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Musée de la mer Biarritz

The Musée de la Mer in Biarritz

Basque Coast

The MUSEE DE LA MER in Biarritz facing the ROCHER DE LA VIERGE

Musée de la mer Biarritz/© CDTA Aquarium Musée de la mer Biarritz/© CDTA

Built on the rocky plateau of Atalaye, the Sea Museum overlooking the ocean between the Fishing Port and the Port Vieux beach.

In the basement : a fascinating collection of the fish and invertebrates that live in the Bay of Biscay displayed in 24 aquariums with over 150 species including sharks, saw fish and the guitar ray.

On the ground-floor : all about the history of fishing in the Bay of Biscay.
Navigation instruments, historical collections and explanations of tuna fishing and whaling by Basque fishermen. In the cetaceans gallery skeletons of whales, killer whales and dolphins are on show.

On the first floor : get a panoramic underwater view of the seal pool and the amazing turtle  cave.

The seals pool is located on the terrace overlooking the entire Basque Coast.
Don't miss feeding time at 10.30am and 5pm.

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Museum Address Telephone Website
Musée de la Mer Plateau de l'Atalaye
05 59 24 02 59 Musée de la Mer

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