4.2 Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • Address: Port de Plaisance du Moulin Blanc, 29200 Brest, France
  • Timings: 09:30 am - 06:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +33-298344040
  • Ticket Price: 20 EUR
  • Time Required: 05:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Aquarium, Family And Kids

Europe’s largest open air aquarium; covering three structures, fifty aquariums, and a thousand species of animals; is possibly responsible for about 60% of all European marine research!

The highlights are:

  • Tropical Pavilion: covers the Shark Tank, a wall of live coral, the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea, Mangroves, and a tropical Greenhouse:
  • Polar Pavilion: Penguin Rookery, Seal Pool, Cold Oceans.
  • Temperate Pavilion: Kelp Forest, Jellyfish, Eelgrass Herbarium, the AbyssBox, and the Touch Pool.
  • Bioderversity Pavilion.

Plan to spend nearly a whole day here if you want your money’s worth, especially if you’re here with your family. Wonderfully presented and easily accessible, this is Brest’s favourite attraction.

Oceanopolis Travel Tips

  • Get the park map from the attraction website.
  • There is a café, a bar and a brewery.
  • Best to come on the weekend.
  • Free car parking with reserved areas for the disabled and mobility impaired.
  • The whole park is wheelchair accessible.
  • Check out the souvenir shop.

Entrance Ticket Details For Oceanopolis

  • EUR 12.80: ages 3-13 and motor disabled adults
  • EUR 16.30: students
  • Free for under 3
  • For staying overnight at Oceanopolis, check out the attraction website.

Oceanopolis Hours

  • All times given are for 2015. They may change in the coming year.

How to Reach Oceanopolis

  • Line 3 Lambezellec - Oceanopolis by Palaren.

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  • Oceanopolis Address: Port de Plaisance du Moulin Blanc, 29200 Brest, France
  • Oceanopolis Contact Number: +33-298344040
  • Oceanopolis Timing: 09:30 am - 06:30 pm
  • Oceanopolis Price: 20 EUR
  • Best time to visit Oceanopolis(preferred time): 10:00 am - 01:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Oceanopolis: 05:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Brest include Oceanopolis in their plan

  • 89.8% of people start their Oceanopolis visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 5 Hrs to see Oceanopolis

Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Oceanopolis

People normally club together Cours Dajot and Jardin Du Conservatoire Botanique while planning their visit to Oceanopolis.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Oceanopolis Reviews & Ratings

  • Beautiful place with three different exhibits. One for tropical fauna, one for Arctic, and a very unique exhibit for the Bretagne region. Informative, fun, and with English translations for everything. There is also an English audio tour. Had a great time. Food was a bit expensive, but that's what happens in tourist attractions. There is a space for picnics though, inside and outside, so you could in theory bring your own food in.

  • Nice place, but far from being top of the line. Aquarium is impressive, but only tropical area - cold area lacks qnimals. I was impressed with size of some tanks. You can see some of the sharks quite up close and it was a great opportunity for some awesome photos and videos! I recommend a visit, but you will hardly want to return.

  • An inspiring day at the aquarium. I came to the revelation that it took 2 billion years of evolution to evolve a creature sufficiently intelligent to appreciate, even recognize the existence of, all the other previously evolved creatures on earth; and we learn, the only creature having this mind capacity, is the same who is capable and effective at destroying that what it appreciates... On the lighter side, I became aware that male sharks have 2 penis like appendages, and that the males violently and passionatly bite the female during sex, as she rolls over and accepts his sperm deep inside her; that is on video display...

  • We had a great time, well worth the money and great memories made.

  • Exhibition, especially tropical 5star. Arctic 4 star. Massive downgrade as everything besides "thanks good bye" French only, this is a no-go in today's world with significant international tourists... Finally exhibition "Normandy" appears to be Gift Shop only..

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