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Musee Asiatica

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A Biarritz surprise

We arrived at the museum on a boiling hot day to be greeted by a welcoming lady at the desk, who... read more

Reviewed August 18, 2018
Lozzer42
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London, United Kingdom
Excellent collection of artefacts and precious objects on India, China, Tibet, Himalaya, Nepal.

Excellent collection of artefacts and precious objects for a high-level cultural and historical... read more

Reviewed August 31, 2017
CordulaTLS
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Toulouse, France
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Indian, Chinese, Tibetan, Nepalese collections with more than 1,000 objects including more than 100 masterpieces on two levels.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed May 29, 2013

So much to see and read. Really amazing. You can get a guide book in english to explain the displays as well as other specific books and articles are available. Its a very impressive collection. If you have a rainy afternoon to kill it is...More

5  Thank Payton K
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed February 20, 2016

This collection, said to be the second in quality in France (after the Musee Guimet in Paris) was disappointing as the finest pieces are not featured. Too many objects are displayed and cases seemed sometimes more like open storage than a museum installation. My husband...More

2  Thank Marion T
Musee_Asiatica, Public Relations Manager at Musee Asiatica, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2016

Thank you very much for your comment which gives us good advices. We will try our best to improve.

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Reviewed August 18, 2018

We arrived at the museum on a boiling hot day to be greeted by a welcoming lady at the desk, who said that the director insisted everyone should be offered a glass of ice cold water. A good start! We had read a complete mixture...More

Thank Lozzer42
Musee_Asiatica, Public Relations Manager at Musee Asiatica, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

The entire staff warmly thank you for your comment on Musée Asiatica! We are deeply touched and pleased by your experience and feedback! We hope to meet you again real soon!

Reviewed July 17, 2018

Advertised as the top level European museum, in fact the establishment is grossly over-rated. It clearly had seen its better days, sadly so.

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Musee_Asiatica, Public Relations Manager at Musee Asiatica, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2018

Thank you for your comment! We would be happy to know more specifically about your impression so we try our best to improve the museum!

Reviewed August 31, 2017

Excellent collection of artefacts and precious objects for a high-level cultural and historical experience. If you are interested in Asian cultures and their diversity and also want to know more about Buddhism and Hindouism, you will truly admire this small but excellent museum collection. Audio...More

Thank CordulaTLS
Musee_Asiatica, Public Relations Manager at Musee Asiatica, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2017

Thank you so much for your comment ! We are so delighted you enjoyed the experience. We hope you will come back to the museum if you ever visit Biarritz again !

Reviewed August 15, 2017

We went to Biarritz mainly for the beach and surfing, little did we know that there's some cultural experience to be had. This is a small museum with an amazing Asian collection, such treasures of value and date are on display. We went as a...More

Thank Kristine G
Musee_Asiatica, Public Relations Manager at Musee Asiatica, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely comment !! It is a pleasure that an entire family spend quality and funny time in the museum ! We hope you will come back whenever you are in Biarritz !

Reviewed August 10, 2017

I took the audio guide in English and the information was detailed and interesting. We spent two hours here and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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Musee_Asiatica, Public Relations Manager at Musee Asiatica, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2017

Thank you so much for your comment on the museum! We are glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed July 23, 2017

Small museum but there is a good collection, also information available in English. It was really a surprise for me i can not imagine so many things in one small place

Thank Anna L
Musee_Asiatica, Public Relations Manager at Musee Asiatica, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2017

Thank you very much for your comment! We are really happy you enjoyed the museum and hope you will come back if you are in Biarritz again!

Reviewed July 10, 2017

Beautiful treasures from many places and ages in Asia. Presentation is what I would call traditional: full display cases and explanatory text rather than audio-visual displays and a pared-down selection of artefacts. Possibly not particularly child-friendly, but marvelous nonetheless. Explanatory text is fascinating and there...More

Thank Tabitha-Traveller
Musee_Asiatica, Public Relations Manager at Musee Asiatica, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2017

Thank you so much for your thorough comment! We are very glad you liked it here! We will talk about your experience to Marie-France, who created a booklet specially for children, but only in French - so it would be a great idea to create...More

Reviewed June 15, 2017 via mobile

We had an hour or so to kill before our bus back to Pau so decided that we would spend it in the asiatic museum. This is well worthwhile with so many fascinating pieces, BUT could be done so much better My partner has lived...More

1  Thank andrew p
Musee_Asiatica, Public Relations Manager at Musee Asiatica, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2017

Thank you very much for your comment! We try our best to improve our written guide for everyone to enjoy our artworks - beginners and experts! We hope to see you in the museum if you ever visit Biarritz again!

Reviewed April 3, 2017

I called in, partly to kill time before our train left Biarritz. The museum has a fine collection of beautiful pieces from India, China and other Asian countries. FASCINATING.

Thank mickw522017
Musee_Asiatica, Public Relations Manager at Musee Asiatica, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2017

Thank you so much for your comment! We are so pleased you enjoyed the visit! We hope you will come back next time you are in Biarritz!

Reviewed August 27, 2016

This is a small but interesting collection of Asian history and artefacts but we are definitely bias as we are a Eurasian family who live in Asia. If you actually go through the narrative that is provided then it doubles in interest. The staff are...More

1  Thank Benedict K
Musee_Asiatica, Public Relations Manager at Musee Asiatica, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2016

Thank you so much for your visit and comment on the museum! We are deeply pleased by it and the fact you felt our commitment to the museum! Thank you!

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