Aquarium La Rochelle, La Rochelle

Take a trip across the seas of the world at Aquarium La Rochelle. The largest aquarium in the country, this private center features 75 aquariums set in the diverse waters of the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans. It’s home to over 12,000 marine creatures, which live in 3 million L (1.5 million gal) of seawater. From all three floors of the indoor space, you can view massive sharks in the gigantic central tank. Surround yourself with 1,000 jellyfish by walking through the 360° tunnel, and explore the colorful coastal area that reveals the mysteries just off land. The Center for Sea Turtles is an absolute must during your visit. Several children's activities promote ocean conservation and fun for all age groups, while interactive kiosks throughout the center provide information about each environment. Aquarium La Rochelle is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, La Rochelle Edition.
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  • Educational, biodiversity-oriented, regional fish and wildlife with some extensions to other world seas. Well-fed sharks! Groupers are terrible!
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  • An experience that begins by entering a space that pretends to be an elevator and that takes you, through a simulated descent, to the seabed. I recommend using the audio guide, as it makes it easy for you to visit with a full explanation. The visit is organized by the different oceans and their characteristic species. I consider the most impressive sections, are the large spaces, with a lot of stands, and showing barracudas, sharks, manta rays and sea turtles, etc. On the other hand, the colorful corals, the clownfish together with its ally the anemones, eels, octopus, jellyfish, miniature cuttlefish, sturgeons, among others, do not cease to surprise visitors. In the end, there is the tropical zone, which not only has its climate, but gathers animal species with plants. Piranhas, turtles and prehistoric origin fish. Leaving there is a very complete gift shop. I couldn't stop recommending visiting.
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  • Great place to visit, good value for money. We spent hours here and visiting in january the place was empty. The upside jellyfish were our favourite.
  • What an excellent aquarium. It's really well laid out with great exhibits and there is loads to look at and there is so much more in there than I thought there would be. The sharks and turtles were amazing to see and my 2 year old nephew loved it, well worth a visit especially for young kids. It wasn't too expensive either at €16 each (not sure about kids). You can pay €19 and get an audio guide but there is no need because there are signs in English and French explaining what the exhibits are.
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