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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 place for a visit and not as expensive as it might be.

Oceanopolis is a great place for a visit and not just on a wet day. It does get busy on wet days but if you get there early you can do a tour of the three major areas before the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Oceanopolis is a great place for a visit and not just on a wet day. It does get busy on wet days but if you get there early you can do a tour of the three major areas before the crowds build up. We arrived at 10am and had visited all the main areas (along with some snack/ drink stops)... More 

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Plymouth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

A fantastic aquarium- definitely a must see! So much to see- there are 3 main areas- tropical, polar and temperate. There is an array of different species in each area- the children were enthralled and amazed. The glass list inside the shark tank was a definite hit!

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This was our second visit to Oceanopolis the last being 8 years ago. It has not changed much which is a good thing! It is a very informative day out for the family with plenty of exhibits to look at and touch! There are 3 different climatic zones and each one is huge- loads to see! You can take your... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We visited the Oceanopolis in July whilst staying near Quimper. It is easy to find and plenty of parking. We got a leaflet from the campsite and it offered free entry for the children. My husband and I went in separately so both children were free! It is a big aquarium with a variety of different sea life and most... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A lot of queuing for the big exhibits but the main tanks are impressive with the saw-fish and the upside down swimming seals a highlight for our 2 year old . Sharpen your elbows on busy days for some gallic style "queuing"!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is an amazing aquarium with the tank with sharks, Rays and a swordfish were definitely the star turn. The seals were pretty cool too but the penguin zone was not a patch on Penguin Beach at ZSL. Food and drink not too outrageous. Well worth a visit on a day when the weather is not great. There was a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Ok it needs a lick paint on the exterior but it's really interesting especially for children. Definitely worth a visit on a rainy day, but get there early.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Here you can see so many plants and animals that live in seas, including cold seas. It is a great visit that aquarum with children for instance

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I felt this attraction needed some updating and more interation with the public, a mobile phone app or talk by a staff member would have been nice. There's obviously a route which the attraction likes you to follow but this is not clearly signposted and if you go wrong, there's little flexibility to use different exits. You have to walk... More 

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Leighton Buzzard
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We had a wet day in Brittany and headed to Oceanopolis. In all honesty it is expensive for what it is but is not badly laid out and occupied us for 3 hours or so in the rain.

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