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Address: Bassin des Grands Yachts quai Louis Prunier BP 50004, 17002, La Rochelle, France
Phone Number: +33 5 46 34 00 00
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10:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Again recomended by friends and what a wonderful visit it was. My wife and I thoroughly or time here. Would recommend it to anyone. Never thought it would be my "thing" but would... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
DSK14
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Scotland
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Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Again recomended by friends and what a wonderful visit it was. My wife and I thoroughly or time here. Would recommend it to anyone. Never thought it would be my "thing" but would go back for a second visit. The displays were fantastic.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So did I. They truly believed the lift at the start had taken them underwater and who was I to spoil their fun, I pretty much believed it myself. Easily the best aquarium I have visited, so many fish so much information, a huge amount of interactive activities for the children to play with even with all the fish surrounding... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very well presented aquarium. Much information in English and French which helped. We really enjoyed our visit.

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La Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful and interesting place, many rooms to view, take about 1.5 hours. Entry fee is €15 each person.

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Sussex
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Located centrally, just by the port, this is an excellent aquarium. There were panels in English and French detailing what was in each exhibit. The first room was dedicated to the plentiful and extremely varied local sea life. There were also many tropical tanks, jelly fish, sharks and a tropical 'forest' area with terrapins, waterfalls and piranhas. There was also... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit. Well worth it. The shark even smiled at me! Honestly!! I left my coat at the cloakroom for fee of 50c and was glad I did. Plenty to see. Lots of benches for resting/viewing and I cannot imagine a better Aquarium in the world. (I've been to quite a few!)

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

If you are spending more than a few hours in La Rochelle then this is a must see. Kids will love it - but so will adults.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We did not expect the aquarium here to be so good but when you consider that French territories cover the Mediterranean, Atlantic, Pacific and Caribbean - then no wonder that they have tried to cover these underwater habitats. As a result, there are numerous exhibits from these areas - from deep sea, temperate and tropical zones. It is all well... More 

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Moss Vale, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

At €16 each it may be considered pretty expensive but totally worth it. We hit the place just after 9, so had it very much to ourselves. It is a large aquarium with lots of well maintained exhibits well laid out. Atmospherics like lighting and appropriate music was wonderful. I particularly liked the jelly fish. So clean and well cared... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Definitely a must see for couples with young children. Very well designed and the variety is impressive!

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