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

Opening hours subject to change depending on the health context

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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

3.9 sur 5 3433 reviews

  • Julian Williams

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Julian Williams on 31/03/2022

    Retired engineer. Came by myself because my wife was busy. Very impressed. All the staff are bright young things who speak excellent English and are very enthusiastic. You feel very welcome. A couple of exhibits could do with a little maintenance (Shackleton audio) but I'm sure that's scheduled to happen. Overall the design and layout are excellent with fun facts and appropriate use of Virtual Reality. An enjoyable and informative 3 hours.

  • Samuel Dionne

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Samuel Dionne on 09/09/2021

    A lot of interesting section. I do think that there is a bit too much of virtual reality spots (4 out of 19) There are a lot of funny and approachable way of learning about the ocean. It's well suited for kids. I would've love a bit more information about new ocean technologies and the latest"partnerships" between us and the ocean.

  • Philippe Giraudet

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Philippe Giraudet on 09/10/2021

    We went here more than 5 years ago for the first time but the experience was disappointing. We were very pleasantly surprised by the brand nes interactive experience (4D) across the whole site. The Staff is very friendly and pleasant. Great way to entertain the family.

Traveller Reviews Cité de l'Océan

3.5 sur 5 849 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 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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  • "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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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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