Maritime Museum (Musee de la Mer) is another important excursion destination. The halls of the museum are the location of 24 aquariums, which have already become home to 150 species of fish and other inhabitants of the deep sea. The visitors of the museum are offered to see such amazing activities as feeding the seals. Most curious visitors are welcome to attend a fascinating lecture dedicated to the diversity of the underwater world. The building, which houses the museum, is also an interesting place from the point of view of its architectural value. It was built in 1935. The Rock of Virgin is surely the most famous natural attraction of Biarritz. A high cliff, which is washed by the sea from all sides, is the location of the statue of the Virgin Mary, which was installed on the cliff in 1865. The statue has always been considered the talisman of the local sailors. For more than a hundred years the statue remains the most iconic landmark of the city. Today everyone can reach the rock by walking on a graceful bridge. The bridge was built by the famous Gustave Eiffel.
Make sure you do not forget to visit Chocolate museum, which is probably the most original museum of the city. The first chocolate factory in Biarritz appeared more than 400 years ago. Nowadays the museum exhibits a rich collection of ancient historical documents and equipment. Without a doubt, tasting pastries is one of the most enjoyable moments of excursion in this museum. There is a store not far away from the museum, where travelers can purchase gifts for loved ones. Delicious Swiss chocolate remains one of the most popular souvenirs.
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