Musee Historique de Biarritz

Musee Historique de Biarritz

Musee Historique de Biarritz
3.5
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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Seaside752947
21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
You can shop, people gaze or watch the waves. A little bit of background of Biarritz deepens the appreciation of the city. The Museum, in film and displays covers much of recent history including the glamour periods, the two world wars and the bathing and surfing culture. Architecture, the Arts and sport were topics also included. I came away with a wider understanding of the people and place. Close to the centre of the ‘action’
Written 14 October 2019
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Bwatsweeds
Hertfordshire135 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
It was something like EUR10 for two people to visit a museum with literally one room. It had some cool stuff (posters, British trivia, a few signs in British) but nothing like the pots of treasure that Phillyjanie is getting such a hard on for.
Ultimately if you truly want an authentic taste of Basque culture then go to San Sebastian (not Bilbao as they exaggerate too much). If you can't be bovvered to leave French Basque then Bayonne is your best bet - now there's a tongue twister!
Written 22 August 2019
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Phillyjanie
Philadelphia, PA225 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Solo
So I visited this museum out of desire to learn more about Biarritz, which actually has its origins in the whaling industry but thanks to its stunning natural setting and the efforts of Empress Eugenie, wife of Napoleon III, it became a fashionable resort for The Who’s Who of Europe, only reverting to mass tourism after the World Wars. The entry fee is a mere €6 and there is enough signage in English that you’ll get the gist.
I think most people breeze by the entry porch without giving it a glance, which is a BIG mistake. The museum is housed in the deconsecrated Anglican church of St. Andrew, which existed when many British folk lived and vacationed here. The porch has a large marble tablet listing of many of the UK army officers who died on French soil, and Queen Victoria paid her respects here in 1889, followed in subsequent years by her son in 1906 and the Duke of Wellington in 1984. So definitely take a few minutes on the porch. It’s just as historic as the museum’s contents.
Written 13 August 2019
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paulm2101
Felixstowe, UK777 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
Located beside les Halles, the museum, in an old church, has some interesting photos and descriptions of the English holiday inn in Biarritz (including the Royals) plus similar items on the Russians, Spanish etc.
Written 12 July 2016
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960Jelena_S
Belgrade, Serbia32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2015 • Friends
I think it is not well known museum for tourists all round the world. Only a few people were there during our visit. More historical pictures and a movie are there. Staff is very kind.They showed us a book about the history of the place. Unexpectedly we found pictures of our former queen Natalija Obrenovic. And the picture of the house where she lived. But, unfortunately we could not find that house, to see it from the distance, it was impossible beside the help of guide from that museum and nearby place.
Written 23 April 2016
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glen1goodboy
Cupar, UK91 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Couples
Frankly, this museum could do with a facelift - it's a bit of a jumble, but an interesting one. It is very peaceful, shows a very good 40-minute film about Biarritz and has a large number of items set out in an old-fashioned way mostly in table-style glass-topped cases. It was good fun and, at 4 Euros, inexpensive.
Written 23 October 2015
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Bob K
Fairfax, VA2,234 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Couples
We visited the Musee Historique de Biarritz which has been in the Anglican Church of St. Andrew's from the late nineteenth century filled with a rich collection of very varied documents (objects, works of art, video projections…). We were able to learn a lot about Biarritz from when it was a fishing village to a playground for the royals in the mid-19th to early 20th century. Even Queen Victoria stayed there in the Spring of 1889 as well as Russian princes and princesses. The sad part is you can't take pictures inside.
Written 23 July 2015
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Mark822
Newcastle, UK11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2014 • Family
Arranged by enthusiasts rather than experts it has a charm although we felt we had intruded when we visited. Interesting to learn of the British connection
Written 30 June 2015
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Magnus D
Nacka, Sweden26 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
It is very cheap and a lot of to see what Biarritz have done and the girl was very friendly and good English speaking as we'll. hard to find in this city hehe.
Written 7 June 2014
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PennyM380
Vancouver, Canada10 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2013 • Solo
Take the time to cross to the historical basque museum of Bayonne. Ten times more interesting and instructive about the history of the general area. Of course, it is Basque history, not the glitzy Biarritz history. This is a small museum, run by volunteers. Worth it if you are in the immediate area.
Written 20 September 2013
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