Aquarium du Perigord Noir, Le Bugue

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The largest freshwater aquarium in France, Aquarium du Perigord Noir features more than 6,000 fish, including pike, catfish, sturgeon, and carp. In 2009, a new Iguana Park opened with 40 species of lizards, snakes, turtles, and iguanas. The fifth-busiest attraction in the area, the aquarium hosts 169,000 visitors a year. Put Aquarium du Perigord Noir on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Le Bugue travel itinerary maker.
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682 reviews
  • August 17, 2017
    Activity to do with the visit of the Bournat, otherwise it's too fast. We were there with young children and magic to work. To avoid the queue, anticipate for the tickets, and then manage your visit based on the animations is better. If freshwater fish, alligators, snakes can be found in a circuit of basins. Interesting but not transcendent.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Adult entry to almost € 14 and we toured easily of the aquarium in 1 h 30 even if the game is played and that we are witnessing the animations that are interesting. However you must know that the site closes at 9 pm but the reptile animation ends a 16 h (dc disappointment pr our son), so if like us you come late in the day attention carp at 5: 50 pm animation then fish spatula at 18:20 and touch pool at 7.20 after do until 21: 00 if you want to do the night? The animals are well highlighted just as the enclosure (lighting, etc.). Loved the moment of the touch pool with carp and their feeding, but frankly this is not all! Beware the snack is expensive option. Basically, a release family, which is very expensive for not living sensations of Phew
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  • August 17, 2017
    Despite a relatively expensive entry for a very large aquarium, children took pleasure in watching the fish. Unfortunate that we have so quickly made the turn. I recommend however, output in rainy weather the children are delighted.
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  • September 1, 2017
    Pretty poor value for money. We visited the aquarium on a pretty quiet August day. It cost €48 for 2 adults, 2 children and an infant which doesn't sound too bad, except we really took our time walking round (we read every information board) and we had done the lot in an hour. A lot of the fish exhibits looked pretty tired and not as clean as they should be. The alligator and reptile part however was ok, and looked a lot newer, but most of the alligators were pretty small. The place is geared up to try and make you do all the four activities on site (mini golf, a go-ape type thing and a prehistoric labyrinth), but this would have cost over €150 and looking at the size of the place, it would have still only filled half a day. I would say definitely one to avoid.
  • July 24, 2017
    The queue is almost as long as the time spent in the aquarium. Very overpriced and very busy. Don't really understand the good reviews-maybe people who haven't been to a an aquarium before. It's mildly interesting-pretty small. Would be ok for a first visit but the photos in brochures make it look really big. It isn't. Not sure how this claims to be the largest in Europe?. Ok for little kids.
  • September 1, 2017
    The greatest aquarium i've been to. Awesome fish collection. There several albinos, those were captivating. The iguanas are stunnishing. I don't know about the food and stuff, but the collection is worth the money. The parking was difficult and the line was a long about 30-40 minutes. I spent 4 hours in the facility. Lascaux is 40 minutes away so if you are near by you might pay a visit. The city of Le Bugue was also a good place to spend time after a memorable day. I would defenetly go back in the future.
  • August 11, 2017
    Waited over an hour to get in, then waited 40 mins for food. Surely its obviously you need to emply more people during the peak season. Kids loved it though!
  • July 5, 2017
    We come back to the Dordogne every year, and every year we visit Périgord Noir. It gets better and better every year. The Jungle Golf always has new holes. This year Big Bird was open, although it was too hot to try it out, but it looks freaking awesome! If you're around Le Bugue, you MUST spend the day here!!

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