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Aquarium Mare Nostrum

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Address: Allee Ulysse | Odysseum, 34960 , Montpellier, France
Phone Number: 04 67 13 05 50
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The space is really nice

It's a nice way of spending your time. The price is a bit high, but the visit is very nice, the traject very well made, there are many species of fish and other creatures. I was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Montpellier, France
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Montpellier, France
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's a nice way of spending your time. The price is a bit high, but the visit is very nice, the traject very well made, there are many species of fish and other creatures. I was pleased with the visit.

Thank gordanabarb
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

That's a very good place to visit especially during the rainy days, the sharks are amazing. Now after few of Aquariums like this one in France, they are all the same....don't expect to find The Aquarium :) !!! cheers

1 Thank MartinLefevre
Liguria, Italy
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137 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our three year old grand-daughter to the aquarium wondering if she would be interested. She was enchanted and we could not get her away. We spent about four hours walking around examining all the tanks. We looked at several more than once and enjoyed the interactive items too. Well worth the money.

Thank dalmunzie
Lausanne, Switzerland
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128 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Spent there several hours with French-speaking kids. Many different fishes, sharks and sea animals on show, some inter-active info available. Some of the written explanation is in English, otherwise you need to enjoy what you can see. Unsure that there are audio-guides. Many other attractions around, more than enough fast-food, plenty of parking space and the tram line 1 gets... More 

Thank 69Traveltraveltravel
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

I didn't expect to spend at least two hours in an aquarium. The large aquaria were fabulous. I don't know how long I spend with my nose glued against the glass staring at the sharks and other fish swimming overhead. I couldn't care less about all the semi scientific garbage at the end.

Thank 622jan
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

We went here in the summer on a burning hot day day and our two kids loved it. Loads to see and a great option. I would highly recommend it,

Thank CuriousAnderson
Marlow, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

if you have 2 hours spare in Montpellier, it's a great idea to take the tram 1 towards Odysseum, and visit the Aquarium. It feels like being in the water yourself surrounded by fish, amazing views and fun watching feedings. Guidance in French and English.

Thank JeDi666
Villardonnel, France
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

One of the best we have ever seen. This was a really well-conceived and interesting attraction.The themed experiences were especially impressive and for children the 'experience of the typhoon hit ship' was fascinating. GREAT. Must see.

1 Thank Richard5500
Montpellier, France
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38 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The aquarium is nice for children and families, though some parts are just sad. The big fish tanks are interesting, and the fish seem to be ok (or as fine as a fish can get being confined in such small spaces I guess), the simulation of a boat in a storm is a delight for children, the penguins are just... More 

Thank Alex L
Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

This is a great experience, we spent just under 2 hours here. We arrived at about 11am and had to queue for about 15 minutes for tickets. There is a car park that gives you two hours free parking. The aquarium consists of a number of zones that feature each ocean or major sea. There is also a great simulator... More 

1 Thank Michelle M

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