The Ocean, the cradle of evolution

The Ocean, the cradle of evolution

 

A huge whale is home to the story of this evolution… have a look around… among other things, you will be able to get to know L.U.C.A., the last universal common ancestor (just that !) and go inside to better understand the evolution of life in the ocean waters from the very start up to the Basque whale.

The bathyscaphe

The bathyscaphe

 

The new dynamic cinema with special effects that seem even more real than nature will take you on a thrilling and unique journey through the North and South Poles.
The Arctic 4D 5-minute film is an impressive experience onboard a shuttle to meet polar bears, whales, penguins…

 

Hold on tight, immediate boarding !

 

Practical information

Minimum age : 6 years old.

Virtual Surf, the virtual experience

 

Surf the seven mythical waves around the world with your virtual reality headset, including Belharra, without getting wet !
Make precise movements and as many shapes as you can to win the top spot on the Virtual Surf podium.

 

Fitted with a virtual reality headset, you’re in the shoes of a surfer ! A Kinect camera detects your movements… You now have to surf as long as possible the historic wave of the Basque coast, the dizzying Belharra and the perfect tube of Mundaka. An amazing and unique experience. A total immersion.

 

Practical information

Minimum age : 6 years.

The Ocean has a body : the submarine base

The Ocean has a body : the submarine base

 

Welcome to the submarine base !

 

In this setting worthy of the Nautilus, you are Captain Nemo !
Take a seat in front of the interactive consoles and be guided to knowledge !

 

Archie, the giant squid will join you on your trip…

The Ocean has secrets

The Ocean has secrets

 

Once upon a time there was Atlantis, the Bermuda Triangle, Sargasso sea, the Flood…
Do you believe that ?

 

Thanks to the morphing effect, historical or legendary characters – Plato, Gilgamesh, Christopher Columbus… – tell the greatest myths related to the ocean.

 

Of course, the teacher puts their oar in too…

The birth of the Ocean !

The birth of the Ocean !

 

Of extraterrestrial origin, the water of the oceans made it possible for life on Earth to start…

 

Take a listen and embark on an exciting journey through time to understand how water came to be on Earth and how it all started !

The Sin Restaurant

The Sin Restaurant

 

The Sin or the “Sin of gluttony”

 

Marie and Michel Cassou-Debat welcome you to their restaurant The Sin, floating above the City of the Ocean.
They invite you to enjoy the wonderful view, dining facing the ocean, or perhaps you prefer to eat out on the terrace !

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The Sin Café

The Sin Café

 

The Sin Café, located at the building of the City of the Ocean, is a quiet and peaceful place, perfect for a relaxing lunch with a view of the sea, the golf and Ilbarritz castle.

 

You will be served light and contemporary meals made of fresh ingredients and an original know-how.

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Ocean 3D, the blue planet

Ocean 3D, the blue planetFilm in the auditorium3D

 

New 40-minute 3D film.

 

The City of the Ocean is proud to show you Ocean 3D, the blue planet, a new 3D film with breathtaking images.

 

It is a true odyssey across the largest and the less explored habitat on Earth.

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