CinéAqua (Paris) Aquarium
Built in 1867, the CinéAqua Aquarium was the first of its kind in the world
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
Official Website: Paris AquariumFee: Yes
Hours may be subject to change. Please verify on the official website.
- 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
5 avenue Albert de Mun
Phone: +33 1 40 69 23 23
Sherri S. Oct-28-2019
We only came because it was on the Pair Pass, otherwise wouldn't paid 80 euros for the 4 of us to see. I do love aquariums but this one very small for the... Read More
Yesenia R. Dec-01-2021
Decided to take my son to this aquarium as he loves fish and it was part of our Paris Pass. The aquarium is smaller than most, but it was pretty cute and we... Read More
Andrew H. Mar-29-2022
Really good music selection with a mix of pop, edm, and rap. You just had to buy a table to enter and the tables costed €250, so pretty expensive for the... Read More
Accommodations near Paris Aquarium:
|Metro / RER Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|M6 and M9||Trocadéro||6 minutes|
|RER-C||Champ de Mars||14 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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