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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
Type: Aquariums
Traveler Description: Océanopolis tells the natural history of oceans as seen by scientists. Showcase of the French oceanographic research, the content of Océanopolis is... more »
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Reading, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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7 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Birmingham, England
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Reading other reviews, as an English visitor, you may be put off. All I can suggest is that the people didn't look hard. Virtually every sign within the tropical and polar areas had an English translation which gave almost all the important information about what you were seeing. In the third zone (temperate), there were less translations but there was... More

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Arbroath
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Having spent most of our holiday on the beaches it was good to do something different. At just over 60 euros it wasn't a cheap day out but there was plenty to see. We also enjoyed a really good lunch in the brasserie where the kids could watch the sea lions from our table. At about 10 euros for mussels... More

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