The aquarium is located opposite the Old Port of La Rochelle. On a surface of 8,445 m2, it exposes 12,000 animals of 600 different species distributed among 73 aquariums. Each year, it welcomes over 800,000 visitors, making it the most visited aquarium in France, and one of the largest aquariums in Europe.
A trip to the heart of the ocean
In 3 million liters of seawater, fragile jellyfish ... fascinating sharks, a unique journey to Dream and Understand the Sea. For 2 hours, visit the heart of the oceans, go to the meet more than 12 000 marine animals, and let yourself be surprised by the biodiversity of the Atlantic, the Mediterranean, and the tropics. The most of the visit: the audioguide (adults, children) and its anecdotes; so underwater life has no secrets! And for the children in the exhibition, a journey to their height ... to learn like the big ones.
With each visit of the novelties, and various free exhibitions in the hall. The shop, "Memories of Oceans", offers an original selection of souvenirs. On the second floor accessible independently of the visit, the "Café de l'Aquarium" restaurant offers a seasonal menu in a tropical atmosphere.
The La Rochelle aquarium is 68 km away (1h15m by car) of Les Mathes - La Palmyre.