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Musee Asiatica

1 Rue Guy Petit, 64200 Biarritz, France
+33 5 59 22 78 78
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Excellent collection of artefacts and precious objects on India, China, Tibet, Himalaya, Nepal.

Excellent collection of artefacts and precious objects for a high-level cultural and historical... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2017
CordulaTLS
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Toulouse, France
A very interesting sidetrip good for all the family

We went to Biarritz mainly for the beach and surfing, little did we know that there's some cultural... read more

Reviewed August 16, 2017
Kristine G
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Paris, France
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Indian, Chinese, Tibetan, Nepalese collections with more than 1,000 objects including more than 100 masterpieces on two levels.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1 Rue Guy Petit, 64200 Biarritz, France
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+33 5 59 22 78 78
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Reviewed September 1, 2017

Excellent collection of artefacts and precious objects for a high-level cultural and historical experience. If you are interested in Asian cultures and their diversity and also want to know more about Buddhism and Hindouism, you will truly admire this small but excellent museum collection. Audio...More

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Musee_Asiatica, Public Relations Manager at Musee Asiatica, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2017

Thank you so much for your comment ! We are so delighted you enjoyed the experience. We hope you will come back to the museum if you ever visit Biarritz again !

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Reviewed August 16, 2017

We went to Biarritz mainly for the beach and surfing, little did we know that there's some cultural experience to be had. This is a small museum with an amazing Asian collection, such treasures of value and date are on display. We went as a...More

Thank Kristine G
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Musee_Asiatica, Public Relations Manager at Musee Asiatica, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely comment !! It is a pleasure that an entire family spend quality and funny time in the museum ! We hope you will come back whenever you are in Biarritz !

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Reviewed August 10, 2017

I took the audio guide in English and the information was detailed and interesting. We spent two hours here and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Thank gill h
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Musee_Asiatica, Public Relations Manager at Musee Asiatica, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2017

Thank you so much for your comment on the museum! We are glad you enjoyed it!

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Reviewed July 24, 2017

Small museum but there is a good collection, also information available in English. It was really a surprise for me i can not imagine so many things in one small place

Thank Anna L
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Musee_Asiatica, Public Relations Manager at Musee Asiatica, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2017

Thank you very much for your comment! We are really happy you enjoyed the museum and hope you will come back if you are in Biarritz again!

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Reviewed July 11, 2017

Beautiful treasures from many places and ages in Asia. Presentation is what I would call traditional: full display cases and explanatory text rather than audio-visual displays and a pared-down selection of artefacts. Possibly not particularly child-friendly, but marvelous nonetheless. Explanatory text is fascinating and there...More

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Musee_Asiatica, Public Relations Manager at Musee Asiatica, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2017

Thank you so much for your thorough comment! We are very glad you liked it here! We will talk about your experience to Marie-France, who created a booklet specially for children, but only in French - so it would be a great idea to create...More

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Reviewed June 15, 2017 via mobile

We had an hour or so to kill before our bus back to Pau so decided that we would spend it in the asiatic museum. This is well worthwhile with so many fascinating pieces, BUT could be done so much better My partner has lived...More

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Musee_Asiatica, Public Relations Manager at Musee Asiatica, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2017

Thank you very much for your comment! We try our best to improve our written guide for everyone to enjoy our artworks - beginners and experts! We hope to see you in the museum if you ever visit Biarritz again!

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Reviewed April 3, 2017

I called in, partly to kill time before our train left Biarritz. The museum has a fine collection of beautiful pieces from India, China and other Asian countries. FASCINATING.

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Musee_Asiatica, Public Relations Manager at Musee Asiatica, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2017

Thank you so much for your comment! We are so pleased you enjoyed the visit! We hope you will come back next time you are in Biarritz!

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Reviewed August 28, 2016

This is a small but interesting collection of Asian history and artefacts but we are definitely bias as we are a Eurasian family who live in Asia. If you actually go through the narrative that is provided then it doubles in interest. The staff are...More

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Musee_Asiatica, Public Relations Manager at Musee Asiatica, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2016

Thank you so much for your visit and comment on the museum! We are deeply pleased by it and the fact you felt our commitment to the museum! Thank you!

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Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Went together with the guide. Got a lot of interesting and useful information. The visit may take in general even few hours, if you want to go in details of each culture.

Thank Eleonora P
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Musee_Asiatica, Chargée de communication at Musee Asiatica, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2016

Thank you so much for your comment! We are really pleased you enjoyed your visit to Musée Asiatica! Thank you!

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Reviewed February 20, 2016

This collection, said to be the second in quality in France (after the Musee Guimet in Paris) was disappointing as the finest pieces are not featured. Too many objects are displayed and cases seemed sometimes more like open storage than a museum installation. My husband...More

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Musee_Asiatica, Public Relations Manager at Musee Asiatica, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2016

Thank you very much for your comment which gives us good advices. We will try our best to improve.

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