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Nausicaa, Centre National de la Mer

Boulevard SAINTE-BEUVE, 62203 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
00 33 3 21 30 99 99
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Aquariums
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
5 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

No whales but every other concievable form of sea life from kelp to sea lions from jelly fish to shark. This is the most wonderful place to take the children. eat you heart out disneyland

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

You would normally think a big sea life centre would be ideal only for families, this is certainly not the case. Me and My girlfriend went to Nausicaa for a day out and we thoroughly enjoyed it, there were so many different creatures to see and there are professional photographers walking around the attraction willing to take your photos in... More

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Kortrijk
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102 reviews 102 reviews
48 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

+ Superb Decoration + Big collection of water animals + Modern and new (multimedia, shows, do-things, ...) + There's a refter in Nausicaa with reasonable prices (tropical lagoon bar). + Place to be if you want to see sharks! +/- entrance price is 18 euro for an adult (somewhat the maximum price that this may cost) - It's quite a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Me and my boyfriend visited this aquarium as it is recognised as being one of the best in Europe and we weren't disappointed... My boyfriend keeps Marine fish, so it was cool to see some of the ones he owns on site. The place is well laid out, informative and they have taken a lot of time and effort into... More

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Horsham
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Had never visited Nausicca before and did so whilst on a day trip on a cold February day. Make sure you get hold of a voucher from customer services at Eurotunnel in the UK and adult admission is reduced to 9.50 euro's. This is not only an aquarium but quite clearly an attraction trying to push ecological issues and the... More

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Essex
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63 reviews 63 reviews
8 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

My son absolutely loved it and he is just 3,5 years old. Still talking about the penguins, big sharks, crocodiles, big turtles and seals. The movie was his first 4D experience. We had 50% off the price so what more we can ask about.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

One of the main attractions in Boulogne and worth a visit on a wet day. It was expensive though, about 50 Euros for an adult, a teenager and a child.

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

I am a marine biology student, with a background in animal management. So I'm often anxious about visiting animal collections with regards to welfare. The price was reasonable to start, the woman at the desk was especially helpful when we realised the voucher given to us by eurotunnel staff was infact expired. We started with the penguins which, for any... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Had a great time at this impressive aquarium on our day trip across the Channel. The aquariums are fantastic and each one has been very thoughtfully designed. I've got a keen interest in tropical marine life and I can honestly say that the displays here are some of the best I've ever seen. The coral reef and marine lagoon were... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
25 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

A good aquarium and a great restaurant in Boulougne Sur Mer. A great balance of entertainment and take home sustainability messages. I was lucky enugh to be there for a three day conference and looked forwatrd to the breaks to have a look around.

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