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“Great family day out on a rainy day”
Review of Oceanopolis

Oceanopolis
Ranked #3 of 52 things to do in Brest
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: One of Brittany's main tourist attractions, this aquarium is known as the biggest open-air aquarium in Europe.
Ballinasloe, Ireland
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“Great family day out on a rainy day”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

We had a great day out at Oceanopolis on our way back to get the ferry in Roscoff. It was the first rainy and wet day we'd had in our week long stay in Pentrez-Plage.

The exhibitions, the aquarium, the fish, the sea lions - our kids were blown away and we had to make sure we kept up with them. They loved every aquarium, laughed and the sea lions and were also interested in the exhibits.

Only downside was that you had to leave each house and walk through the rain to get to the next zone (temperate, tropical, arctic) which were in separate buildings.

Make sure to go to the shops and pick up some nice souvenirs.

Visited August 2012
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Huelgoat, France
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“great family day out”
Reviewed September 19, 2012

I have been to Oceanopolis several times and I always find something new and exciting to see. It is a great attraction for the family and especially the pools where young children can get a closer look and touch some of the sea life.

Visited May 2012
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Offenburg, Germany
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“I was not impressed”
Reviewed September 15, 2012

Located by the habour the oceanopils promisses to be an amazing experience.

Unfortunatly the whole thing is rather small. It all seems to be built really just for touristic purpose. No love in the design or anything. Nothing spectecular.

Not awefull but if you wish to see aquatic museums there definetly are better places than this one

Visited September 2012
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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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“not worth it”
Reviewed September 11, 2012 via mobile

To be fair,there isn't a lot to do in Brest. It's a rather bland city with limited architecture so I would say avoid it entirely. If you must visit the ocean polis won't offer much. It has a good seal show but that's about it.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“A vast and fascinating aquarium complex”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

We visited about 20 years ago with our little children. Now its at least four times the size. We were there on a rainy day in August - pretty crowded and crying children etc. In spite of that though an absolutely fascinating place. There's not a lot of English in the signage so I recommend the audio guide - only 2Euros.

Yes the seals could do with more space.

Visited August 2012
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