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Aquarium de Biarritz, Biarritz

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Aquarium · Zoo / Aquarium
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Aquarium de Biarritz showcases more than 500 forms of sea life, many from the nearby Bay of Biscay. Since the 1930s, visitors have been coming here to learn about underwater ecology, exploring 50 aquariums that also feature species from the Caribbean and the Pacific and Indian oceans. Be sure to check out the shark tank--the largest of its kind in Europe--offering striking views of these predators alongside rays and barracudas. Ask about times for the seal feedings, where you can see the animals in action. With our custom trip planner, Biarritz attractions like Aquarium de Biarritz can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This appears to be small from the outside but once inside you realise it is built into the hill. They stopped the seal feeding during covid but you can still enjoy watching them through the large.....  more
    This appears to be small from the outside but once inside you realise it is built into the hill. They stopped the seal feeding during covid but you can still enjoy watching them through the large.....  more »
  • Really well looked after and displays/tanks particularly impressive. The sharks and rays were in the most amazing tank that can be viewed from all angles. 
    Really well looked after and displays/tanks particularly impressive. The sharks and rays were in the most amazing tank that can be viewed from all angles.  more »
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  • Interesting mixture of aquarium and maritime museum. History of fishing and whaling is important to show the impact these have had. Spread across 5 levels. Good for families with kids. A few documentaries where screened during our visit. Amazing views from the rooftop and upper levels. Restaurant and cafe were closed when we visited though. Museum shop on site with branded products for kids and gifts for adults.
  • Got to see sea lions and many other fish and mammals. They do feed the sea lions at certain times per schedule. There is a giant tank with sharks, sea turtles and so so much more. Tons to see, very similar to Shedd Aquarium in Chicago but smaller. Place to eat and drink also. Highly recommended!

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