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Aquarium de Banyuls-sur-Mer - Biodiversarium

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Open Now: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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A purpose designed and built space that somehow managed not to quite fulfil its potential, A most... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2018
Patricia H
London, United Kingdom

Nicely organized and well documented it exhibits a varity of Mediteranian sea species. Few floors... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Exclusivement dédié à la présentation de la faune et de la flore locales, cet aquarium nouvelle génération présente environ 300 espèces de poissons, invertébrés et végétaux marins, qui évoluent au sein de bassins dont les décors représentent de...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
avenue Pierre Fabre, 66650 Banyuls-sur-mer, France
+33 4 68 88 73 39
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nicely organized and well documented it exhibits a varity of Mediteranian sea species. Few floors are each dedicated to a differnt sea depth and its creatures. Very enjoyable.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ronir11
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

We visited 2 years ago just before it moved to its new venue. We enjoyed it then but liked it even more now. it is not cheap but it is very interesting and we feel it was worth the money. We were lucky enough to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank carlene c
Reviewed 27 September 2018

A purpose designed and built space that somehow managed not to quite fulfil its potential, A most unwelcoming entrance and then spaces that felt accidental rather than a planned route through the exhibits, Lots of traditional wall boards with explanations in French only and some...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Patricia H
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

The aquarium offers a deeper understanding of the local underwater habitat and diverse species which can be found there. It also gives insights into the research which is carried out in the local lab and the techniques they use to study as well as its...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

On the whole a nice new aquarium and worth a visit BUT...... the most magnificent of all the exhibits was a big OCTOPUS which so sadly was in FAR too SMALL a tank to the point of cruelty. It was unable to swim at all...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Sally D
Biodiversarium, Curator at Aquarium de Banyuls-sur-Mer - Biodiversarium, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Dear Sally, Thank you for your message. The octopus was released this week not in a larger tank but in the sea. We took photos and movies of this release in the sea. It's the concept of our aquarium. Most of the animals spend just...More

Reviewed 11 July 2018

The design of this aquarium was done with a lot of intelligence & beauty. The tanks were really well designed out and accessible for adults & children standing about 1.5 metres so adults could look down into the tanks. It was very refreshing take as...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 900francophile
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

Relatively new it specializes in aquatic life in the Mediterranean Sea. Displays are well done but very little explanation in any language other than French. Tourists experience could really be enhanced with multilingual displays. There is an increased effort to have France be French but...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank charlesm79
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