Oceanopolis
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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One of Brittany's main tourist attractions, this aquarium is known as the biggest open-air aquarium in Europe.
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More than 3 hours
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Melissa H
Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom30 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Fantastic place! We booked easily online and found access and parking was very easy! Staff were very friendly and helpful. Well laid out areas into Zones such as Brittany, Tropical, Polar and Otters. The Brittany zone is absolutely fantastic with lots of info on the amazing mosaic of ocean habitats, shellfish industry and explaining why the ocean habitats are so diverse in this unique area. The sea horses were a particular highlight. Who knew that there were huge anemones under the ice My daughters loved the area to get close to cuttlefish. We ate in the canteen which was ok. Well organised. Our daughters liked the fish and chips! We visited on a slightly wet day but was nice and quiet. Outside areas have lots of picnic opportunities. Well worth a trip to Oceanopolis. Amazing ground breaking research and fascinating discoveries especially with regard to climate changes. Best oceanarium we have ever visited!
Written September 2, 2022
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Travellingmum43
Portsmouth, UK24 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
We enjoyed our visit as a family and particularly liked the sharks and otters. We felt everything was well sign posted and there were good options for eating. It was very busy but I suppose it was a rainy day in August!
Written August 26, 2022
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Reg
Haverfordwest, UK4 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Very easy to book. Friendly and helpful staff. Plenty of room to see all of the attractions.
We booked online the night before and chose the 9.30am entrance time. Entrance Times are in 90 minute blocks throughout the day but, once inside, you can stay as long as you like.
Oceanopolis is very well signposted and there is plenty of free parking available.
You should allow for at least 3 hours at the venue.
There is a Restaurant on-site but there are also several picnic areas.
There is something to interest all age groups and the whole site is wheelchair/pushchair accessible.
A great activity and very reasonably priced.
Written August 20, 2022
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Violet W
Cambridge, UK13 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
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First, the parking was dreadful. We got into the site perfectly fine but was really busy. Definitely book because if you just turn up you most certainly won't get in. First hour there was not our cup of tea as we had to, very difficultly, make our way through the massive crowd. After that we all really enjoyed our visit!
Written August 19, 2022
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Good morning, Thank you for the time you have taken to give us your opinion. Due to the very touristic period in Brittany and the gloomy weather of recent times, Océanopolis experiences (like all tourism players in Brittany) a high influx. We have greatly reduced our usual gauge, we recommand visitors to book their ticket online and to visit Oceanopolis when it is sunny, preferably in the morning. We regret that despite all of this measures, you were unable to enjoy your visit. We invite you if you can to come and visit Océanopolis outside the summer period and in milder weather. The comfort of visit will be more appreciable. The Oceanopolis team
Written August 22, 2022
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Chris A
manchester103 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
We visited on a busy august summer day. Difficult to find parking and entry system was poor - even those with re bought tickets had to queue to get in. Once inside, Signage was good (including in English) and we could access most areas with our pram. The tanks themselves were on the small side compared with other aquariums we’ve visited and given how crowded it was that day, we struggled to get near them. Penguin enclosure was small and hard to see. Tropical zone was good but again, quite a bit was difficult to see or reach.
Written August 16, 2022
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Hello, Thank you for your comment. We are sorry to read that your experience at Océanopolis was not satisfactory. Know that we take your comments into account to help us improve our services. The Oceanopolis team
Written August 17, 2022
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James S
Wolverhampton, UK63 contributions
Aug 2022
Visited before about 20 years ago. Love the animals and sea life. Did think it was looking a little tired though. Could do with sprucing up a bit, lick of paint and some gardening.
Written August 13, 2022
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Phillippa C
Sheffield, UK192 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
A great place to visit. Weather was too hot so we decided on an impromptu visit to get out of the heat. Not too expensive for tickets, and very easy to book online. Place is great, and my 3-year old loved looking at all the fish- especially the sharks.
Food in the restaurant was nice, if not a little pricey, but you expect that in these places. It was nice and cool so just perfect for us to escape the heat and enjoy a day out. Been before, will come again.
Written August 12, 2022
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Chris H
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Family
An excellent mix of marine science and education. A summary of most points were in English. The parking was free and well organised. The sections are based on Brittany which is fantastic because similar to the UK so the family learnt about our marine environment. Other sections on the tropics and polar regions are well presented and accessible at whatever level you want.
Written August 6, 2022
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highridge4
Exeter, UK1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Family
Great from the start, easy to book at reasonable price, easy to park and was a great day out for the grandkids and myself and rest of family.
Written August 4, 2022
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lindie22
1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Family
Definitely worth a visit went with 18 year old and we all loved it, would recommend visiting 70+ too easily accessed by cable car.
Written July 30, 2022
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