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

Open Now: Yes! Some attractions may restrict entry prior to their closing time.

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

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 3.4 out of 5

4 Star Rating A little dark, which puts off the little ones at first, it has a nice collection of species and a limited number of environments, exhibits and areas, but it all adds up to a nice experience. There is a restaurant where you can have lunch if you arrive early and there is a mermaids show too a little after noon. They pride their shark exhibits and collection. There is a nice large koi pond where children can play with the fish ...

Carlos Miranda Levy - 1 month ago

4 Star Rating Nice aquarium. Really good place to get some relax from the busy Paris life.

Baluma1 - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating A good place to go to with (or without) young children on rainy and cold days.

Yael Luxman-Bahat - 2 months ago

4 Star Rating Visit took us an hour and a bit (we did not watch movies or listen to the French explanations), just enjoyed the fish tanks and the touch pool. Pros: translations to FR, EN, ES ; fairly big (as for the city center), central location, touch pool!!! (Really awesome) Cons: extremely annoying hand dryers in the bathroom that turn off constantly, lack of more diversified activities for adults (some efforts made for the kids but less for adults, for example does it really cost so much to play those documentaries every hour or so??)

Deimantė S - 3 months ago

4 Star Rating Very decent aquarium considering it's at the center of Paris. Some nice tanks albeit not the biggest ones in Europe/France. Good educational signs and a cool fish nursery. Great place to spend some time on a rainy weekend.

Pierrick Wainschtein - 5 months 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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