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Cite de l'Ocean

1 Avenue de la Plage, 64200 Biarritz, France
+33 5 59 22 75 40
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Interesting, but several didn't work

The displays that did work were really interesting. You could learn about the formation of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
OregonLady80
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Poitiers, France
Good on a rainy day

Went here with the kids on a rainy day. Incredible interactive stuff to keep them entertained... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2017
dogggyroo
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good36%
  • Average19%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible11%
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“hi tech” (2 reviews)
“science” (5 reviews)
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1 Avenue de la Plage, 64200 Biarritz, France
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+33 5 59 22 75 40
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The displays that did work were really interesting. You could learn about the formation of the oceans, the animals that live at the poles, the temperate oceans (except only one worked when I stepped on it, as instructed). There were also English, French and Spanish...More

Thank OregonLady80
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Went here with the kids on a rainy day. Incredible interactive stuff to keep them entertained. There was a surf thing in VR that was amazing. And Dad got to sneak off upstairs for a coffee.

Thank dogggyroo
Reviewed 25 October 2016

More of a science exhibit than a museum, I can highly recommend walking here along the coast from Biarritz on a nice day. You can't currently walk at sea level (unless the tide is out) from Cote des Basques to Milady beach. As well as...More

1  Thank BiarritzTaxi
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Only half the exhibits are in English or Spanish; several exhibits failed to work including Sauvetage. The Virtual Tour 360 includes a small number of fish/amphibians that are way too common, and well known such as sharks, Dolphins, tortoises AND you can hear the surrounding...More

1  Thank Cypris
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Fully multilingual hi tech displays imaginatively deal with many aspects of the oceans. Not really suitable for young children, more suitable for ages 10 plus. Essential visit for key stages 3, 4 & 5. Interesting for adults too.

1  Thank AndreaSussex_England
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Loved this place that exceeded expectation. Informative, interactive and innovative. Something for all the family - my 7 year old was very well entertained. Good food in the cafe and restaurant too, although the restaurant is pricey and needs booking at the weekend.

1  Thank Mark S
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

I do recommend to visit Cite de l'Ocean for those who are in to science and environment. A lot of animations are set at the museum, which makes the tour very attractive. The full visit may take few hours to read and watch all.

1  Thank Eleonora P
Reviewed 16 June 2016

A lovely modern building, with a calm and peaceful atmosphere. Interesting content too & wonderful staff.

1  Thank roxysunnys
Reviewed 4 May 2016

This museum is difficult (but not impossible) to get to without a car. There is an admission fee. Many of the exhibits are electronic--recordings and videos--that require you to push a button to make them work. Unfortunately, quite a few were not operational. Informative displays...More

1  Thank putnik123
Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

Lots of Computer Animations - nice Location on the top - interesting view into the Climate and Weather phänomenas - Surfing with 3D Glases

1  Thank dennys34
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