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Aquarium Tropical de la Porte Doree, Paris
(4.2/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
Built for the colonial exhibition of 1931, the former Musée des Colonies retains the tropical aquarium, Aquarium Tropical de la Porte Doree, from this period. At this site, you can experience a learning trail, primitive and electric fish, and the ocean life of Asian waters and of Africa and South America. Don’t forget to check out the unforgettable shows featuring the crocodile pit, intimidating sharks, and deadly piranhas. The crocodiles were brought from Dakar in 1948, and other watery residents include cuttlefish and luminous deep-water species.

Aquarium Tropical de la Porte Doree also features a diverse collection of aquatic fauna and flora of the warm seas, and offers many activities for children and adults to help them better understand the aquatic life and the influences man has on the environment. Arrange your visit to Aquarium Tropical de la Porte Doree and discover more family-friendly attractions in Paris using our Paris vacation planner.
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  • We did it by accident during a ride to the Lake Daumesnil, free entry for cause of cultural event on the site. The aquarium is relatively small but demerit not including her central enclosure dedicated to crocodiles.
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  • A small aquarium, but enough... at a very attractive price for paris 5 euros by adults. Our daughter loved!
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  • A very nice relatively unknown tropical aquarium. It is not in the sensational but in beautiful and original. The profusion of colorful fish, of all sizes, spotted, striped, most of which are visible by the children. We can also contemplate albino alligators and turtles to pigs nose... The advantage is that there is not too crowded and the prices are not as prohibitive as the aquarium of Paris (€7 for adults + a child). A tip: take advantage of family or promo rates, to buy tickets at the box office and no book on the website. Really to advise to spend a hour or 2 with children or alone to dream in front of tropical fish.
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