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Address: rue des Cormorans | Port de Plaisance du Moulin Blanc, 29200, Brest, France
Phone Number: +33 2 98 34 40 40
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One of Brittany's main tourist attractions, this aquarium is known as the...

One of Brittany's main tourist attractions, this aquarium is known as the biggest open-air aquarium in Europe.

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Wet weather attraction

An excellent aquarium, especially when you compare it to some of the other poor excuses for an attraction that are dotted around Brittany . Our three young children were suitably... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
eddie p
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York, United Kingdom
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York, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An excellent aquarium, especially when you compare it to some of the other poor excuses for an attraction that are dotted around Brittany . Our three young children were suitably entertained for a long afternoon. The main exhibit pool was impressive especially when the Sharks swim over your head. The biggest issue with this place was cleanliness, the toilets were... More 

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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place to go when the weather is poor - plenty to see.... But It is getting a little tired now - we last went about 8 years ago and nothing seems to have changed except the prices which are expensive to say the least. There are plenty of fascinating viewing galleries of the deep water tanks-especially... More 

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Newliferhoose
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Firstly really well signed and easy to find with substantial parking. Parking for cars and separate camper van / roof box parking. Superbly set out. Well worth starting with the film in each area. This is a visual image only and you do not need to understand French. All of the exhibitions are translated into English and very informative. The... More 

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Dear Sir, Thanks for your 5-star review of our aquarium, we're glad that you and the kids appreciated the visit. It's always a pleasure to read such lovely comments. Kind regards. More 

Bayeux, France
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104 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Nice aquarium to visit but not to my expectations Would recommend to go there if the weather is not great We had lunch there and was disappointed of the quality for the price we paid

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Ware, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having a 9 year old who loves an aquarium we've been to several of these before and this compared very well to others. Good number and size of tanks and fish as you'd expect. Particularly liked the seals and tropical zones. Also some good interactive activities for the children in the biodiversity zone. Easy to find and well signed on... More 

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south Wales UK
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is very easy to find and there is plenty of free parking. It is on the outskirts of Brest so you are unlikely to get stuck in traffic. We went in the first week of August which meant that it was very busy as a peak time for the French to be on holiday. The entry cost was €20... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

good attraction as far as seeing wildlife up close but a complete rip off at 87 euro entrance fee for my family, over 12s classed as adults and charged 16 euro for a 5 year old plus anything you considered buying on site the price was vastly inflated from the high st

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Appleby-in-Westmorland, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here on a sunny day with family. Quite expensive to get in but there is actually a lot to see. The different zones are good but for an Englich visitor, all the explanations and information are in Frence so you feel a bit left out. There also seems to be a lack of outside areas for sitting down and... More 

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South Wales
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81 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We first visited in 2004 and three or four times since. Since 2004, it seems to us, the only money spent on the place has been with a view to extracting more money from the visitor. A bigger shop and more eateries. Facilities for those in wheelchairs are appalling, and few. Car parking is further away, the adjacent car park... More 

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Wisbech
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44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a while since we visited here but it is the national aquarium for France and is huge, with superb displays of the greatest range of sea life you will find anywhere! This is a must visit attraction if you are anywhere near Brest.

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