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Address: quai Louis Prunier - BP 4, 17002 La Rochelle, France
Phone Number: 33-5-46-34-00-00
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Fantastic Aquarium

Probably the best aquarium I've ever been too; the displays were fantastic and imaginative with an enormous collection of fish. They were accompanied by engaging information... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Probably the best aquarium I've ever been too; the displays were fantastic and imaginative with an enormous collection of fish. They were accompanied by engaging information panels in French and English. The only issue was that it was incredibly full of other people and you had to spend a lot of time queuing to get in and then to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We have heard that this is a nice aquarium and it is worth a visit. Indeed, not only that it is worth a visit, but I would definitely like to see it again, along with our grandchildren. It's hard to describe everything seen, it is important only to take enough time and nice with peace and carefully to go through... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The Aquarium is impressive, fascinating and beautiful and I was reassured that the animals were properly looked after.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

La Rochelle has to be the best aquarium I've ever been to. Everything from the main tank to the tropical tankscape, to the jungle area was amazing. They have a magnificent and dramatic main tank, with many more interesting tanks to visit. Spent hours here, and as we went late at night, there were no queues. Small touches such as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Normal price for this sort of attraction. Having read another review we visited after 1700! No queues and we were able to view everything without pushing! Lots of children, all well behaved and fascinated by the sights. Many smaller tanks as well as some large ones. Best was the sawfish which lay on top of a glass tunnel, wow! Information... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I have visited many aquariums in my time but this has to be up there with the best. There are many different species and varieties of marine life to see, my favourites were the sharks and giant turtles. All along the route, there was information in English as well as French. This is a great place to while away a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

But very busy, don't go at 1330 -1430, queues about 20-30 minutes and then when your in , it's hard to see with the crowds. If you go at 1700 , it's very quiet, you'll tour the place like a lord ! It's open until 2300

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The aquarium has a fantastic display and variety of fish. Our favourites were the shark tank and also the turtles!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This aquarium has a huge diversity of different eco systems, from cold and hot climates. Text is in french and english but you can have an audioguide in your native language for a small fee (I think EUR 3,00). I have seen Aquariums like the ones in Lisboa and Paris but in my opinion this is the best. Only drawback:... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I have visited many aquariums around the globe and La Rochelle is one of the best. What it lacks in scale it makes up for in presentation, with just enough information to educate without being heavy. The translations from the French originals sometimes leads to very quirky or ugly English which I think they should address, even in their marketing... More 

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Address: quai Louis Prunier - BP 4, 17002 La Rochelle, France
Phone Number: 33-5-46-34-00-00
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Poitou-Charentes  >  Charente-Maritime  >  La Rochelle

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