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Aquarium La Rochelle

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Address: Bassin des Grands Yachts quai Louis Prunier BP 50004 Bassin des Grands Yachts quai Louis Prunier, 17002, La Rochelle, France
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+33 5 46 34 00 00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Must visit if staying in South of France

Have been here twice for family days out and we all love it. Kids always want to go back and really interesting for adults. Immaculate facilities and amazing sea creatures.

Reviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been here twice for family days out and we all love it. Kids always want to go back and really interesting for adults. Immaculate facilities and amazing sea creatures.

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Sydney, Australia
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53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good way to pass an hour or two when the weather isn't that good. I went at around 9:30am and there were no queues and not too many people to interfere with my enjoyment of the various exhibits. Displays are numbered so easy to navigate your way around and not miss anything. Also pictures, names and information provided on panels... More 

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Bristol
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77 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is a lot to see in this aquarium and was a delight to visit. I enjoyed watching the fish and also photographing them. The restaurant looked very expensive but I think the area seems to be quite pricey generally.

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Clermont-Ferrand, France
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51 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What to do in La Rochelle, when outside is raining and windy?! Well a good spot is the Aquarium. Nicely done, in the city center, a good activity for kids and next to Maritime Museum. We didn't see a real visit direction, so mostly we were lost thinking right or left? :) Don't recommend for a rainy day, as it... More 

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London
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35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a couple of hours free before catching the bus to the airport and decided to visit the aquarium. I shall keep this review brief, IT IS FABULOUS, YOU MUST VISIT!!

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Thank andrewjhart
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such an an amazing place. So much sea life to see. The building is split into the different ocean's and the tanks are big, so the sea life isn't cramped, information is everywhere about the fish. A brilliant place to go with kids or with your partner.

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Ige, France
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited this aquarium in April 2017. Close to the old center. Go there in the morning and buy your tickets on line. We have teens and normally their attention span is about 2 hours max. They all enjoyed it and so did we as parents!

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Thank Rodenhuis
France
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

We visited as a family of 8 (three generations), on Easter Sunday. Luckily we had purchased our tickets ahead of time so that we didn't have to wait in the long line to buy tickets. You can pay 50 cents to check in your coat, which is convenient. I think it's also worth it to pay a little extra to... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Suitable for all ages. Price reasonable and you get a discount for families of 5 or more which was a nice surprise. Don't book by internet if so as the discount is only available when you call in on spec.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

It was Easter school holidays and the place was seriously busy, but you could still get round and could see everything OK. They have themed the areas, from around the World, so you get information and species from all corners of the Globe. Though the majority of the written information is in French, [to be expected], there was enough information... More 

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