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Address: Bassin des Grands Yachts quai Louis Prunier BP 50004, 17002, La Rochelle, France
Phone Number: 33-5-46-34-00-00
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Pleasantly Surprised with the Exhibits and Quality

This is the best aquarium that I have ever visited. The exhibits are cleverly presented and informative. Well worth a visit

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Ray L
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

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Cornwall
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148 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the best aquarium that I have ever visited. The exhibits are cleverly presented and informative. Well worth a visit

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Thank Ray L
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28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The aquarium has a large number of tanks showcasing different species from different regions. Some sections are educational while others are simply gorgeous with colourful fish and anemones. The entrance fee is a bit on the high side but the municipality has done a nice job to make the place interesting.

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Thank Emmanuel V
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place lots to see and do for all ages the rainforest bit is great a few places where it bottlenecks but all in all a good place and worth a visit whilst you are in La Rochelle

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Thank chefnath
West Midlands
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109 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very well set up aquarium, liked the 'submarine effect'at the entrance.Lots of places to sit and watch and marvel at the great diversity of fish life.Had a drink in the cafe, lovely panoramic view. Worth a visit though expensive, sadly no concessions for us oldies.

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Eckington, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went early doors Sunday. Already busy, but an excellent fascinating 2 hours. Finished off with a light meal in the restaurant. Not too pricy, excellent service. Very comfortable. Child friendly!

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Thank amole2016
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24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

it was well kept and there were lots of interesting fishes and sea creatures to see! it wasnt too busy and my friends and i were able to take our time :) the sharks were awesome! rarrrr!!! loved the rainforest too and the piranhas, omg!!!

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Lochwinnoch
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140 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For a place so full of fish (thought none of them plaice) this establishment did not smell of fish. The whole experience was truly amazing though, if you like to take pictures of your days out, take a proper camera. A phone camera just does not do the job. It cannot catch the true iridescence of most of the interesting... More 

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County Kildare, Ireland
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful experience at this venue, first time in an aquarium and not disappointed. Staff very helpful and facilities very good.

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