Swim like a fish in water : Best of the region’s aquariums

Ocean, lakes, rivers, Nouvelle-Aquitaine has a host of fresh and salt water areas, home to extraordinary fauna. From La Rochelle to Biarritz, across Périgord and Limoges, head off and discover the “people of the deep blue” to find out more and be filled with wonder.

Aquarium La Rochelle

Right at the heart of the town of La Rochelle, take an amazing trip into marine biodiversity! A one-of-a-kind journey to dream and to learn about the sea. 12,000 animals, 600 species spread over 82 aquariums.

New feature: “Endangered species, protected species”, with an exploration logbook (adult and child versions), find out more about threatened species.

www.aquarium-larochelle.com/en

Prices: from €12 (child 3-17 years old)

Aquarium Périgord Noir

The Back Périgord aquarium, nestling at the very heart of Dordogne, is the largest, private freshwater aquarium in France with over 6,000 fish.

Must-see: Alligator Park! Discover the fascinating world of alligators, lizards, snakes, iguanas and turtles, etc. in this space covering over 1,500 m².

New for 2019: 4 new spaces for the Aquarium’s 30th anniversary: Yangtze alligator, Swamp carapaces, Bayou Farm, Freshwater Giants.

www.aquariumperigordnoir.com
Prices: from €10.90

Biarritz Ocean

Two complementary sites: Biarritz Aquarium which, with its 5,000 fish and living organisms, is one of the most spectacular in Europe, and the Cité de l’Océan devoted to learning about the ocean.

Must-sees: the 11 m lagoon which will whisk you far away from Nouvelle-Aquitaine, and seal feeding time which is sure to delight young and old alike!

www.biarritzocean.com
www.aquariumbiarritz.com/en/

Prices: Combined (Biarritz Aquarium + the Cité de l'Océan): from €11 (child 4 to 5 years old)

Biarritz Aquarium: from €11 (child 4 - 12 years old)
Cité de l'Océan: from €9 (child 6 - 12 years old)

Limousin Aquarium

A fun-filled, family-style aquarium hosting species from around the planet. Over 300 species and 2,500 animals await you in the unusual setting of a former underground water reservoir.

Must-see: The touch pool: an activity inviting you to touch and feel the animals and to find out more about them through an expert biologist.

The extra-little-something: The Pokémon treasure hunt! The Aquarium invites children to discover 30-odd species which inspired the famous Pokémon characters; a free treasure hunt and a place where older children may charge up their Poké Ball.

aquariumdulimousin.com

Price: from €5.50 (child 3 to 12 years old)

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