The number one tourist site in the region of Charente-Maritime, the Aquarium of La Rochelle offers you the opportunity to enjoy a unique trip to experience and understand the sea. Located in the centre of the city, facing the Old Port, the complex is home to more than 12,000 animals belonging to 600 species. This exceptional diversity makes the aquarium one of the largest marine biodiversity centres in Europe.
Do you dream of seeing bull sharks, big-bellied seahorses, scorpion fish or spotted groupers? An audioguide will allow you to discover the specificities of each species. After this wonderful visit, the secrets of the Atlantic, the Mediterranean, and the Tropics will no longer be a secret for you!
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|Opening hours of the Aquarium of La Rochelle|
|October to March|
|April to June|
|July and August|
Last entrance 1h30 before closing.
The Aquarium La Rochelle is one of the largest private aquariums in Europe. During your visit, the itinerary consists of several themes: Atlantic, Mediterranean, Medusa and Oceanic, Caribbean, Indo-Pacific, sharks, turtles, tropical forest, children's trip and the gallery of lights.
You will encounter blacktip sharks, jellyfish, clown fish, turtles, seahorses... more than 12,000 marine species all surprising each other.
For children, signs are specially designed with small drawings and other educational games.
Aquarium La Rochelle is ideally located in the centre of the city, facing the Old Port. Not far from there, you will find the La Rochelle Towers, breathtaking medieval fortifications not to be missed.