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Address: Avenue du General Patton, 35400, Saint-Malo, France
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+33 2 99 21 19 00
10:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Discover the seabed and meet the 10,000 fishes of the...

Ready to explore!

Discover the seabed and meet the 10,000 fishes of the Saint-Malo Aquarium. From cold abyssal seas to warm waters of the tropics, over 600 species of all shapes and colours are waiting to delight and amaze both young and old.

Discover the 360° ring of the seas, sharks to make your head spin ; the touch pool, to enjoy a unique sensory experience ; and get on board the ‘Nautibus’ submarine and immerse yourself in the fabulous decor of a natural marine world and navigate among 5,000 fishes.

Dive head first into a deep sea exploration on board the Abyssal Descender, a true-to-life simulator and a unique worldwide new attraction. Discover deep abyssal fauna and flora, meet amazing sea creatures and enjoy the show.

2015, the tide of the century! Did you know that the bay of Saint-Malo is home to the highest tides in Europe? Enjoy a spectacular exhibition that will leave young and old wide-eyed with wonder.

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If you are looking for an entertaining way to spend an hour or two in Saint-Malo, this is very good value, although certainly not cheap. There is a staggering variety of sea... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
hugh r
Sandown, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

While the aquarium was enjoyable I must complain about the sea turtles. Two sea turtles we very poorly habitised and clearly depressed as they were pushing their heads up against a wall, barely moving with their backs to the glass. They were not in tanks where they could easily surface, had no natural indicators of their habitat. One was in... More 

Thank Meagan K
Sandown, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are looking for an entertaining way to spend an hour or two in Saint-Malo, this is very good value, although certainly not cheap. There is a staggering variety of sea creatures of every variety in very easy to view conditions. The tour ends with a 'submarine' experience which gives the impression of travelling around a reef, wrecks etc.

Thank hugh r
Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite expensive to get in at 16.50 Euros and no concessions unlike the UK. Just about worth the money and quite a lot to see including a simulated descent by submarine to the bottom of the sea - what it really is is a lift like space which groans and rocks with a film of the ocean showing at the... More 

Thank Jonathan W
Tegelen, Limburg, Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is one of the nicest aquarium I've visited. Not too big but qualitvely GREAT! Must see! Nemo and Dora are also in tha house ;)

Thank Roy W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

The aquarium shows a wide variety of sea creatures and is well maintained. It's absolutely fair priced for the experience you get. We spend a long time enjoying many different species of the local and tropical sea. The unique experience compared to other aquariums is certainly also due to outdoor area where you can touch carps, rays, crabs and small... More 

Thank kef8
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

I can definitely recommend this attraction. It has loads of variety in the types of fish, jelly fish, sea horses, sharks and other types of sea creature. Many of which were new to me. Having been to several other aquariums, I think this one was a totally new experience. As my second submarine experience, I can also say that this... More 

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Thank you for this very good comment ! More 

Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 December 2016

We like fish, so this was a 'must' visit for us! We chose a cold winters day, so there were no crowds to worry about. Plenty to keep children busy and good for the rest of us too. We took over an hour to go round (and could have spent longer) and then in addition we went to the Nautibus... More 

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United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

What a lovely day we had here! an extremely interesting and well thought out attraction with lots of interactive displays and plenty of fun photo opportunities. We visited as a 3 generation family and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

Definitely a great way to spend a few hours ... all the exhibits were clearly labeled in French and English. Views were clear.

Thank Kev26
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

Brilliant Aquarium, definitely the best we've seen, two great 'ride' the nautilus being our highlight.... word of warning.... on a rainy day come early (and queue) otherwise can get really busy.

Thank Mulberrydog

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