Aquarium de Lyon, Lyon

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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. Plan to visit Aquarium de Lyon during your Lyon vacation using our convenient Lyon tour itinerary builder .
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  • We visited the aquarium with the family Sunday. The route is well signposted and the premises are roomy enough for visitors. On the other hand, some sinks and basins are badly maintained (traces of rust, a few fish terrible,...) and little basins are spacious. What also of the self in the middle of the visit with the tables in the middle of the passage? The central basin of the sharks, is impressive at first glance but seems too small for some of the inhabitants... Finally, to conclude on a positive note, diversity of species and locality.
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  • A great place to wait out the rain. Well, seriously, quite expensive for this level of the Aquarium.
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  • Probably if you keep looking at the river 5 min see thing in this Aquarium. An absurd price for nothing, totally childish, but still do not recommend for children because the Aquarium is small and without fish.
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  • Both adults and children (even very young) will enjoy the aquarium. It features many different aquariums: in a first section visitors can discover life in different rivers of France, and then move to very exotic aquariums showing aquatic life in different environments : temperate waters, tropical waters, tropical seas. There is a huge tank for sharks.
  • This aquarium is really nice and interesting. The catfish and the 🌟 where so nice has well has the seahorses.
  • Very well organized, execellent for very young children 🎃
  • 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.
  • Great display, but too small. Only there for a skant 2 hours and all in French so you cannot understand any of the information, even though their website gives an alternative of English.
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