Cineaqua Aquarium Paris

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 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.

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

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes

Currently Closed

Hours This Week:
  • 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 Avenue Albert de Mun, 75016 Paris, France

Phone: 01 40 69 23 23

Official Website: Cineaqua Aquarium Paris

Map of nearby accommodations: Booking.com

Directions

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

Rated 3.8 out of 5Aquarium de Paris Star Rating

5 Star Rating Friendly staff and beautiful fish. Located near the famous Eiffel Tower, the aquarium is easy to find and can be easily accessed by everyone. There are also many attractions for children of all ages. It can be a bit dark in there since the whole aquarium is situated in the underground but it depends. We really loved the koi pond and would definitely recommend the aquarium of Paris.

Ally Band - 3 days ago

4 Star Rating Good selection of fish. Good selection of jelly fish. Good fish petting area. What more do you want out of an aquarium?

Dan Maund - 10 days ago

4 Star Rating Really great experience. I have never seen such a big aquarium. It seems there is a structure in concept and you could see a lot of animals. There is also an good restaurant. It was only a pitty that the food on the buffet was cold.

Plass Joscha - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating What a beautiful place! I was surprised by the rich collection of fish they have. All tanks perfectly lighted, in perfect condition, grouped by easily understandable themes. That shark tank is fascinating. You can spend hours watching these amazing animals, from different sides including a small amphitheater. If you are not in a hurry, it will take you over two hours to see it all and it’s two hours well spent.

Jean-Paul Audouy - 1 month ago

3 Star Rating A nice place to visit with children but certainly not worth the money you pay. There's a nice atmosphere and everything is well presented. The spectacle with the mermaid was nice to see but was really surprised that they only make announcements in French given that half of the people must be non French speakers. The buffet restaurant is extremely over priced (€21 per person) for very average quality and they make under 3s pay 6 euros. Most under 2s won't eat the food at the buffet anyway so this is basically a baby tax. Very disappointing.

Steven Strachan - 1 month ago

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Sit back and enjoy the relaxing music as you watch the many different varieties of sealife in this video filmed at the Paris Aquarium

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