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Aquarium La Rochelle, La Rochelle

(4.1/5 based on 4,800+ reviews on the web)
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. By using our La Rochelle itinerary builder, you can arrange your visit to Aquarium La Rochelle and other attractions in La Rochelle.
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  • La Rochelle has the city center, the towers but also the aquarium. Visit essential and very enjoyable to make and remake with children, teenagers and even grandparents!
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  • I adore this aquarium, there are huge aquarium with placid sharks, colorful fish, turtles, corals, jellyfish, anemones... kids are delighted with the presentation that is made, you can stay for hours (s it is not too crowded) to watch s Ray show their belly above our heads, the restaurant is good with a nice view of La Rochelle. The store memories memories of quality and all offer prices! A great day out!
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  • I went there once about 10 years ago. Since then, the aquarium has not changed. Aging sets, water in some pools was disturbed... Almost unpleasant staff. €16 per adult, very expensive for the provision
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  • I loved the entrance to this aquarium and the initial area where it concentrated on the Atlantic Coast. Some nice extras I've not seen before like simulated waves in some of the tanks. It's a pretty small aquarium and very expensive for a family to visit. The only food served is on the top floor restaurant which looks fantastic and has amazing views of La Rochelle. It doesn't serve food outside of lunch hours though, which seems ridiculous so all we could get was a drink. It's quite fancy too not the kind of place you'd expect for an aquarium
  • Very good place and our daughter loved it (3.5 y.o). Adults also enjoyed it. Was impressed with the number of species. Was easy to spend two hours there.
  • Well worth a visit. Great aquarium and superb exhibits. Town is a short walk away and lots of restaurants to choose from.
  • Really great aquarium. So many specimens of beautiful sea creatures. Nicely laid out and plenty of opportunities to sit down and just watch the fish swim. Repeated soundtrack did start to wear. Toilets were unisex, but they smelt awful and floors were wet and filthy and didn't look regularly maintained throughout the day.
  • Really enjoyed this visit. We got a student ticket to get in which was really good, and we paid to have a headset between us which was enough 1 between two (you can take your own headphones to plug into these as theirs are quite uncomfy). Loads of different fish and interesting displays, most of which were in French and English. Nice areas to sit down occasionally to watch some of the larger fish. Pricy giftshop but that's to be expected! Definitely a good day out Visited as 2 adult students midweek