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“Great for the children at feeding time”

Aquarium de Biarritz
Ranked #4 of 54 things to do in Biarritz
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Saint-Clar, France
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60 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great for the children at feeding time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

Quite small, but suprisingly stocked. Make sure you attend the seal feeding time...it's the highlight of the museum.

Visited November 2012
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North East England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lovely aquarium with lots to see including seals”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

Very good selection of aquariums with lots of different kinds of fish. Looked very well run in terms of welfare. Seals were an extra bonus. Noisy when full of a school trip load of kids but worth it.

Visited October 2012
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Biarritz, France
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461 reviews
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“Also good to visit on a hot day”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2012

I confess I'm not that interested in looking at fish in tanks. The real reason for visiting the aquarium was to escape the 40C heat during a particularly hot day in August. And the result is that the air conditioning is very effective. If the weather is rainy though you can easily while away a few hours here.

Best bit was the large tank at the end of the circuit which had lots of sharks and other large fish.

Visited August 2012
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Chalfont St Peter
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17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Lovely day out with kids”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

There was an enormous queue of people waiting to go in when we visited on a rather rainy day in August but once we were inside it didn't feel crowded at all. There are all the usual favourites such as jellyfish, 'Nemos', sharks etc so my six year old and three year old were kept entertained for hours.
The seals were my favourite as while most of them napped, one young seal played in front of the glass and interacted with the kids who reached out to try and touch it. Very cute!
The museum covers about three floors and you gradually work your way up. It ends with a lovely gift shop that had a very attractive range of stuff for kids and adults - much better than you find in the souvenir shops in the streets.

Visited August 2012
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Larisa, Greece
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56 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Watch the seals play”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

Location of the museum and aquarium were extraordinary, in the first place, on a plateau overhanging the ocean. Displays are adequate with local marine species of the atlantic french coast as a main theme. Tanks with hammerhead sharks were a favorite as well as playfull seals that also could be visited on an open sun teracce were they sunbathed lazily... Overall a worthwile visit especialy for kids.

Visited August 2012
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