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Oceanopolis

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One of Brittany's main tourist attractions, this aquarium is known as the biggest open-air aquarium in Europe.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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rue des Cormorans | Port de Plaisance du Moulin Blanc, 29200, Brest, France
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Reviewed yesterday

Oceanopolis is a good aquarium. I would say the best in this part of France. There are certainly better elsewhere in France. The exhibits are split into two sections. Tropical waters is really interesting with lovely fish, sharks, jellyfish and shellfish. The Cold water area...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank perle369
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Oceanopolis on a rainy day. It’s divided into four parts: Brittany, tropical and arctic sea life and the otter trail. The otter trail is not too special. Parts were overgrown. The otter tanks were fun watching otters play and swim. That was it....More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank IanHornes
OceanoDir, Responsable relations clients at Oceanopolis, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comment. We are happy to see thta you enjoyed the sawshark .. King regards

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All the hype and the high price (70 Euro for two adults and two teenagers(15)) suggested a good day out. The truth is far from this, the site is small with few animals to see if you can get near them as the there were...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank cwrwda
OceanoDir, Responsable relations clients at Oceanopolis, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review We are sorry you do not share the view of the majority of our customers that Océanopolis is a huge aquarium with a lot to see. (11000 animals, 3 pavilions, 3 h of visit) You are right, it is hard...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A really sad place! Most of the animals were in small aquariums. I was shocked when I saw the apathic seals in the aquariums. And by the way, there was more space for the different restaurants and food places than for the animals. Definite no...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 461tomr
Reviewed July 3, 2019 via mobile

We came here while on holiday with our 2 year old daughter. As we visited during a non-school holiday period it was lovely and quite. Upon arrival there is plenty of car parking, and it's free. The lady at the ticket booth was pleasant and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank richardtonynicholson
Reviewed July 3, 2019

What a wonderful place to visit. The place has so many exhibits from penguins, sharks, otters, crabs & many fish. A great family day out with a cafè & restaurant along with a lovely gift shop with reasonably priced toys. There is an outdoor play...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Rebecca W
OceanoDir, Responsable relations clients at Oceanopolis, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2019

Thanks very much for your nice comment which is very rewarding for our staff We are glad that you enjoyed your visit. Best regards

Reviewed June 28, 2019

We visited here with our toddler (mainly to escape the heat) and loved it. Amazing creatures that I’d never seen before (bearded seals, sea otters, king penguins, zebra sharks etc.) which are clearly well cared for, and accessible for very small people! A very well...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Elle S
Reviewed June 22, 2019

We visited here on Wed 12th June. Very quiet. Poor signing, We couldn't find our way out of the polar pavilion! Loads of info but only a few paragraphs in English.There were headphones signs around the place but we were not offered these and no-one...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Sally M
OceanoDir, Responsable relations clients at Oceanopolis, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2019

Thank you Sir or Madam for your comment For further information about our philosophy concerning the animals, Océanopolis supports a lot of programs about education, conservation and animal well-being. This is our priority whatever we do. For example, when you know the biology of the...More

Reviewed May 30, 2019

i was really surprised and astonished with the quantity of information and marine life details that i could discover in this museum. all kinds of marine life and creatures, thorough description, wonderful illustration, live videos and photos, live demonstrations and numerous varied areas from different...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Amal-Elyahyaoui
Reviewed May 28, 2019 via mobile

I knew nothing about Oceanopolis before visiting Brest, but it definitely stood out so I thought I should go there. Reviews were mixed, but generally positive. Well, it’s always best to make your own opinion. And I have to say I really enjoyed it. Bought...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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therealskinny8
April 29, 2018|
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Response from OceanoDir | Property representative |
Sorry for not having answered to your message before. As you probably saw, we put free shuttles from the cruise port to Océanopolis and back, with discount tickets to the park. We hope you spent a great time with us. All... More
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duckladydeb
April 28, 2017|
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Response from JJBuirski | Reviewed this property |
Adult tickets are 20.75 Euros and for kids 13.35.
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