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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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Glos
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Booked online to make a good saving. Travelled with children aged 3,8 & 12. Parking was tricky as we arrived late morning and all the car parks on the front were full despite it being very wet and windy. There is parking elsewhere in town. The aquarium is well laid out with lots to do and very educational. the highlight... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I'll get the downside out of the way first: parking. If you've got a car you better be patient as parking in the area around Nausicaa is limited. Now to the upsides: everything else. It cost us €51.60 to go as a family of four. We paid on the door. It is cheaper online and you do get to avoid... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Very interesting and informative. Very real experiences e.g. aboard a fishing boat. The fish looked to be well looked after with very natural looking tanks. Information multi-lingual, and staff around to answer questions. You could spend a whole day here without realising the passing of time. The tanks were at a level able to be seen from the smallest child... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We visited from the uk, thought it was a great place only a 40 minute drive from calais, lots to see cost us about 50 euro for 3 of us.

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Hannover
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We visited Nausicaa early August 2014 with 4 adults and 1 child. It was completely full, no parking, long waiting at the cash desk. Also inside it was so crammed you had a hard time to see something. Besides that, it is a nice Aquarium, takes you 2+ hours to visit. Finding your way is sometimes not straightforward, but again... More

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My friend and I finally decided to make the trip from the UK to Boulogne-sur-Mer in order to go to Nausicaa. It didn't disappoint! We joined the queue to buy tickets at 9:30 and were in fairly quick. We spent about 3 hours in Nausicaa, though that does include a snack break in the Tropical Cafe (very overpriced - I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great. I like everything about this place except that there is no direct ferry to Boulogne-sur-Mer from England.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

A really great experience, plenty to see, reasonably priced. The whole family enjoyed it, every time you thought you'd seen the whole place, there was another stairway, or corridor, leading to something else. Food was simple and cheaper than most attractions we've visited before, the staff were friendly and helpful, embarrassingly good at speaking English when my schoolboy French failed!

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

1000 species ,over 50 aquariums,a large shark spectacular with over 60 sharks.sea lions training and plenty for kids to see and take part in

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Aspen, Colorado
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We had a great time visiting here a few weeks ago. The exhibits are colourful and well-presented and my son and I had a very enjoyable visit. The downsides were that it is signposted around and you are encouraged to follow the numbers to work your way around the whole aquarium. In principle this is fine, but if you want... More

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