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Aquarium La Rochelle

#2 of 81 things to do in La Rochelle Features Animals
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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Great family day out

The aquarium is well laid out and keeps your interest as you move though the various exhibits. We... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Siobhan D
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Wicklow, Ireland
It's ok when quiet!

We went on a mixed weather day (as did everyone else!). We didn't park in the Aquarium carpark as... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
smnlewry
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Penarth, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea life” (28 reviews)
“shark tank” (16 reviews)
“top floor” (14 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 23:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 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 yesterday

The aquarium is well laid out and keeps your interest as you move though the various exhibits. We availed of the audio guides in English and were a little disappointed that every exhibit wasn't included but it wasn't a big issue. It was busy but...More

Thank Siobhan D
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went on a mixed weather day (as did everyone else!). We didn't park in the Aquarium carpark as was full and queuing, but the car park next door had lots of spaces. There was a massive queue just for tickets at the entrance so...More

Thank smnlewry
Reviewed 2 days ago

I almost didn't go to the aquarium because my wife didn't want to, but am I glad I did! Having worked summers at The Academy of Sciences and Steinhart aquarium in S.F when I was young I was eager to see it. I wasn't disappointed....More

Thank mattepainter
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The aquarium had an amazing variety of sea life, more impressive was the fact all the animals looked well looked after and tank sizes were adequate. Normally in these kind of places I get bored after a few tanks but here that was not the...More

Thank Myles C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The aquarium in La Rochelle was simply breath taking however unfortunately we had a evacuate the building due to an alarm and after re entering the building the same alarm kept going off again, repeatedly. We went at peak time and it was difficult to...More

Thank Ottilie F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Ok, so it's a rainy day, and this was always going to make it busier, even so, the vast volume of people allowed in to the aquarium is absurd! At every display, the calm serenity of the sea life within stands in stark contrast to...More

Thank Kerrrrmit
Reviewed 1 week ago

When all the shops are shut on a Sunday in the holidays or you're simply not in the mood for them, it seems that a trip to the Aquarium at La Rochelle is the place to be. There is lots to see and do for...More

Thank Voyageur544
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just superb! Visited here spur of the moment. Kids loved it as did the adults! Brilliantly presented, clean and airy. Take advantage of the late opening times during the summer and avoid the crowds!

1  Thank neillan2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The aquarium is a fantastic experience for young and old. Lots of exhibits that are all in zones. Great access. Very long queues to get in so advisable to book in advance.

1  Thank mikeyblundell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited early on a wet day. Our kids loved the exhibits, and we appreciated that most of the labels were bilingual. The only problem was the number of visitors, even early in the day the crowds made it challenging to get to the smaller...More

2  Thank dmr851
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dmr851
4 August 2017|
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Response from dmr851 | 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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