Friends of the Museum, Musée de l'Hydraviation in Biscarrosse

Friends of the Museum

Les Amis du Musée de l’Hydraviation

Funder of the Association "Les Amis du Musée de l'HYdraviation" - 1982

The seaplane base in Biscarrosse made a mark on history. After starting out as a seaplane assembly and flight-test base with ties to manufacturing workshops in Toulouse, it became the departure point for many air routes between France, Spain, South America and Africa in the early 20th century.

 

In 1980, when the historian Marie-Paule Vié-Klaze highlighted the importance of the role of Biscarrosse and its seaplane base, she was supported by a committee that went on to document much of the history of seaplanes in the Landes region.

The commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Latécoère base was the first step in the creation of the present-day Musée de l’Hydraviation and the birth of Les Amis du Musée (Friends of the Museum).

 

Seaplane restorations and memories of the capital city of seaplanes

 

The Musée de l’Hydraviation was founded in 1982, next to the Latécoère seaplane base. And the association Les Amis du Musée was already involved, from the museum’s staffing to its finances. It passed the baton of the museum’s management to the Biscarrosse City Council in 1999, after which the association focused on expanding the museum’s heritage collection and restoring seaplanes and mechanical parts.

 

HISTORY OF THE MUSEUM

 

 

The museum team is assisted by Les Amis du Musée, whose members are much more than mere enthusiasts for that grand bygone era. They are essential to the museum’s existence and help the team and the museum’s patrons with fundraising actions and with the collection of historical items to broaden our current exhibitions.

 

Every other year, Les Amis du Musée lends a hand with the International Seaplane Meeting, organized by the City of Biscarrosse with the help of the museum’s team. It’s a great opportunity to discover or rediscover some of the biggest flying boats of the day!

 

 

 La fondatrice Mme VIE-KLAZE - 1982

La fondatrice Mme VIE-KLAZE - 1982

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Liliane SAUSSERAU - 1982

Liliane SAUSSERAU - 1982

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Agrandissement - 1983

Agrandissement - 1983

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Montage du Donnet-Lévèque - 1993

Montage du Donnet-Lévèque - 1993

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Grillades au bord du Lac- 1998

Grillades au bord du Lac- 1998

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Grillades au bord du Lac - 1998

Grillades au bord du Lac - 1998

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Stand de l'Association - 2000

Stand de l'Association - 2000

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2002

2002

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Isabelle et Philippe MAGNES - 2008

Isabelle et Philippe MAGNES - 2008

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L'équipe des parqueurs - 2008

L'équipe des parqueurs - 2008

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Red - 2010

Red - 2010

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Arnaud et Olivier - 2010

Arnaud et Olivier - 2010

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Le Président Mr Jacques LAURAY - 2010

Le Président Mr Jacques LAURAY - 2010

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RIHB - 2012

RIHB - 2012

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Are you fascinated by seaplanes? Do you want to reach out to the association to share an experience or participate in its activities?

 

Contact Les Amis du Musée de l’Hydraviation:

Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 10 am to 12 pm CET 

Tel: +33 (0)5 58 78 74 81

Email: asso-hydraviation@orange.fr

 

Musée de l’Hydraviation
Musée de l’Hydraviation

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Seaplane Museum
332, rue Louis Breguet
40600 Biscarrosse
05 58 78 00 65
Opening HoursJanuary : closed all month
September - June : Tuesday to Sunday
from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. | closed Mondays
July - August: 7 days a week
from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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  • Ville de Biscarrosse
  • Qualité Tourisme
  • Ministère de la Culture
  • Association des Amis du Musée
  • Musée de France
  • Bisca Grands Lacs
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