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Oceanopolis

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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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Great Place for Kids

A very nice aquarium located near the harbor of Brest. It's recommended for kids to enjoy learning about different marine life. It includes Tropical, Polar, Temperate and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Faris S
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Australia
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88 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Large spread-out complex. They had a great exhibit for tropical fish, but the rest was a little less interesting. I was there for around 90 mins. They have small enclosures with penguins and seals - bit sad really. Plenty of educational stuff for kids however, so you could probably spend a much longer time here then. A few different dining... More 

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Thank AussieOy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great aquarium. Huge tanks full of big sharks. One aquarium deeper than the next keeping kids entertained for four hours in total. Good restaurant and gift shop and all tanks really clean and healthy. Very impressed.

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Thank Mel D
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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63 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This oceanarium is brilliant, especially if you visit it with an oceanographer/biologist like my wife. The exhibitions are outstanding, and the large variety of sea-life split into different sections like polar, amazon, tropical, etc keep one busy for hours. It is an absolutely MUST-SEE. Here you can see amazing aquatic life in real, and it is definitely more educational than... More 

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Thank Thomas G
Chicago, IL
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an absolutely terrific day at a great aquarium! The exhibits were amazing and the staff couldn't be nicer. The tank with all of the sharks was incredible. Most of the sea creatures were even interactive. The sea otter was playing with us, the seal swam to the glass and smiled for the camera and the rays posed for several... More 

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Thank krhayden
P-PRIEUR, Responsable relations clients at Oceanopolis, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comment. We're glad to see that you and the kids enjoyed the visit ! More 

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice aquarium located near the harbor of Brest. It's recommended for kids to enjoy learning about different marine life. It includes Tropical, Polar, Temperate and Biodiversity aquariums. In addition, it has souvenirs shops, café and a restaurant. Make sure that you book your tickets online before visiting the aquarium to avoid waiting in long queues at the tickets... More 

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Thank Faris S
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its by no means big.Its big in walking distances but dotted around with only a few things to see. Have been to a simmilar place in La Rochel and its head and shoulders above this. Felt like just wasted 56€ on something you can see at your local pet store

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Thank Laszlo P
Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here with the family, initially thought the entry price was a bit high but having visited it I think the price is justified. There is so much to see with so many really large tanks. I have visited a few aquariums in the UK and they all seem small compared with this one. My 2 year old daughter loved... More 

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Thank BadgerJed
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I took our 3 year old one wet day. We had a really nice day and my daughter loved it. My favourite part was the Sharks, they swam so close to the Windows, I could have sat there all day. I loved the panoramic lift that takes you under water. It feels like you are stood on... More 

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Thank Shelly S
Brockham, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

2nd visit. Well set out. Completely different. Lots to see and learn. The jelly fish tank different. The seals seems to love playing with the trainers. You can see all fish from the top of the water, and under the water. The peacefulness of the turtle swimming. Will go back again.

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Thank Marian F
P-PRIEUR, Responsable relations clients at Oceanopolis, responded to this review

It was a real pleasure for us to read your comment. We're glad you enjoyed the visit to Oceanopolis and hope you spent a great time here in Brittany. Sincerely yours. More 

Rochdale, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This attraction centres principally on sea life but is housed in three separate exhibitions areas with each covering specifically the tropical,polar and temperate regions of the earth. The French are brilliant at putting on these types of attractions and with live displays plus lots of hands on interactive features it is interesting,educational and entertaining,plus rolling over films in small cinemas... More 

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Thank Brian K
P-PRIEUR, Responsable relations clients at Oceanopolis, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your contribution on Trip Advisor. As regards English translation of exhibition pannels, you are absolutely right. The thing is that displaying a more detailed information would leave very little room for pictures or multimedia material. Considering that our German, Dutch, Spanish and Italian visitors would probably claim the same, we made the choice of audioguides... More 

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