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Grand Aquarium, Saint-Malo

#2 of 14 in Zoos & Aquariums in Brittany
Aquarium · Hidden Gem · Zoo / Aquarium
Climb into the mini submarine at Grand Aquarium to begin your descent into aquatic scenery. View over 5,000 fish and play hide-and-seek with the algae and the Easter Island statues. View giant Japanese crabs, barracuda, tropical moray eels, piranhas, seahorses, and a giant octopus. Tanks with over 600,000 liters (158,500 gal) of saltwater are home to incredibly exotic species including sea and loggerhead turtles and zebra and bull sharks. Challenge yourself to attract the giant grouper that weighs in at 140 kg (308 lbs). Using our world travel planner, Saint-Malo attractions like Grand Aquarium can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Not very spectacular compared to newer and more modern aquaria around the world. Some exhibits are very small and the big ones could do with some plants. We feel sorry for the turtles and sharks that....  more »
  • The visit is like a crowded art museum. There was no respect of social distancing and no effort made by the staff, with many visitors without masks. Too many people were allowed in so it was...  more »
  • Fairly interesting aquarium, but not as much to see as I expected. Each exhibit section has its own theme and signed information is provided in both French and English, which allows visitors who do not speak the language to gain understanding of the species displayed. They also have a submarine simulation that takes you 'under the sea' which is a bit of a novelty but still fun, especially for kids. If you're in the area, it is worth a visit. Admission price is not too bad either
  • A nice aquarium but smaller than I expected. It was also very crowded. The rides were nice. But after 2/3 hours you have seen all there is. And that is a short period for a pretty high entrance fee. But the kids enjoyed and we as adults did as well. I saw some animals I have never seen before.
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