Just across from the Rocher de la Vierge, the Museum of the sea-Aquarium offers a chance to see the marine life of the Gulf of Gascony. You can admire the congers, octopuses, seahorses, and plenty of other marine animals. The recently renovated museum also features aquariums devoted to the flora and fauna of the South Pacific and the Caribbean. There, you can admire sharks and eagle rays, along with a variety of changing exhibits. The seal’s luncheons and dinners are of the museum’s most popular crowd-pleasers.

A little further on down the coast, in Ilbarritz, you’ll find the Cité de l’Océan et du surf, which focuses on knowledge of the ocean. Particularly committed to raising awareness in future generations, the Cité de l’Océan has created several interactive worlds with 3D animations. It’s a learning experience that you’ll truly enjoy. Your experience will be constructive; you’ll leave knowing a whole lot more about the oceans. You’ll even learn how a storm or a tsunami is made, and how rescue operations are organised. Special effects help you to explore the deep!

The city of Biarritz offers a ‘Pass Océan’ that will admit you to both venues