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Aquarium Mare Nostrum

Allee Ulysse | Odysseum, 34960 Montpellier, France
04 67 13 05 50
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Ranked #5 of 40 attractions in Montpellier
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Aquariums
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Ireland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Spent 2-3 hours going slowly through the aquarium by myself and it was amazing! I really enjoyed it and it's not just a one pond place - lots to see! Great and in a great area (Odysseum). Perfect place to spend the day especially with friends or family. But expect to pay for it!

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I hadn't been to an aquarium for 40 years and wasn't at all sure I wanted to go to this but it was recommended by a friend who lived in Montpellier and we didn't regret following his advice. Lots of things to see and plenty of opportunities to learn about the ocean. Nicely laid out as a sort of tour... More

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Perth, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Not a bad attempt, went to the one at La Rochelle last year and found it to be a bit better, and La Rochelle is a small town. A bit expensive @ e15.50c each I thought, about half the price would be a true reflection of it's contents, The Ships bow video display was good though, almost felt sea sick... More

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Montpellier, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

From the beginning I was impressed with the aquarium. It was huge, with many different activities, notably the life-like boat experience and the feeding of the penguins. Must-see for all animal lovers; the sharks were amazing, as well as the indoor waterfall. Loved it loved it loved!

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Montpellier, France
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I love aquariums but this one was especially enjoyable. I went with my brother (12), my parents (50) and my Grandma (82) and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. The range of fish is spectacular (especially the large shark tank), but it was the educational activities and parts where you could get involved that I felt added something more to the experience.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

I'm a big fan of aquaria and this one was right up there with the very best. Outstanding layout and content and very knowledgeable staff with a clear pride in where they were working. Highly recommended!

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

It doesn't look like much from outside, but this place is great, very educational, it has some interesting activities like a wind demonstration and ecological movies. I'm 21 and I enjoyed it with my friends, I can imagine children also might enjoy it. I most enjoyed watching the sharks, and pinguins.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Spent a few hours here on a wet and wild day weatherwise. Average aquarium, not up with the best ,but not the worst either.

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Salzburg, Austria
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127 reviews 127 reviews
26 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

A very nice aquarium with lots of sharks and the usual species. But, it also has a small but impressive collection of deep sea animals and fish from rare places around the world.

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London
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

This was a memorable visit: enormous tank with enormous sharks, sword fish, penguins, tree slide which our toddler loved, brilliant simulation of a ship going through a storm - really made you feel like you were on board.

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