We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book a Stay + Win a Getaway Book your hotel on TripAdvisor and you could win a great trip!
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Bassin des Grands Yachts quai Louis Prunier BP 50004, 17002, La Rochelle, France
Phone Number: 33-5-46-34-00-00
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 4,418 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 323
  • 154
    Very good
  • 29
  • 7
  • 3
State of the Art Aquarium

At €16 each it may be considered pretty expensive but totally worth it. We hit the place just after 9, so had it very much to ourselves. It is a large aquarium with lots of well... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Moss Vale, Australia
Add Photo Write a Review

4,418 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 516: English reviews
Moss Vale, Australia
Level Contributor
174 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

At €16 each it may be considered pretty expensive but totally worth it. We hit the place just after 9, so had it very much to ourselves. It is a large aquarium with lots of well maintained exhibits well laid out. Atmospherics like lighting and appropriate music was wonderful. I particularly liked the jelly fish. So clean and well cared... More 

Thank barbaraanne56
Level Contributor
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely a must see for couples with young children. Very well designed and the variety is impressive!

Thank eniko1977
London, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

spent about 3 hours here and found it informative, well laid out and enjoyable. stopped for lunch in the aquarium restaurant, very good food

Thank Glynn R
st martin des fontaines
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very impressed - not something we as a couple would have chosen, but with family and children, so joined in and so not disappointed. Very carefully thought out with a surprise around most corners and set out spaciously and artfully with most marine life in large tanks with great water planting and rocks for their privacy from prying eyes. There... More 

Thank ogier_karen
Hinckley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
306 reviews
148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

... this is something really good to go and look at that's inside. There is a huge variety of all things aquatic, all well presented and in some stunning large tanks, although I have to say that my favourites were the amazingly lit tanks of jellyfish and the seahorses. It doesn't seem to get that busy, so you you can... More 

Thank JeremyPC
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited La Rochelle a number of times and each time I have made a visit to the aquarium. There are a large number of tanks covering a number of different seas around the world. The aquarium is never overrun and as a result you can have a very relaxing enjoyable experience.

Thank Clive J
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Huge variety of species. Very well presented, great atmospheric lighting. Very impressive. Lots of very colourful specimens, as well as sharks, corals, seahorses etc.

Thank Paul C
Level Contributor
104 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I heard good reviews about La Rochelle Aquarium and we were not disappointed. It's a fab place to visit with thousands of fish and mammals to see. Everything is written in French and English There is a little path where you walk on and the fish move away in different directions which is pretty cool. There are loads of seating... More 

Thank Caroline D
Coventry, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very impressive with lots of different types of fish etc. Very pleasant staff. We have been to a few Aquariums now and this was definitely amongst our top ones.

Thank Maxine1963
Level Contributor
148 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I doubt I shall be able to visit another aquarium in the world as this one is truly incredible. Definitely allow several hours for your visit so you have time to really enjoy each section which is an ocean of the world and just to sit and watch the creatures as there is so much to take in. We saw... More 

Thank Stmoritzgirl

Travelers who viewed Aquarium La Rochelle also viewed

La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime
La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime
La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime

Been to Aquarium La Rochelle? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Aquarium La Rochelle and other visitors
12 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (12)

Questions? Get answers from Aquarium La Rochelle staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?