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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
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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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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 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 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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.

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Thank Aifos184
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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.

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 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

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Thank Jelswiss
London
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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.

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Thank Tobias M
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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.

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Thank Elblettchen
Hong Kong
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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 

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Thank Benedict K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Perfect for our son aged 7 soon to be 8. Loved it , a great collection of sharks combined with some i nteresting fishing exhibits. Fish well displayed and some interesting conger and moray eels.Good encounter exhibit

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Vienna, Austria
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

a bit too expensive, but in a rainy day, you can not do to many things outside:-) for toodlers is very funny:-)

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