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Aquarium de Lyon, Lyon

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#4 of 9 in Parks in Lyon
Zoo / Aquarium Nature / Park
Forty tanks holding 10,000 L (2,600 gallons) of water are home to over 450 species of underwater life at Aquarium de Lyon. The aquarium includes the Shark Pit, a popular place where you can watch the sea’s greatest predators behind protective glass. Another popular section is “The Five Senses,” where you can reach your hand into the water and make contact with live sea creatures in a shallow pool. Using our international travel planner, Lyon attractions like Aquarium de Lyon can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This aquarium is very good, it has all sorts of small fish but very well. He has what it takes: a snack of the toilet a gift shop
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  • My family and I went to this aquarium twice and (in 2007), the first time he had very original fish coming from the Rhone. The space to the sharks is beautiful. However, the price is very high.
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  • This is a good place to visit there were a lot of families and children seemed to be enjoying it . Only thing I found was it was a bit small . I have been to a few aquariums and was surprised that thi...  more »
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  • Ok if you want to learn more on local fishes but nothing compare with the aquariums we used to visit in North America like the one in Toronto, Quebec City or Boston. Be good for young children. Best time to visit: Monday afternoon during school time.
  • Really good place for children, might interest lots of adults as well. Has a big shark tank with a variety of sharks ranging from 1 to two meters. Other tanks quite good too, with displays of beautiful polyps and coral ecosystems.
  • A bit expensive. Parking fills up quickly during school break.
  • Nice aquarium with pedagogical exhibitions of fishes arranged by their area of origin.
  • Really cool aquarium!

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Lyon’s nine districts surround the two major rivers running through the city: the Rhône and the Saône. The most scenic districts are Vieux Lyon (Old Lyon) and La Croix Rousse, where the city’s historic sites are located. Lodging in these areas is walking distance to these sites. Near the breathtaking Parc de la Tête, the Tête D’Or district offers a quieter option away from the city center.
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