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“Aquarium Perigord Noir”

Aquarium du Perigord Noir
Ranked #3 of 13 things to do in Le Bugue
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Open-air fresh-water aquarium with over 6000 fish in 3 million liters of water.
Reviewed August 14, 2013

we went in early August and were quite impressed, I think they had done something about the fish as they all looked fine and healthy. think the electric eel has about as much space as it needs similar to others we've seen anyway.
It's well set out and interesting, the best bit was watching the carp being fed

1  Thank Nick L
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

Large tanks, well kept. Reptiles especially good. Some of the river fish look a bit worse for wear, but then I guess they are a bit old and have ailments which would have resulted in them dying years ago in the wild. Otherwise all tanks plenty big enough, nice and clean. Have read recent comments about the electric eel not having much room to move ... sorry but this just shows ignorance of the habits and requirements of electric eels.

Joint ticket with the crazy golf next door is reasonable value. The golf is well designed and good fun. Some of the aquarium tanks can be viewed from golf course and there are some extra ones. Careful not to hit the golf ball into the open topped snapping turtle pond.

1  Thank Nairb_12
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

Very much a standard aquarium.

Don't be fooled by the numerous posters plastered around the Dordogne region advertising their Caimans. There were two small caiman (alligators) in a small enclosure - hardly a headline attraction and definitely not intimidating.

Don't get me wrong this was a pleasant attraction with some good tanks of interesting fish and reptiles, including some impressively large pythons and anacondas. Handily, for visiting tourists, numerous English language information panels.

A couple of hours entertainment at most for the kids.

2  Thank JohnFxx
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

Like some previous reviewers, we were pretty appalled by some of the conditions, in particular the electric eel which barely had enough space to move around (see picture). I felt very guilty for being there and paying to see this 'attraction'. I tend to err away from zoos and similar but we were convinced by a friend that it was ok. However really wish we hadn't bothered. I am writing to the aquarium to complain about the conditions and trying to find the French equivalent of the RSPCA to see if they can help (yes I know it's France but surely somebody must care!) Also terrible toilets, zero baby change facilities and over priced and tasteless food.

1  Thank EmilyLWQ
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Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

Well firstly it was dry on a very wet day....

Admission was reasonable as our two boys were under 4 but not sure I would have been happy to pay for them to enter.

Most tanks had a dead, ill or damaged looking fish in them, the educational factor was OK but limited to some display boards far too high for toddlers or small children to read or look at. The tanks all looked far too crowded and in particular the snakes especially the large ones seemed far too small. One large snake was doubled over twice in his/her tank just laying flat.

When a 4yr old boy in front of us asked his mum why all the tortoises were on top of each other this showed us not only were we surprised at the number in one tank/area.

Food and drink were a little pricey but the delay in service almost was too much. Also not sure how many French people would have been happy with a microwaved Croque Mosiour.

Ok for a wet day but didn't do it for us! The town the aquarium is in was nice for a walk round especially on Market day!

Thank DaveNelson_UK
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