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Aquarium La Rochelle

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Bassin des Grands Yachts quai Louis Prunier BP 50004 Bassin des Grands Yachts quai Louis Prunier, 17002, La Rochelle, France
+33 5 46 34 00 00
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Aquarium La Rochelle Admission Ticket with Audio Guide
US$23 per adult
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Aquarium La Rochelle Admission Ticket with Audio Guide
US$23 per adult
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Located in the city center, facing the old harbor, discover one of the greatest European private aquariums. In 2018, the Aquarium innovates and offers a brand new immersion into the underwater world. During 2h, visit the heart of the Ocean, meet over 12 000 marine animals, and be amazed by the biodiversity of the Atlantic, Mediterranean Sea and Tropics. From the fragile jellyfish, to the fascinating sharks, experience a unique journey to dream and understand the Sea.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish” (156 reviews)
“sea life” (33 reviews)
“shark tank” (18 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 23:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went in the evening and it wasn't at all crowded. Great idea to open at night! Reception staff were friendly and efficient. The place is well designed, and two lovely features were the seating areas where you could just sit and watch the fish...More

Thank 23simon23
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is the best aquarium I have ever visited. It is open until 11pm in the summer! 19EUR per person is pricey so go after 6pm (discount) and show them your maritime museum ticket (further discount). That makes it 14EUR per person. Audio guides are...More

Thank JPH1984
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the Aquarium which we did not have to queue for but saw long queues for it at other times. Conveniently situated. Interesting and informative displays although some of the tanks seemed a little small. Worth the entrance money.

Thank cc1509
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here with our young son and we all enjoyed it very much. Excellent selection of sea life. Well presented and spacious. Easy to get to location providing you use Google maps etc. Parking very close by. Close to the port of La Rochelle....More

Thank LocalIreland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited with our one year old daughter on a very hot day in June - we were minded to go anyway but a combination of some good reviews plus the searing heat made up our minds for us. The pricing is...More

Thank Tom E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really well presented tanks, some huge and with good explanations in English and French. Sharks of course, but piranhas too! Well worth the entry charge of €14 per adult.

Thank CoupeColonel
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a well laid out aquarium as it is zoned so you understand where each species lives. We didn’t do the audio tour but didn’t feel we missed out. It was busy so be prepared to spend a good 2 hours there looking round.

Thank Rachel G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found the presentation in the aquarium to be the most engaging of any we have visited. You start by going down an elevator and get out on what appears to be the ocean floor. Then the exhibits are arranged by different geographical areas and...More

2  Thank growingyoung
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

We spent a day in La Rochelle on our recent visit. Due to the fact that the weather wasn't the greatest we decided to visit the aquarium. On arrival there was no queue to buy tickets and we also paid for the English language guides...More

1  Thank CardiffTraveller
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Nice but not the best I ve ever been. Durban Aquarium is my No1 do far. Anyway I recommend to visit.

Thank AndHim41
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Dave R
3 August 2017|
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Response from Dave R | Reviewed this property |
We eventually bought €15 morning tickets on-line with no problems. Glad we did, the queues to buy tickets looked long. There doesn't seem to be a way to buy the cheaper ticket at the moment.
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margokohlhoff
12 May 2017|
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Response from Aquariumlarochelle | Property representative |
Hi Margokohlhoff, Thank you for your interest in the Aquarium La Rochelle. We recommend that you use the direct shuttle from the cruise terminal to the City Tourist Office. Then it’s a 3 minutes’ walk to the Aquarium. Once... More
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kerryb171
12 May 2017|
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Response from Aquariumlarochelle | Property representative |
Hi Kerry, Thank you for your interest in the Aquarium La Rochelle. There is a direct shuttle from the cruise terminal to the City Tourist Office. Then it’s a 3 minutes’ walk to the Aquarium. Once at the reception, do not... More
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