Memorial of Verdun
Text : Serge Van Heertum  -  Pictures: Serge Van Heertum & Danny De Clercq - ©SBAP 2012 

The museum was created in the early 1980s. In August 1979 Museum of Seaplanes friends association saw the daylight. In 1980 the 50th anniversary of the assembly line and test section of the Latécoère Company was celebrated. This event was quickly followed by the creation of a museum dedicated to the history of the Seaplane. Today, the Historical Museum of Seaplane at Biscarrosse is unique in Europe, situated on the mythical place of Biscarosse Lake the museum relates this story and gives a complete seaplane overview.


Donnet-Levêque 1912  
Thurston Teal and above a Vector 637  
Grumman Widgeon  
ULM CP150 "Onyx" Vector 637
Latécoère 235 prototype Another Widgeon in restauration
Romano R1 replica  
The restauration of the Explorer II  
The nose of the Canadair CL-215 Hydrofan Also an engine collection.
Here a Pratt & Withney R.2800
Hall 1 : the begining  
Hall 2 : the commercial lines and the big flying boats  
  Hall 3 : during the second world war
Hall 4 : the French Navy history
Many models to could imagine all those flyingboats. Latécoère 300 Dornier DO-X
SNCASE SE.200 Latécoère 631 Air France
Other version of the Latécoère 631  Like the Latécoère instalations was at Biscarosse
Second world war Consolidated PBY Catalina Blohm und Voss BV222 "Wiking"
Canadair CL-215 Grumman HU-16 "Albatross"

A great pictures collection about the Latécoère lines

  Jean Mermoz, member of the Latécoère lines
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