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Oceanopolis

Parc de Decouverte des Oceans | Port de Plaisance du Moulin Blanc, 29210 Brest, France
02 98 34 40 40
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Ranked #3 of 19 attractions in Brest
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

This is just a great day out for both children and adults - good value for money. Get there early cos there is lots to see.

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Glasgow
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We went on a wet August day and it passed a morning. A distinctly underwhelming underwater experience and, despite these 'unders', it was overpriced at about £15 adult entrance. Little imagination in the presentations and insufficient English translation. Go only if you have nothing better to do and the weather is inclement.

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Devon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We were delighted by this superb aquarium. 17.75 euros entrance: well worth it. Some amazing species to see

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Spent a pleasant few hours here, well maintained clean and some amazing specimins. You probably need a programme as not that much in English which was a shame. Worth doing on a rainy day but same as may in the UK. Around 60 euro for 2 adults 2 children. Food was also a little expensive and limited. But overall children... More

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Birkenhead, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

whilst on holiday on brittany we decided to visit oceanopolis with our 8 year old daughter. She was very excited to see the penguins and touch the starfish. We arrived to find ample free parking, just across the road. The entry tickets were 17.85 euro for an adult and about 12 euro for a child. For this we got to... More

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Ancona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

educative and interesting for both adult and children. the weak point is only 10 percent of information translated in english. I suppose a non french speaking tourists that come here wont get enough info at all. audioguide 2 euros while only less than 10 things explained by audioguide

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Tremendous attraction. Have changed some of the exhibits since I last went. Accompanied by two eight year old boys who were fascinated by the whole experience. Film shows were so interesting and easy to understand. Easy to find way round and staff were friendly and helpful...

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Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

First of all, for a three hour experience (including the cantina) the price for a family with semi- grown ups is outrageous! And second, even if your daughter is really into preserving our planet and the oceans, the average foreign visitor will be more than frustrated on the FRENCH-ONLY descriptions. And even the staff we talked to (except the shop)... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We visited Oceanopolis earlier this month with two children. The exhibits are well presented and kept the kids entertained . Unfortunately, the visit was overshadowed by an exceptionally rude young lady who was working at the touch pool in the temperate Pavillon. We raised our concerns with management, but we were ignored.

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Pleyben France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

I went with two kids and it cost 41 euros. I had difficulty making the visit last longer than 2 hours. There are three climate zones and there are a lot of exhibits, well presented and really fascinating to discover. It was quiet when we went, although there were three or four coach-loads of school trips. There are deep aquariums... More

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P-PRIEUR, responsable marketing at Oceanopolis, responded to this review

Thank you for your contribution on Trip Advisor. The average visiting time at Océanopolis is four hours. Though it is possible to visit the whole park within two hours in case of very limited attendance, you will probably miss some of the highlights of Océanopolis. We believe that aquariums, exhibits, films, and feedings at certain hours, need a minimum of... More

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