CinéAqua (Paris) Aquarium

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 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

Regular Hours:
May differ on holidays

  • 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 Av. Albert de Mun, 75016 Paris, France

Official Website: Paris Aquarium

Reviews

Rated 3.9 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating We love aquariums and PARIS is beautiful. I have always loved jellyfish, and I had no idea there were so many tanks with them here. What a delightful surprise. I also enjoyed seeing many different coral, starfish, including tiny ones, a few sharks, beautifully colored fish and some things I'd never seen before. Really a great visit. It was crowded but I never felt like I had to wait too long to get a closeup view. An interesting benefit to going to the aquarium? Out front, it has a great view of the Eiffel Tower without any crowds. Highly enjoyable hour and a half. Great for families of all ages.
Eli Harlan - a month ago

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5 Star Rating The aquarium is a delightful experience, especially if you have young children, both boys and girls. The captivating shows in the aquarium cinema will undoubtedly delight them. The environment is inviting, family-friendly, and accommodating to all age groups. There are relaxation spots with seating available throughout, allowing visitors to pause, reflect, or simply take in the wonder of marine life. The aquarium boasts a diverse collection of marine species from the ocean, some of which you may not even be able to identify. It's easily accessible, making it a great choice for families with toddlers and individuals with special needs, including those in wheelchairs. Moreover, the staff in various sections of the aquarium are exceptionally friendly and accommodating. I loved it at the aquarium.
Olú Abíkóyè - 5 months ago

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5 Star Rating Visit to the aquarium was a highlight for our 4 and 6 year old boys. Such a variety, the sharks were impressive, a lot of activities. Overall entertaining experience! The location of the aquarium is great, we went for a nice walk afterwards enjoying the view of the Eiffel tower. Highly recommend for families with young kids.
Erjena Keller - 2 months ago

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5 Star Rating Wholesome! This place is one of the best aquerium I've been so far. It's really well designed and interesting with a lot of dirrents spices of fishe and shark. There's diffentes small meeting to know better some spices and yiu also pay less when you're a student or a kid. The shop is also really nice but not so affordable. The only issue is when coming in a period of vacation, their will be lots of noises and disturbing because of noisy kids.
Astrid Le gac - 2 months ago

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5 Star Rating It's not a very big aquarium but it's well maintained and I went twice within one year and had the same awesome experience! I would recommend it as an indoor activity in paris and just in front of the aquarium there is a very happening place by side of eiffel tower to hang out with group of friends/family.
Alima Ahmed - a month ago

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Directions

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