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Address: rue des Cormorans | Port de Plaisance du Moulin Blanc, 29200, Brest, France
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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One of Brittany's main tourist attractions, this aquarium is known as the...

One of Brittany's main tourist attractions, this aquarium is known as the biggest open-air aquarium in Europe.

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.......your a kid which iam not. The little children that were visiting when i was there were all ohs and ahs. From the standpoint of perhaps inspiring the next jacques cousteau... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 November 2016
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Medellin, Colombia
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

I dont speak french, but i still could get everything. They explain a lot and show short movies. Everything necessary to understand what is going on in the ocean. I have learned a lot there. I could have spent a lot longer here. I really enjoyed this place

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P-PRIEUR, Responsable relations clients at Oceanopolis, responded to this review

Many thanks for this lovely 5-star review on Océanopolis. Though most panels are written in French we try to do our best to have clear and accurate translations ! Audioguides are also available if needed ! Best regards. More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We chose to visit this aquarium as part of our mini tour around Brittany. It did not disappoint us. Car park is next to venue itself and free to park. Entrance fee in line with all others we have visited be it UK or in EU. We live in Plymouth and have the National Marine Aquarium on our doorstep. Have... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

.......your a kid which iam not. The little children that were visiting when i was there were all ohs and ahs. From the standpoint of perhaps inspiring the next jacques cousteau, its very good. The opening movie was excellent but after that My guess is anyone over the age of 14 or so would lose interest quickly. Theres always the... More 

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P-PRIEUR, Responsable relations clients at Oceanopolis, responded to this review

Thank for your 4 star review. I understand that your visit was not this bad! One important thing to consider is that most animals displayed at Océanopolis were born in captivity. Releasing them into the wild would mean no chance of survival. Besides, the seals (and others) have not been there for 20 years, not even for ten years !... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Perfect for kids between 7 and 77... A very nice day ni perspective! Spend a tremendous time watching Sharks in the Pavillon tropical, discover the Life of the tempered waters ( and meet good looking fishes you appreciated in your stomach😅!)

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Colerne, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

This is a huge aquarium compared to ones I've visited in England. Although the building externally looks a little run down, the sea life inside was fantastic, with a great variety. Even though it was busy when we were there, the viewing panels into the tanks were all big enough that you could always get to the front to see... More 

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P-PRIEUR, Responsable relations clients at Oceanopolis, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you very much for this 5-star review on Océanopolis. We hope we have contributed to make your holidays in Brittany an unforgettable moment. Best regards More 

Brierfield, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Visited at the beginning of September and thoroughly enjoyed. Three areas and each have their own particular highlights. For me the total highlight was the Penguins, so cute. Didn't eat here, but prices seemed reasonable. Easy to find and plenty of free parking.

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P-PRIEUR, Responsable relations clients at Oceanopolis, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your 5-star review on Océanopolis. We do love our penguins too ! Best regards. More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We visited Oceanopolis today and throughly enjoyed ourselves. The place was easy to find and signposted well from the main road. It was a little expensive to get in but we are a family of for with 2 under 3 so only had to pay for the adults. There is plenty to see and do and is in both French... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

13/9/16 Was a very wet day so on the advice of the campsite we were told to try oceanopolis! It was absolutely amazing our 2yr old totally loved everything about it from the Penguins to the Sharks, from our site it took about an hour and we were there for approximately 4.5hrs and that was only looking at the live... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Three biomes, lots to see. A little out at the elbows in place. Educational or casual, up to you and your pace.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This attraction is excellent for children and adults alike and most particularly on a wet day. It houses massive aquariums for different species of marine life found in Tropical, Temperate and Polar Zones.I thoroughly enjoyed looking at all the displays and it's all very informative.Entrance fee is a bit pricey, but I suppose maintaining the place and keeping the collection... More 

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Thank you very much for your 5-star review on Océanopolis. Best regards. More 

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