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Aquarium La Rochelle



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What to expect

The first tourist site of Charente-Maritime, the Aquarium La Rochelle, offers you the opportunity to enjoy a unique journey to dream and understand the sea. Located in the heart 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 hubs of marine biodiversity in Europe.

Do you dream of seeing bull sharks, big-bellied seahorses, scorpionfish, or spotted groupers? An audio guide 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 hold any secrets for you!

Aquarium La Rochelle Hours

Open every day:
October to March: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
April to June: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
July and August: 9:00 am to 11:00 pm
September: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm

Last entry 1 hour 30 minutes before closing.


  • Adult rate (from 18 years old): €16.50
  • Child rate (3 to 17 years old): €12
  • Free entry for children under 3 years old
  • Cancellation policy: tickets cannot be canceled or refunded

Practical Information

  • Estimated visit time: 2 hours
  • An audio guide is available on-site, for rent: €3 for adults and €2 for children (aged 3 to 17)
  • Flash-free photos allowed
  • Pets not allowed

Aquarium La Rochelle Itinerary

Aquarium La Rochelle is one of the largest private aquariums in Europe. During your visit, the itinerary consists of several themes: Atlantic, Mediterranean, Jellyfish and Oceanic, Caribbean, Indo-Pacific, sharks, turtles, tropical forest, children's journey, and the gallery of lights.

You will encounter blacktip sharks, jellyfish, clownfish, turtles, seahorses... more than 12,000 marine species, each one more astonishing than the last.

For children, signage is specially designed with small drawings and other educational games.

Insider Tip

Aquarium La Rochelle is ideally located in the city center, facing the Old Port. Not far from there, you will find the Tours de La Rochelle, towering medieval fortifications not to be missed.

Customer Reviews

4.8/516 reviews

Published over a year ago
Excellent simple rapide et efficace
Client michel D
gain de temps a l'entrée de l'aquarium…
Published over a year ago
gain de temps a l'entrée de l'aquarium de la rochelle et de plus facile a commander et rapide .merci
Sylvia C.
Published over a year ago
Superb! Booked my tickets in less than a minute and went straight into the aquarium without having to queue at the ticket office. Brilliant!

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