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Address: Rue des Cormorans | Port de Plaisance du Moulin Blanc, 29210 Brest, France
Phone Number: +33 2 98 34 40 40
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Description: One of Brittany's main tourist attractions, this aquarium is known as the...
One of Brittany's main tourist attractions, this aquarium is known as the biggest open-air aquarium in Europe.
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Great family day out.

Great family day out, easy to find and free parking close to venue. Interesting displays, lots to see and do. Well presented however could do with a face lift as bits were a tad... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
Phillip O
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Brittany, France
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Brittany, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Great family day out, easy to find and free parking close to venue. Interesting displays, lots to see and do. Well presented however could do with a face lift as bits were a tad scruffy. Grandchildren loved it!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The aquarium is divided into three regions...tropical, temperate and polar. The temperate section was mediocre and concentrated on the local weathers and thier drab, grey and average fish. Ten Polar section was good and the panorama movie is well worth seeing, showing footage from the South Indian Ocean Antarctic islands. The tropical section stood out with a wide variety of... More 

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Torbay
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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31 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

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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