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: No

Hours This Week:
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 6:00 PM – 1:00 AM
  • Thursday: 6:00 PM – 1:00 AM
  • Friday: 6:00 PM – 1:00 AM
  • Saturday: 6:00 PM – 1:00 AM
  • Sunday: 6:00 PM – 1:00 AM

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 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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Rated 3.5 out of 5

3 Star Rating It is an old building with an entrance that begs for renovation. The actual exhibits are sub-par for what you would expect near the River and Eiffel Tower. It's expensive and really not worth the visit unless it's cold and raining and you've done everything else. Visit an aquarium elsewhere like La Rochelle for a better experience.

Ronald Baptiste - 1 day ago

5 Star Rating Not been to an Aquarium in forever but I really enjoyed my visit! Lots of children around because all the museums were free today and the parents were taking advantage of the lack of traffic here haha. But lots of quiet spots and there were enough lulls in the children sea that it was still enjoyable! The exhibits were actually informative and well kept, really enjoyed seeing the variety of animals shown. Definitely recommend!

Mark Thomas Stevenson - 7 days ago

5 Star Rating A very fun place to visit, and the admission is very reasonable! Plan to spend some time here, as there are plenty of cool animals to look at! I went here with a group of friends, but it's also a great place to bring children.

Jessica Jacobs - 16 days ago

4 Star Rating 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 - 2 months ago

3 Star Rating 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 - 5 months ago


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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