Cité de l'Océan

Opening hours

Open

  • Monday 02:00 pm - 07:00 pm
  • Tuesday 02:00 pm - 07:00 pm
  • Wednesday 02:00 pm - 07:00 pm
  • Thursday 02:00 pm - 07:00 pm
  • Friday 02:00 pm - 07:00 pm
  • Saturday 02:00 pm - 07:00 pm
  • Sunday 02:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Closes at 07:00 pm

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Useful information

Location : Sea side

Province : Labourd

Services

  • Bank cards accepted
  • Chèques Vacances (Holiday voucher)
  • Disable access
  • English spoken
  • Entertainment
  • Garden
  • Groups
  • Lift
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spanish spoken
  • English
    • The Cité de l'Océan offers visitors the opportunity to discover the Ocean in a fun, experimental and sensational way !

      They are led to live amazing, immersive and unique experiences on the Ocean: biodiversity, sports activities (surfing...), discovery of species and biotopes, playful discovery of the poles, etc…

      • Virtual Trip 360° leads the audience to dive into the depths of the Ocean: breathtaking !
      • Virtual Surf offers to face 7 mythical waves and win as many points as possible to reach the surfers' podium !
      • The board movements, wind and spray of Surf Sensation 5D make this animation a surf trip between fiction and reality.
      • The underwater base and the polar base are the ideal places to acquire knowledge about the Ocean : why is the sea salty ? What animals live in the North Pole? Perfect for learning and having fun !
      • Dynamic cinema with special effects offers a sensational and original experience across the North and South Poles.
      • 700 sharks in the night is a 12-minute documentary at 360° to dive in the middle of a pack of grey sharks in the Fakarava reserve in French Polynesia.
      • A magnificent 40-minute 3D film to discover or rediscover the wonders of the ocean.
      INDICATES : Seaborg is a stunning animation for thrill seekers. Equipped with a virtual reality mask, visitors leave for an immersive journey of 4 minutes at 360°! Sensations guaranteed !

      Open all year except in January.
      Consult the opening hours and prices.

      virtual reality animations are accessible from 6 years old.
      the "seaborg" animation is accessible from 142 cm./b />

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Traveller Reviews Cité de l'Océan

3.5 sur 5 881 reviews

  • "Great Fun"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Jane S (Ulverston, United Kingdom) on 13/10/2022

    We expected to see plenty of people at this venue but when we turned up there was no one else around. I think this was a great advantage, apparently at busy times you have to queue to experience the...

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  • "Interesting but not a must-see"

    3 / 5 Reviews posted by Sugarplumcici (Paris, France) on 26/08/2020

    The VR animations make the ticket price worthwhile. Some interesting exhibits but more geared towards kids. If you have time it's a nice, spacious place to spend 1-2 hours, otherwise it's not a must...

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  • "Five star attraction"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Treasa d on 29/07/2019

    Two adults and one eight year old. We had combination ticket with the acquarium in Biarritz but decided to do it on a separate day. We were glad we did for two reasons. The first us the recommended...

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Cité de l'Océan

Address

1 avenue de la Plage
64200 Biarritz

GPS coordinates

43° 27'44.56"N, 1° 34'19.01"W

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