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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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Informative and extremely well presented. So much more than an aquarium, Oceanopolis is a true scientific research and conservation resource. Exhibits covering all the major... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Saint John, Canada
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The museum is beautiful, if you want to see everything you must spend at least a day. From sharks to exotic and rare species you will be amazed by what's too see... We had lunch on premises, food and prices were good.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This has got to be the biggest aquarium I have been to. I've been to many but not this big. It has several different sections such as arctic and tropical, there is an out doors area, model boats, a little bit of history and the price is rather good as well. In 2013 the price for an adult was 18... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Informative and extremely well presented. So much more than an aquarium, Oceanopolis is a true scientific research and conservation resource. Exhibits covering all the major marine environments on earth are well presented and supported by huge amounts of information. Most is presented in both French and English. This was our third visit and on each occasion there have been new... More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

A beautiful aquarium in Brest. Great value for money. Set in various zones. See turtles,sharks, rock pool life and more. Highly recommended.

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Monaco
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Nice programme with children ! All of us loved it ! Highly recommended ! What else could I say ? Go !

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Brest, France
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Very good design for children to see sea and marine life, but unfortunately all descriptions and voice and videos were in French, so first try french classes then go and enjoy this great place

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Brittany, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
31 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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