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Oceanopolis

Rue des Cormorans | Port de Plaisance du Moulin Blanc, 29210 Brest, France
+33 2 98 34 40 40
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Ranked #4 of 11 Attractions in Brest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: One of Brittany's main tourist attractions, this aquarium is known as the biggest open-air aquarium...
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Owner description: One of Brittany's main tourist attractions, this aquarium is known as the biggest open-air aquarium in Europe.

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Torbay
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Visited this very large aquarium attraction today, in Brest, France. Really enjoyed our day here, so much to see, also several film shows ongoing. All type of seas shown including Antartic with penguins and seals from Norway. Thoroughly worth a visit if you are travelling through Brittany 18.5 € which is quite reasonable as you could spend several hours here.... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We went to this attraction whilst on a stopover on a cruise. We were given a free shuttle bus to the attraction and a discount voucher for entry, and for the gift shop. There was a lot to see and a touch and feel section for kids. You could hire some headphones to translate to English at a price, which... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Me and my family spent a week in Le Faoeut, Brittany. On the day we left, we went to the Roscoff ferry port via Brest to specifically check out Oceanopolis. It's... not bad... The prices are... okay. Not the worst, but far from the best in Brittany. There is a kids play area as you come in, which seems fun,... More 

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Athlone
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8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Visited this with our kids (4&2). Well we found it good and especially loved the topical area and seeing the sharks but after reading some of the reviews we were expecting more. We sent about 2.5 hrs and that was enough really. We didn't eat in it so can't comment on the food.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This a huge area with three buildings brimmed with facts and info related with marine life, tropical forests ,seals, snow bears and penguins and other that are too many to mention here. There is an audio guide that is available but and extra €2 a pop. Talking of price the entrance cost is €18.50 per person which is a bit... More 

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Lisse, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Judging on folders and travel-guides this attraction is top class: "You need more than a day to see it". Well I have a different opinion. I have seen many Aquaria all over the world and this one was average, or even below that. The terrain is large and you will walk a lot. There are 3 main areas: Arctic, Moderate... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Your children will very likely love it - especially the shark aquarium and panoramic elevator in the Tropical section and the sealions and pinguins in the Polar section. The giant crabs are also great to watch. At the exit of the Temparate pavillon you can touch the starfish and other sea creatures. However, if you are arriving alone, you may... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great idea on a rainy day as all exhibitions are inside. It's all in French no translation to English so you may not understand the information or be able to enjoy the movies on offer. There are a lot of giant set pieces surrounding in comparison a small amount of animals set aside in 3 different sections. Audio tours for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We've visited a number of aquariums over the years as our daughter loved them and this was on a par with them all if a little smaller. Four different zones to visit based on different climates provided a wide variety of fish and animals to see. 90% of the written information is in french but that did not detract from... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The Aquarium is good but nothing extraordinary.It was a good day out and it's pretty interesting for children/adult however the cost is pretty high when you come with a family then if you need to eat you will have overpriced sandwich/dinner with rude people who work in restaurant (this doesnt apply to people who work in the aquarium itself).

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