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Address: Avenue du Fontaule, 66650 Banyuls-sur-mer, France
Phone Number: 04 68 88 73 39
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Tired aquarium & tight fitting fish but informative. See also the Jardin de Selva

The Laboratoire Arago Aquarium at Banyuls sur Mer is quite small and probably not changed a great deal in 30 years. Also, it is probable that some of the fishy specimens have... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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lisburn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Passed an hour and was quite good but is quite old and needs modernising.tThe price was reasonable and included a visit to the Mediterranean gardens a couple of kilometres out of town.

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Port-Vendres, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We arrived at 12.30 in the month of August to find this seaside resort tourist attraction(?) closed for lunch! One room of small tanks, and difficult to see if anyone else was in front. Although the signs were in several languages, there was not a lot of information. One dirty, smelly toilet for all to use. Came away feeling very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

If you are expecting a large, modern and state of the art aquarium as found in large resorts then this is not for you. What you will find is a small, charming and wonderfully old fashioned room full of tanks with some amazing sea creatures and plants. The signs are in several languages and the staff very friendly and welcoming.... More 

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Chapel-en-le-Frith, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We really enjoyed this very interesting aquarium and our visit lasted nearer an hour than 10 minutes. If you take the time to look carefully in each tank there are many interesting and unusual creatures there. There are labels in several languages, explaining about the creatures and their importance to the area and the general environment. Yes, the tanks are... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

The Laboratoire Arago Aquarium at Banyuls sur Mer is quite small and probably not changed a great deal in 30 years. Also, it is probable that some of the fishy specimens have enlarged since they were placed in their tanks without anyone noticing and in some cases, they lack serious space for movement. Accepting these criteria to be far from... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012 via mobile

after reading the reviews for the aquarium in various well known guide books i opted to visit it during a rainy day on holiday...bad mistake...it is sutuated in the supposedly quaint little town of Banyuls on the French/Spanish border where there is nothing remotely quaint or authentic...the aquarium itself is situated in the large university building on the seafront which... More 

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Address: Avenue du Fontaule, 66650 Banyuls-sur-mer, France
Phone Number: 04 68 88 73 39
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Languedoc-Roussillon  >  Pyrenees-Orientales  >  Banyuls-sur-mer

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