Cité de l'Océan

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Sunday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm

Opens at 10:00 am

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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 round except in January. Nightlife is offered in July and August. For more information on opening hours, please visit our website !

      Rates :
      • Adult : 13€ individual / 11€ group
      • Children (from 6 to 12 years old) : 9€ individual / 7€ group
      • Teenager (from 13 to 17 years old) / Reduced (student, job seeker) : 11€ individual / 9€ group

  • Français
  • Español
  • Deutsch
  • Euskara

Traveller Reviews

3.9 sur 5 2729 reviews

  • russell gleeson

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by russell gleeson on 19/03/2020

    Really liked the Vitual reality experience. Would definitely return with friends. Also the restaurant is pretty good for such a random location.

  • Hegoi Barriola

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Hegoi Barriola on 23/08/2020

    Its cool and all but it could be a bit better just adding more staff

  • dave sokal

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by dave sokal on 02/09/2020

    Fun. And lots of space to stay safe. Worth spending a couple of hours

Traveller Reviews

3.5 sur 5 779 reviews

  • "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 de p 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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  • "Don't go on a rainy day !"

    3 / 5 Reviews posted by 644JCH (Nottingham, United Kingdom) on 27/07/2019

    I'm sure this is a lovely attraction but don't go on a rainy day.we got there about 11.30 after struggling to park as everywhere was full and side streets very full. We were turned away at the desk...

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Address

1 avenue de la Plage
64200 Biarritz

(Parking gratuit à proximité)

GPS coordinates

43° 27'44.67"N, 1° 34'18.62"W

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