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“Well worth a visit.”
Review of Grand Aquarium

Grand Aquarium
Ranked #5 of 61 things to do in Saint-Malo
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Ready to explore! Discover the seabed and meet the 10,000 fishes of the Saint-Malo Aquarium. From cold abyssal seas to warm waters of the tropics, over 600 species of all shapes and colours are waiting to delight and amaze both young and old. Discover the 360° ring of the seas, sharks to make your head spin ; the touch pool, to enjoy a unique sensory experience ; and get on board the ‘Nautibus’ submarine and immerse yourself in the fabulous decor of a natural marine world and navigate among 5,000 fishes. Dive head first into a deep sea exploration on board the Abyssal Descender, a true-to-life simulator and a unique worldwide new attraction. Discover deep abyssal fauna and flora, meet amazing sea creatures and enjoy the show. 2015, the tide of the century! Did you know that the bay of Saint-Malo is home to the highest tides in Europe? Enjoy a spectacular exhibition that will leave young and old wide-eyed with wonder.
Plouasne, France
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit.”
Reviewed December 14, 2012

Kids will love it. Great selection of sealife to look at. Some really exotic species and the sharks were great to see so close up, they swim right past your nose! Younger children found the "submarine" trip at the end very exciting. If you are a family or group of 6 or 10 (or more) try to book on line, good savings and very simple to book.

Visited December 2012
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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Good but a bit pricey”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

Great for kids and big kids too. A little bit expensive but well worth it especially if you are looking for something to do in case of bad weather.

Visited June 2012
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A great day for young children”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

Our two toddlers loved the aquarium. There were lots of different areas and the fish all looked well cared for.They enjoyed looking at the fish, especially the sharks and the tropical fish. The ride on submarine was an unexpected, exciting finish to our trip and although it felt a bit odd climbing down the small hole into the cabin it was good fun. Outside there was also an area where you could put your hands in and feel the fish etc, great for toddlers if you don't mind wet clothes... We probably wasted too much time with the photographer who pounced on us to take a picture which continued into shots of the 2 children with mum, then dad, the children on their own, kissing each other etc etc - we didn't buy any.

Visited September 2012
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great entertainment for little ones on a rainy day”
Reviewed September 16, 2012

If the weather lets you down the Aquarium at St Malo is well worth a visit; lots for little ones to look at. If you do go probably best to avoid the coffee shop for lunch and head into St Malo's old town instead.

Visited September 2012
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Brecon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
“A good aquarium that was a welcomed alternative to the strong winds.”
Reviewed September 10, 2012

A good variety of sea life with most exhibits being explained in English as well as French. A leisurely 90 minutes was spent wandering along the corridors of exhibits.

Visited September 2012
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