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“A great selection of marine life, well worth a look”

Aquarium de Biarritz
Ranked #4 of 63 things to do in Biarritz
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed August 8, 2013

This aquarium is well located near the centre of Biarritz, and hosts a great selection of creatures. We spent a long visit enjoying watching lots of the animals and were impressed by the way some of them were carefully housed to accentuate the visual display. For example the jellyfish tank was lit with colours which cycled through red, blue, purple and so on which led to some great photos, and selection of silver fish had just the right while lighting to make them sparkle. The big shark tank was well set up with a variety of windows providing multiple view points and preventing a build-up of too many people in one place. The tropical fish tank was brilliant with a large variety of colourful fish which I could have sat and gazed at for a long time.
There were a couple of down sides: the touch pool didn't have much going on, food / drink provision was limited (vending machines only), and if I'm honest the seals didn't have a great deal of space in their tank. However overall this was a good collection and solid value for just over ten Euros.
Note that most signs and information is provided in French only.

Thank ChrislyB
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Excellent well thought out ... sharks were fantastic ... could do with English translation on the captions explaining what fish were in the tanks

Thank LNER2
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

Great walk to the aquarium. Out on a little picturesque peninsula. Good variety of fish. One nice big tank with lots of sharks. Even a leopard shark. Playful seals. Great place to spend a rainy afternoon.

Thank Nick C
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

We went to Biarritz for a short summer break but the weather was terrible for the entire 3 days. We braved the rain and wind to walk down to the aquarium and spent a couple of hours there. It's a nice place, easy to get around and interesting displays. We particularly liked the old photographs as the aquarium is now 80 years old. The original building has beautiful Art Deco features and the modern extension has been built in a complementary way. The tanks are all clean which was nice to see and the shark tank is quite impressive.

Thank Katie W
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

Very fun and has lots of variety. It is also in a great location so there are other things to do around there afterwards

Thank Payton K
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