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Biarritz: museums not to miss  14/02/2014

Biarritz is a fantastic destination for family holidays, with its beautiful beaches and good weather charming adults and children alike. Part of its appeal, though, is that it has much more to offer than this, with its museums being especially good for family breaks.

Bound to go down particularly well with children, Planete Musee du Chocolat is a chocolate lover's dream - especially as you can even taste some delicious locally made treats. By coming here, you and the kids will be able to learn about the process of making chocolate, as well as the history of doing so.

Bringing this fascinating past to life are a range of exhibits all relating to chocolate-making, while you can also get a little bit more hands-on if you choose to. That's because this attraction offers a number of workshops - though you need to book in advance - for grown-ups and little ones alike.

Another fun option is the Musee de la Mer, which is home to thousands of marine species. Parents will be impressed right away by the stunning Art Deco building the aquariums are housed in, while children will be captivated by the dizzying variety of creatures on display here.

As well as seeing marine life from local waters, you can come face to face with creatures from regions like the Caribbean. Make sure you take curious youngers to the touch tank, where they can have a close encounter with a slippery species, and to see the seals being fed (which happens twice daily).

If you're travelling with older children or teenagers, consider taking them to the Musee d'Art Oriental Asiatica, which has one of the very best collections of Asian art outside of Paris.

Plenty of information is displayed in English so it's easy to get to grips with what you're looking at. There are more than 1,000 pieces of art to see, coming from Tibet, Nepal and India, as well as many other places.

If you're looking for somewhere to stay on you holiday, you ought to consider Camping Le Vieux Port. 


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