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Aquarium Mare Nostrum

Allee Ulysse | Odysseum, 34960 Montpellier, France (Port Marianne)
04 67 13 05 50
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Ranked #8 of 44 Attractions in Montpellier
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Type: Aquariums
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146 reviews 146 reviews
72 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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161 reviews 161 reviews
30 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
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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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
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The fish in the aquaria are beautiful, especially the large tank with fearsome sharks. The 3D adventure is absolutely overrated, waiting in queue for a two minute 3D movie. The people working there really made this an awful start: we had a ticket from a tourist information office giving eur 1,50 discount per person. At the entrance they would only... More

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Ealing London
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We went as a family to escape the sun for a while. While the kids were too old ( age 13+) to qualify for the family ticket it seemed pricey at over 75 Euros for 5 adult tickets. However, we spent 2.5 hours there and thoroughly enjoyed it. If the treasures of the deep fascinate you, or you have forgotten... More

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26 helpful votes 26 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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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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