Google
  • April 19, 2017
    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
  • August 19, 2017
    Good admission prices, but only one fish tank. Although sharks were good.
  • July 17, 2017
    Made a nice change from all our campsite fun. Highly recommended for an outing with kids especially on a too hot or rainy day.
  • February 11, 2017
    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.
  • June 23, 2017
    Nice little aquarium. Very high standard of displays. Big shark tank etc

Plan your trip to Biarritz

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Biarritz

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Biarritz by other users

3 days in Biarritz BY A USER FROM SPAIN October, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 45 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Biarritz BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in France BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine & Basque Country BY A USER FROM CANADA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 3 days in Biarritz BY A USER FROM IRELAND October, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Spain & France BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in France & San Sebastian - Donostia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Biarritz BY A USER FROM FRANCE September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 35 days in France, Spain & Portugal BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in South of France BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in Spain, Biarritz & Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans