Aquarium La Rochelle Aquarium La Rochelle

Aquarium La Rochelle



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What to expect

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!

Opening hours for the Aquarium La Rochelle

Opening hours of the Aquarium of La Rochelle
October to March
Open daily, from 10am to 8pm
April to June
Open daily, from 9am to 8pm
July and August
Open daily, from 9am to 11pm
Open daily, from 9am to 8pm

Last entrance 1h30 before closing.


  • Adult rate (from 18 years old): 16€.
  • Children's rate (from 3 to 17 years old): 12€.
  • Free admission for children under 3 years old
  • Cancellation conditions: Non-cancellable, non-refundable tickets

Practical information

  • Estimated visit time: 2 hours
  • An audioguide is available on site, for rent: 3€ for adults and 2€ for children (between 3 and 17 years old included)
  • Photos without flash are allowed
  • Animals are not allowed

Route through the Aquarium La Rochelle

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.

Top tip

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.

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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