France - - Sea Life - Aquar­ium La Rochelle

Aquar­ium La Rochelle is one of the largest aquar­i­ums in Europe, with over 70 tanks and around 12,000 sea crea­tures on dis­play. The aquar­ium also houses an im­por­tant ob­ser­va­tion and care cen­tre for sea turtles, which re­ceives stranded turtles from along the length of the French At­lantic Coast. aquar­ium-larochelle.com

La Cité de la Mer, Cher­bourg

Cher­bourg’s La Cité de la Mer is housed un­der the Art Deco vault of

the city’s old Gare Mar­itime Transat­lan­tique, built in 1933. As well as an aquar­ium, it boasts an ex­hi­bi­tion space that fea­tures Le Red­outable, the largest sub­ma­rine in the world that can be vis­ited by the pub­lic. cit­ede­lamer.com

Ocea­nop­o­lis, Brest

Brest’s Ocea­nop­o­lis has three the­matic pavil­ions: ‘Trop­i­cal’ (in­clud­ing a shark tank), ‘Po­lar’ (in­clud­ing ot­ters), and one ded­i­cated to the bio­di­ver­sity of the Bre­ton coast. ocea­nop­o­lis.co.uk

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