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“Nice for a rainy day”
Review of Grand Aquarium

Grand Aquarium
Ranked #5 of 64 things to do in Saint-Malo
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Fantasquatic! Set off to discover the seabed and meet the 10,000 fish in the Saint-Malo Aquarium. From cold abyssal waters to warm tropical seas, more than 600 species of every shape and every colour are here to thrill and astonish visitors of all ages. 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.
Reviewed April 2, 2013

Nice attraction for a rainy day- but no more. The cages are small, so it was heart breaking. The place really fits for kids- but quite expensive for what they offer.

Thank Shoshi1979
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

We have been going to this aquarium for a number of years and the kids love it. The indoor exhibits are well looked after and very interesting. There is lots of variety and a part where you see shark eggs and little embryos of sharks that have not yet hatched - fascinating. There is also a ride for the kids in a n underwater machine supposed to imitate a submarine where you can see big fish swim past your window - fun for the kids.

Our only complaint is that there is a part outside where you can (in theory) touch flat fish etc in a shallow aquarium and where there are a number of interactive sea related exhibits for children to push buttons on and the such-like and this whole part has been badly maintained - the interactive exhibits no longer work for the most part and the shallow aquarium is no longer kept well stocked with marine-life.

There is a cafeteria which is nothing special but nothing too terrible either. And make sure you have an afternoon or morning free if you want to see everything.

Thank SORF01
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

It is well done and the aquabus was something our two children loved. Nevertheless the entry fee was high 16 Euro per adult and 12 per child ---as of three years..
Good thing was also the touch tank.

Thank Achim F
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

We were lucky that the aquarium was open in the afternoon on New Years Day, given that the weather was pretty awful!

Other reviews have mentioned that it is somewhat pricey. I don't think that €60 for 3 adults and a child is that expensive - but everyone has a different perspective to expense I suppose.

The visit took us a little over an hour, although given the day it was fairly quiet. It's great to be able to get up close to the fish - especially the sharks and the turtles. The Piranhas looked deceptively cute but thankfully there's nowhere for younger ones to put there fingers in!

Photography is allowed except that flash is prohibited understandably. Talking of photos, they have resident photographers who try and entice you to have pictures taken at least twice during the visit. From what I could see, no-one was taking them up on the offer and they aren't overly pushy.

The submarine at the end of the visit was a suprising touch and very well done - the younger visitors will love it.

I'd recommend the aquarium for a vist if you've a couple of hours spare in the Saint Malo area.

Thank Frontera2
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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.

Thank colwash
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