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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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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.
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  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
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“shark tank” (18 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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Reviewed today via mobile

This attraction is well worth a visit. Very well laid out, with all panels in English too - a wide variety of things to see and learn about. We didn’t borrow the head sets. Some very large tanks and all the animals looked well taken...More

Thank Karey L
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went to the aquarium at 10am on a French bank holiday but was pleasantly surprised that the queues were quite light. You do enter in large groups at about 1 minute intervals but don't be put off by the crowds, they do seem to...More

Thank Louise R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

a nice place to visit and cool down on a hot day , kids enjoyed it , adults enjoyed it . Cafe upstairs , seated by staff , but the wait was too long , went to snack bar outside .

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited today and were terribly disappointed with the queues and entry system. We had pre-booked tickets for today, but that didn’t appear to help. 90minutes trying to get in and only 90minutes viewing the aquarium. The aquarium is not worth the hassle trying to...More

1  Thank BusinessTraveller955
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Aquariumlarochelle, Community Manager at Aquarium La Rochelle, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear BusinessTraveller955, We truly regret that you did not enjoy your visit. The Aquarium is one of the main attractions in La Rochelle and some days it can be really busy. That is why in July and August the Aquarium is open from 9am to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a very good attraction - well designed with things for the entire family. Easy to recommend and a place I'd return to.

Thank apactraveller
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This aquarium is one of the best that I saw sofar. Lots of beautiful wellkept fishtanks. Both kids and grown-ups will enjoy this. Schedule about 2 hours for a visit.

Thank Jurgen V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

..well it is an aquarium! Enjoyed walking around the aquarium. Took us nearly 2 hours and that was without the audio guides. There are comprehensive information boards in french and english at all the tanks so not sure whether the audio guides would add anything...More

Thank chardie1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a great few hours here with the family including 2.5 year old. There is plenty to see, split into clear sections based on habitat and a jungle area too which was a little bit different. There were explanations in English and a few interactive...More

Thank Sarah E
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit in La Rochelle. All oceans are represented and the tanks and displays very impressive. A great place on a rainy day if you get a rainy day in the Vendee. If you need to cool down you’ll be disappointed. We expected it...More

Thank ifand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful aquarium when it first opened many years ago, and it still is. Well laid out and well presented, even a greenhouse has been attached with walkways so that visitors can look down on tropical trees and plants. The entrance to the aquarium was the...More

1  Thank David S
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Dave R
4 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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