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Aquarium de Biarritz

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Fun little aquarium

This is a fun little aquarium. We were expecting a bit more (for the price). The seals were great... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2018
Montreal, Canada
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Great for a rainy day

A well conceived aquarium, perfect for all ages. However the café was disappointing (dirty, with... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2018
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Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

This is a fun little aquarium. We were expecting a bit more (for the price). The seals were great fun swimming around. We were mostly amazed by the jellyfish tank where the put changing lights in the background. Soooo beautiful. Its a real fun aquarium...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank roxylarousse
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

A well conceived aquarium, perfect for all ages. However the café was disappointing (dirty, with very little food left).

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dumbelton
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

We went to visit the aquarium during our visit to Biarritz and really enjoyed the visit. It took us about two hours to explore. The only negative was there was no English writing and we had to translate but that should be expected when in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LeeScowen
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend went there for about two hours during our visit in Biarritz. It was really nice, the staff was really friendly and helpful and knew good English (at least the ones in the reception). You get to walk through “caves” at the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sophie B
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Nice view of Seals playing outdoors. Big shark tank as well, can be viewed from lots of angles. Nice variety of fish. Price not too bad (about €15 when I went).

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CianQ5
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Took the 5yr and 7yr old there for a visit during our day trip to Biarritz. Smaller than the Oceanarium at Lisbon but still a good way to occupy the little ones (older kids/teenagers may probably be less interested) for 1-2hours. My kids were fascinated...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Small acquarium but nicely organized. We enjoyed our visit, buautiful species. Nice for kids and families. Nice personnel. I must to see

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank juanluis1957
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

With a son obsessed with sharks, a visit here was a must. Lovely Art Deco building, concentrating on a few specialities rather than cramming every species in. Plenty of open spaces, an interesting display of types of fishing from line to trawling which was great...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank M9522TIaliciac
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

As we had booked online we felt we had to go in but otherwise would have turned back. The wait was around the block. Not very obvious how to join the queue. Once inside the building it was uncomfortably warm and not easy to move...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ciaferaid
Marion E, Responsable relations publiques at Aquarium de Biarritz, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Hello I guess you came during a rainy day... the Aquarium is more comfortable to visit when the weather is good... or at the opening (9.30) or in the evening (from 18.00 to midnight).

Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Very crowded but worth a visit. Very interesting with many things to see. Out favourites were the upside down dozing seals and the turtle.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank PaulM211
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