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. 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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  • August 18, 2017
    Very bad visit within the aquarium too many world's inside to visit properly. Price too expensive compared to the quality of the very disappointing service. Mismanagement of the meaning of the visit should channel people inside especially with also an influx. I do not recommend this place in summer period.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Aquarium, one of the most beautiful at the national level. Diversity of species, large basins on the other hand, with its success, important attendance in this season and we only went until 5 p.m.
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  • August 17, 2017
    We are delighted to have been able to visit this magical place. Our son had him visit twice with his school, and frankly he was glad to do it again with us. On the other hand, we have to make outside school holidays and tourists, because there is a little too crowded.
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  • August 31, 2017
    Really worth your time. It does cost a bit too much but still. Also it's really crowded in summer. You have to wait to see fish. Just check if it's busy with Google Map first to make sure you don't go on a really bad day.
  • August 15, 2017
    Very good. Would recommend the audio as not all info is in English, but lovely aquarium.
  • August 28, 2017
    Great for kids and sea lovers. Opening schedule is good, they open until 23h on the summer. Bathrooms very small and filthy, difficult to use a changing table.
  • July 25, 2017
    A very nice aquarium, but it suffers under its popularity. It is very crowded during the holidays, which means queueing before every tank and high ambient temperatures. Not worth 16eur/person.
  • August 17, 2017
    Nice place to visit with the kids but be prepared to queue up at the car park and at the ticket office, we went in Aug. It was so packed and hot we felt a bit claustrophobic when inside. Aquarium was good and plenty to see, plenty of different types of fish, kids loved it.

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To discover La Rochelle's rich architectural heritage, book your rooms at a stylish hotel near the city's picturesque old harbor. From there, you can easily explore the city's oldest areas, while remaining within easy walking distance of modern tourist attractions, such as the aquarium and natural history museum. If you're travelling on a limited budget, consider staying farther away from the old harbor, where you can choose from a selection of small inns, private B&Bs, and good-value hostels.
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