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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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england
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful and great place to visit. Very informative and bi-lingual for English etc. We witnessed the Seal show 9which was brilliant) and the Penguin feeding; plus the 4-D interaction show was very good. We also used the cafe above the main tanks. The snacks were tasty and good. Lots of stairs but several hours well worth spending. There... More

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Calais, France
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

For the size, I thought it was a touch over price. Otherwise, very little complaints. There's a lot to see and do and read. It's very crowded year round, but I suppose that's normal. Customer service is a bit of a mess, but this is France after all. I really enjoyed the sea lions and couldn't stayed in that area... More

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The Netherlands
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73 reviews 73 reviews
46 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We're been here twice - fascinating for young and old. It is indeed not cheap, but when you consider the sheer scale of the place, it's not overpriced. Parking is limited, but you should come early anyway, to get the most out of what can be quite a long visit (there's so much to see). I love visiting aquariums and... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I've read quite a few of the reviews, and I'm surprised more haven't commented on how pricey it is. For a couple it cost us about £25 incl parking. The exhibits were good and captured the attention of our 4 mo daughter. Kept us busy for a a couple of hours, but wouldn't come back in a hurry.

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Leicester
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We had a lovely time at Nausicaa and enjoyed all the exhibits, access was very good for my dad who uses the lift if possible but when it came to returning to the car park (which was reasonable although misleading as it seemed to say free as you enter but there was a charge) the lift was out of order... More

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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

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
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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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