Ocean World - Cité de l'Océan

1 avenue de la plage, 64200 Biarritz (show map)
Arena/Place: Musée de la mer
Category: Events

The Cité de l’Océan is a unique concept for an original ocean experience, where the visitor discovers the different aspects of the Ocean through interactive, touch-screen and 3-dimensional animations, amazing videos and many more surprises …

The Cité de l’Océan is a unique concept for an original experience in the depths of the ocean. A scientific and recreational museum dedicated to knowledge of the Ocean, the Cité de l’Océan (City of the Ocean), is a direct link of Biarritz’s own history and culture and the Ocean.

Interactive experiments, fun special effects and 3D animations transform your visit into a captivating odyssey in the quest of knowledge of the blue planet.

Descend to the unfathomed depths in a bathyscaphe, join in the saving of a stranded ship, tease Archie the giant squid, and listen to Christopher Columbus recount his adventures. Our enthusiastic professor will also reveal more secrets of the Ocean during the highly theatrical conferences.

NEW: a polar science base has been installed! Discover the fascinating and hostile universe of the polar caps with our new animation, White Ocean!

Special Internet Offer: 10€ / 6.3€ ( public price 11€ / 7.3) €1 discount. Tickets are valid for 6 months after the purchase date, and you avoid any queuing with the Priority Access (‘Accès Prioritaire’) desk with your ticket purchased on-line.

Closed everyday Monday from November to March except during school holidays.

Closed annually every 2nd, 3rd and 4th week in January.

November to March: Open from 1pm to 7pm (Admission desks shut one hour before closing).

Open at night in July and August (10am-10pm). Tickets are valid until December 31, 2012.


Date Time Arena/Place
24 May
Friday 24 may 2019 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Musée de la mer
25 May
Saturday 25 may 2019 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Musée de la mer
26 May
Sunday 26 may 2019 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Musée de la mer
27 May
Monday 27 may 2019 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Musée de la mer

Contact information

Street address 1
1 avenue de la plage
Postal code
City (address)
Phone number (booking)
33 5 59 22 33 34
E-mail (Organizer)

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Customer service

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  • The Anglet Tourisme official booking centre
  • Online bookings, 24/7
  • Tourist board approved and graded visitor accommodation
  • Secure online payment
  • Advice that’s tailored to you (in French, English and Spanish)
  • Efficient, professional staff