CinéAqua (Paris) Aquarium

Built in 1867, the CinéAqua Aquarium was the first of its kind in the world

Visitors enjoying the CinéAqua Aquarium in Paris
Visitors enjoying the CinéAqua Aquarium in Paris cc licensed photo by @rgs

If you travel to Paris, be sure to visit the CineAqua Aquarium also known as the Paris Aquarium. Many visitors to Paris focus on the city's mainstays of art museums, dining and shopping, but you'll truly miss out if you limit your experience to just those activities. The CineAqua Aquarium will provide hours of enjoyment to everyone entering its doors.

The Aquarium is situated in the 16th arrondissement in Paris. A true pioneer, this aquarium was the very first of its kind having been built in 1867. Many renovations, design and engineering changes have been made since then. The new and improved CineAqua Aquarium opened its doors to the public in 2006 after a lengthy renovation. This is a place worth visiting if you like to explore the amazing world of the sea.

There are many of attractions and activities offered for both children and adult nature lovers. Guided tours, movie screenings, workshops, live performances and educational animations are just some of the attractions in store. You can get up to date information on all of these activities on the official aquarium website linked to above.

There are approximately nine thousand different species of plants at the Aquarium. There are also more than five hundred species of fish and a variety of invertebrates here. One of the highlight attractions would be the shark tank in which more than thirty different species of shark cohabitate. The Paris Aquarium uses a total of 4 million litres of water in all of its tanks. This is of course shared between the many aquariums and artificial ponds that make up the Aquarium.

There are many facilities available at Aquarium de Paris Cinéaqua that make for a more comfortable and convenient visit as well. Visitors can enjoy a meal at the aquarium as well as pick up a few trinkets and mementos at the gift shop that is on site.

CineAqua Aquarium is tucked away across the river from the Eiffel Tower in the Jardin du Trocadero.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes

Paris Aquarium Hours:
Opening hours may differ on holidays

  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Address: 5 Av. Albert de Mun, 75016 Paris, France

Official Website: Paris Aquarium

Paris Aquarium Reviews

Rated 3.9 out of 5 Star Rating

3 Star Rating This is a small aquarium, and I was surprised when we reached the end so quickly. It should be priced more accordingly for its size, around $10 or $15 a person would be more fair. My daughter is a teen and didn't even get a discount for being a student. The jellyfish exhibits were cool, and my daughter liked the section where you could touch the fish. They needed more bathrooms here as well.
Kelly D - 2 weeks ago

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3 Star Rating Good large tanks. Was nice and quiet was able to get up close to tanks and not be bombarded by other people. Good section on jellyfish. The information was on small tablets that was very slow that you end up giving up on waiting to learn about the species.
Mia Bertotti-Poland - a month ago

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5 Star Rating We love aquariums and PARIS is beautiful. I have always loved jellyfish, and I had no idea there were so many tanks with them here. What a delightful surprise. I also enjoyed seeing many different coral, starfish, including tiny ones, a few sharks, beautifully colored fish and some things I'd never seen before. Really a great visit. It was crowded but I never felt like I had to wait too long to get a closeup view. An interesting benefit to going to the aquarium? Out front, it has a great view of the Eiffel Tower without any crowds. Highly enjoyable hour and a half. Great for families of all ages.
Eli Harlan - 4 months ago

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3 Star Rating I give only 3 stars because the ticket is very expensive, 25 euro for one adult . The aquarium itself is kind of small, you can finish watching everything in one hour. This place is for the kids, they will really enjoy being here.
Sorin Preda - 3 weeks ago

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5 Star Rating Visit to the aquarium was a highlight for our 4 and 6 year old boys. Such a variety, the sharks were impressive, a lot of activities. Overall entertaining experience! The location of the aquarium is great, we went for a nice walk afterwards enjoying the view of the Eiffel tower. Highly recommend for families with young kids.
Erjena Keller - 5 months ago

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Metro / RER Line Nearest Station Walking Time
M6 and M9Trocadéro6 minutes
RER-CChamp de Mars14 minutes

How to get to Paris Aquarium by Metro / RER

By Metro: Exit Metro Line 6 or 9 at Trocadero Station and, then walk through the plaza (towards the Eifel Tower) to the Trocadéro Gardens on the other side of Palais Chaillot. The entrance to the aquarium is located in the northeast portion of the gardens in front of the large sloped glass roof.

By RER-C: Exit the RER-C at Champ de Mars Station and follow the promenade north along the River Seine to the Pont d'Iéna bridge. Walk across the bridge to the Trocadéro Gardens and look for the sloping glass roof of the entrance to your right.

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