The Asiatica Museum on rue Guy Petit contains a significant collection of Asian Art, mostly from China, Nepal, Tibet, and India. Considered one of the five Oriental culture museums in Europe, visitors can browse through more than 1,000 works of art, from prehistoric times to the present day. Specific displays include folk bronzes, mask-like faces of the deities, jewelry, and Tibetan paintings on silk. The museum is open every day except Monday, and occasionally features Chinese and Indian artists who come to demonstrate their skills.

The Museum of the Sea on plateau Atalaye features 24 aquariums containing more than 150 species fish and other wildlife form the Bay of Biscay and other seas. A seal pool offers an underwater viewing area, and a shark grotto allows for face-to-face encounters. Watch the seals being fed every morning and late afternoon, and the shark feedings four times a week.

Learn all about the art and history of chocolate at the Chocolate Museum on avenue Beau Rivage. Exhibits include permanent animation on the art of chocolate, tasting sessions, and a shop.

The Historical Museum of Biarritz on rue Broquedis is set in a former Anglican church, and tells the story of Biarritz, from the original fishing port to the upscale resort known as the “Beach of Kings.” It’s open Tuesdays through Saturdays.

The Imperial Chapel on rue Pellot was built for Empress Eugenie de Montijo in 1864. The structure, which mixes the Roman-Byzantine and Hispano-Moresque styles, is adorned with an intricately decorated roof interior and elegant wall tiling. Dedicated to the black Mexican Virgin Notre-Dame de Guadalupe, it gained historical monument status in 1981.