If you travel to Paris, be sure to visit the CineAqua Aquarium also known as simply 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.
Facts For Your VisitFee: Yes
Open Now: NoHours This Week:
- Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Address: 5 Avenue Albert de Mun, 75016 Paris, France
Phone: 01 40 69 23 23
Official Website: Cineaqua Aquarium Paris
|Metro / RER Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|M6 and M9||Trocadéro||6 minutes|
|RER-C||Champ de Mars||14 minutes|
How to get to Cineaqua Aquarium Paris 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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Ratedout of 5
It's a small aquarium in Paris full of interesting things to see. Your children will love to explore and find out about these fish and Aquatic animals. This is a beautiful place to visit with family and children.
Mandy Phan - 8 days ago
Small but very nice aquarium, the tanks looked to be maintained well. Some are a bit small though and would like to see aquariums stop with the touch tanks as it isn't good for the fish.
Steven Hall - 21 days ago
Small aquarium. Was not crowded during our visit. Prices may seem expensive but I think it is necessary for the well-being of the animals. Very small pond for the sharks though.
Onur Oguz - 1 month ago
Learn about the world's marine life at the Aquarium de Paris Watch fairy and pirate show for kids Touch and feed the fish in an interactive touch pool Discover more with fish related documentaries and cartoons in the cinemas. Do not miss Mermaid love story show.(Real girl in the water as Mermaid)Loved it See sharks, sea urchins, and sting rays.Kids will Love it as well as adults. Over all, It was good experience.Must go.
Arif Mohd - 2 months ago
A fun visit with some very interesting creatures. At 20,50€ for an adult ticket, it was a little pricey. The place is clearly aimed at families, with fun and entertaining activities. Unfortunately, the educational aspects suffer as there was relatively little information about the species. Very pretty jellyfish though.
Baron Malcolm Hasslinger - 3 months ago