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Aquarium La Rochelle, La Rochelle

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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 Edition.
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  • One of the best attractions in La Rochelle, but I'm extremely spoiled by the Monterey Aquarium in California. Despite the late hour of our visit, the place was packed, hardly any room to see... 
    One of the best attractions in La Rochelle, but I'm extremely spoiled by the Monterey Aquarium in California. Despite the late hour of our visit, the place was packed, hardly any room to see...  more »
  • Just go ! One of the most interesting aquarium we ever visited. Very well laid out, clair and bilingual notes. 
    Just go ! One of the most interesting aquarium we ever visited. Very well laid out, clair and bilingual notes.  more »
  • Good Aquarium went for our 2nd visit (last visit 2016), however was WAY too busy as was a rainy day! Couldn’t get close to any of the tanks to see the smaller fish, so got round very quickly just... 
    Good Aquarium went for our 2nd visit (last visit 2016), however was WAY too busy as was a rainy day! Couldn’t get close to any of the tanks to see the smaller fish, so got round very quickly just...  more »
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  • I love this place. Fun for the whole family. Interactive, educational, easy to follow, well constructed and thought out. The way marine life is displayed and explained is great.
  • This Aquarium has a lot more than I thought it would, although the reviews say it’s small. It still has a lot of different creatures in it. The tanks are small and a lot of the fish swim in the same routine. Me and my partner decided to not support Aquariums any further
  • We as a small, young family of four had the most incredible time in la Rochelle Aquarium. I won't share all the details and photos to spoil the experience, JUST GO! We're semi-regular tourists to la Rochelle and the surrounding area and have never visited the aquarium, what a mistake. The kids are now pestering us to go back. It's so incredibly well designed, spacious and really good value for money at less than a trip to a seaside funfair to be honest. I'm embarrassed by Brighton aquarium as a comparison which is more expensive and pales in comparison. If you're within an hours drive, make the effort then spend an hour walking around the beautiful harbour.
  • Had a great visit. Kids loved it and we enjoyed the huge variety to see. Very well laid out inside. Wasn’t the cheapest and you need to go early, early as you can! We went at 0930 and by the time we left two hours later it was mobbed out and getting stuffy inside.
  • The aquarium is fantastic and informative, and is very enjoyable for everyone. It’s much busier in the day, so the evening/night session is probably best.

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