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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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Diving into the sea

If you want to see marine animals and learn a lot about them visit this interesting aquarium. They com mostly from the Mediterranean Sea, hence the name "Mare nostrum", but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
François B
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Montpellier, France
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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114 reviews 114 reviews
67 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I went with my partner, sister, brother in law and 2 nephews, aged 12 and 10. We had a fantastic time! You can see the penguins being fed if you time your visit well. The smell if awful, but they are very cute, and the carers / animators are very interesting to listen to. There are lots of children-friendly activities... More 

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Montpellier, France
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

An excellent aquarium. Great for the whole family. Lots of hands-on stuff. Excellent explanations and a realistic experience on a boat in a storm. A must-see for kids of all ages.

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Montpellier, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you want to see marine animals and learn a lot about them visit this interesting aquarium. They com mostly from the Mediterranean Sea, hence the name "Mare nostrum", but penguins and tropical fish are not forgotten. You can also enjoy without anything to fear the thrills of a storm from the wheel of a boat. The entrance fee is... More 

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Montpellier, France
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15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

This is a nice place to go with friends or with your family. Impressive aquarium where you can see real sharks! A place to go!

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Kent
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We visited the Aquarium on our last day in Montpellier. Beautifully kept and with some engaging details along the way (where the aquarium is set out like a boat, submarine etc). We particularly liked the penguins and watching the sharks. It was quite expensive (15.50€) for what was probably about an hour and a half visit, but you probably could... More 

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Lee-on-the-Solent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

There are bigger and better Aquaria in the world but this one in Montpellier deserves a visit. My wife and I thoroghly enjoyed the trip into the aquatic world.

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Montpellier
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This aquarium is just big enough for young children and quite fun The whole family loves this place.

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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I was expecting big things when I walked into the enchanting entrance, but as I walked further into the aquarium, I realised its just average compared to others I have visited. Also, I feel its not very visitor-friendly as not all the information boards are written in English. Kids will enjoy it.

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Turin, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

There are many aquariums and personallista this one is not for us. Great ones can be found e.g. In Istanbul

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Scotland
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

First off - it is a little expensive - let's get that out of the way. 15 euros per adult is a little steep for what can be anything from 1-3 hour visit (I think we were about 1 1/2 hours). But you know what? I didn't really grudge it. Having never been to an aquarium before, I wasn't sure... More 

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