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Musee Historique de Biarritz

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Address: Rue Broquedis, 64200 Biarritz, France
Phone Number: 0033 559 24 86 28
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10:00 am - 12:30 pm
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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Quaint, old-fashioned, with interesting items

Frankly, this museum could do with a facelift - it's a bit of a jumble, but an interesting one. It is very peaceful, shows a very good 40-minute film about Biarritz and has a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Cupar, United Kingdom
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Cupar, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Frankly, this museum could do with a facelift - it's a bit of a jumble, but an interesting one. It is very peaceful, shows a very good 40-minute film about Biarritz and has a large number of items set out in an old-fashioned way mostly in table-style glass-topped cases. It was good fun and, at 4 Euros, inexpensive.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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143 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We visited the Musee Historique de Biarritz which has been in the Anglican Church of St. Andrew's from the late nineteenth century filled with a rich collection of very varied documents (objects, works of art, video projections…). We were able to learn a lot about Biarritz from when it was a fishing village to a playground for the royals in... More 

1 Thank R K
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Arranged by enthusiasts rather than experts it has a charm although we felt we had intruded when we visited. Interesting to learn of the British connection

1 Thank Mark822
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

It is very cheap and a lot of to see what Biarritz have done and the girl was very friendly and good English speaking as we'll. hard to find in this city hehe.

3 Thank Magnus E
Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Take the time to cross to the historical basque museum of Bayonne. Ten times more interesting and instructive about the history of the general area. Of course, it is Basque history, not the glitzy Biarritz history. This is a small museum, run by volunteers. Worth it if you are in the immediate area.

3 Thank PennyM380
London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Some interesting tidbits but would have like some kind of guide book in English. Disappointed that there weren't more photos showing Biarittz in its heyday.

1 Thank Debrahis
Hastings, U.K.
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41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Fascinating to see who visited Biarritz in the past. The collection of 1920s photographs are worth a visit on their own.

1 Thank biglong
Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
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63 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

It is nice to learn about interesting facts of the city, centered mainly on the last moments of the city. I missed something related with older fishermen times.

2 Thank AitorDelgado
Hertfordshire England
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126 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

This is strange from the very beginning. It is an old Anglican church, and in the porch the British dead from Napoleonic wars are all listed, as well as a plaque about Queen Victoria visiting. Stain glass windows inside dedicated to dead English rugby players. Once the British expats left in the 1980s the church was rescued and turned into... More 

4 Thank Vivienne W
Penne, Midi-Pyrenees, France
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Lots about Biarritz being the favorite holiday place for the aristocracy of Europe - I find that sort of thing fascinating!

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