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. Before you head to Le Bugue, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Le Bugue trip itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Le Bugue has to offer, including Aquarium du Perigord Noir.
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Aquarium du Perigord Noir Reviews
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  • Aquarium with lots of activities for children! I recommend with your eyes closed! To have a good time with the family and she's a professional of tourism who tells you! (Tourist Office) My daughter loved it! Each year visit obliged to the aquarium!
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  • For the price I can't say, it's not me who paid, but it was nice. There are enough little fish, but a freshwater aquarium is original. The presentations of the employees allow to give a little more substance to the aquarium and deserve to be done, even if they don't answer all the questions. The vivarium (crocodiles) part adds a little more.
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  • Really disappointing, the idea is pretty good, but the new structures that surround the aquarium, the truck "burger"... are unwelcome. Places are poorly maintained, at the time, being asked legitimate questions about the property being animals a passage to the bathroom, at the end of visit, doesn't that confirm the general impression of departure: factory to make profit and only profit.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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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