We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: quai Louis Prunier - BP 4, 17002 La Rochelle, France
Phone Number: 33-5-46-34-00-00
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,475 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 676
    Excellent
  • 586
    Very good
  • 160
    Average
  • 42
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Very informative.

I really liked the underwater feel and the diversity of exhibits.My 7 year old daughter was surprisingly very taken by the audio guide which was very useful when the labels were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Undiga E
,
Colchester, England, United Kingdom
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

1,475 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Colchester, England, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

I really liked the underwater feel and the diversity of exhibits.My 7 year old daughter was surprisingly very taken by the audio guide which was very useful when the labels were blocked.My 16 year old could relate a lot of the information to GCSE Geography material.The parents found it interesting especially the ample facilities to put your feet up and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Spent two days in la Rochelle , and following reading the other reviews we opted for a visiting , The best €16 I've spent for a long time. The setting , music and journey around the world underwater was really great , spent nearly 3 hours in there. I must visit and this place makes sea life centres look like... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Berridale, Australia
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is one of the best aquariums we have visited anywhere in the world, It is very extensive and includes specimens from all over the world. The tanks are so clean and all the specimens within are so healthy. We loved our visit and appreciated the classical music playing in the background which calmed the large school group from the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oxford, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

La Rochelle is a beautiful town and the aquarium is located by the quai and is easy to park near. Have been a number of times and it does not disappoint. Educational with multi language information and a number of places to sit and enjoy the experience. Best out of children's holidays The restaurant is good for a visit too,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ladignac Le Long
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The aquarium. This is a fantastic place to go the initial entrants really gets you into the field of being under the sea. We had an audio guide which was informative but it would have been good to have more information. The tanks with the creatures on display are really good and you get a very good view of life... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
SAINT DENIS D'OLERON
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Not only the place will provide you better knowledge of sea life, it will also provide you a good time for relaxing and dreaming ... provided the aquarium is not too busy (avoid children vacation periods ... unless you bring your children).

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Poitou-Charentes, France
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

I went there on a day trip to La Rochelle and had a good few hours wondering around this fabulous place , very calming atmosphere , beautiful colours and strange and wonderful sights , not to be missed !

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
SOUTHAMPTON
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is well worth a visit -lots for children to see & interact with -set out well -with some amazing sea ,coral ,variety of fish life to see

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Turin, Italy
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nice aquarium, although it is maybe a bit overrated. I liked the Genova aquarium better, although it is less advertised.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

A fantastic place to visit with the kids or alone what a great town and what a wonderful aquarium . Well layed out , very intresting so much to see have been 3 tmes never gets dull

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Aquarium La Rochelle also viewed

La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime
La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime
 
La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime
 

Been to Aquarium La Rochelle? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Aquarium La Rochelle and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
High Wycombe, England, United Kingdom
1 month ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Aquarium La Rochelle staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?