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.
Facts For Your VisitFee: 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
|Metro / RER Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|M6 and M9||Trocadéro||6 minutes|
|RER-C||Champ de Mars||14 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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Ratedout of 5
We visited on a quiet weekend Sunday. If you have been to the top aquariums in the US, this won't be very impressive, but they do have a few creatures we hadn't seen in the many US aquariums.
Liz T - 1 month ago
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 - 2 months ago
Really enjoyed it. It's small, but worth the visit (maybe a two hours visit if you take your time).
David Larouche - 3 months ago
A great place to learn just beside Trocadero and in front of the Eiffel tower. Many species of sea life including medusas and sharks. Family friendly.
Humberto Gallegos - 4 months ago
Best to go on the Paris Pass. Small but kids loved it. Our family of 5 would have cost 100€, too pricey for what u get. Paris Pass is available on Viator and includes this as part of 60 attractions free entry.
Michelle Luna - 5 months ago