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Aquarium de Paris Tickets

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  • Dating back to 1867, Aquarium de Paris is one of the oldest aquariums in the world.
  • It also has the biggest collection of jellyfish in Europe - that's 2,500 jellyfish of around fifty different species, presented in rotation in 25 pools.
  • If you're taking your kids along, watch their eyes widen in wonder at the mermaid shows and the aquatic cinema.
  • They will also enjoy the petting pond experience, where they can stroke koi fish.
  • A key highlight at the aquarium is the shark basin - home to four different species of sharks (blacktip sharks, gray sharks, nurse sharks, and zebra sharks)!

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  • Entry ticket to the Aquarium de Paris
  • All workshops and shows that are available on the day of the visit
  • Tip: Skip the regular souvenirs, adopt a symbolic marine animal, support conservation efforts, & show off your new family member with a certificate!
  • The Paris Aquarium is accessible to visitors in wheelchairs by an external elevator, located to the left of the stairs of the main entrance. It allows you to go down to the reception.
  • The tour is gently sloping, guaranteed without stairs, and equipped with accessible lifts.
  • GIG - GIC parking spaces are available near the Aquarium.
  • Children aged below 18 years must be accompanied by an adult.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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  • With this cost-saving combo, get in touch with marine life at the Aquarium de Paris and enjoy a 1-hour Seine river cruise in Paris.
  • Enormous tanks exhibit over 13,000 aquatic creatures, ranging from those originating in Tahiti to those found right beside you in the Seine River at the Aquarium de Paris.
  • Perfect for the child in everyone, the experience offers opportunities to interact with fish and see mermaids gracefully swimming alongside other marine life.
  • Experience Paris from a unique vantage point as you glide past iconic landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Hotel de Ville, and the Louvre.
  • Your ticket grants all-day access for six months. Take advantage of the 14-language audio guides available on board during your cruise.

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  • Entry ticket to the Aquarium de Paris
  • All workshops and shows that are available on the day of the visit

Seine river cruise

  • 1-hour Bateaux Parisiens Seine River cruise (flexible ticket)
  • Audio guide in French, English, Hindi, Arabic, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Dutch, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean
  • Click here to view the Bateaux Parisien cruise route.
  • Start point: Eiffel Tower
  • Assemblee Nationale
  • Musee d'Orsay
  • Institut de France
  • Pantheon
  • Cite de la Mode
  • Hotel de Ville
  • Notre Dame
  • Conciergerie
  • Grand Palais
  • Palais Chaillot

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  • Tip: Don't forget, the Eiffel Tower is a mere 5-minute walk from the Paris Aquarium.
  • The Paris Aquarium is accessible to visitors in wheelchairs by an external elevator, located to the left of the stairs of the main entrance. It allows you to go down to the reception.
  • The tour is gently sloping, guaranteed without stairs, and equipped with accessible lifts.
  • GIG - GIC parking spaces are available near the Aquarium.
  • Children aged below 18 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Seine river cruise

  • Tips: Don't forget to take pictures of the famous Pont des Arts, known as the 'Bridge of Love,' renowned for its pedestrian walkway adorned with countless love locks.
  • Only small backpacks and regular-size handbags are allowed inside.
  • Guests with larger bags will not be allowed to enter due to a lack of storage facilities.
  • Toilets are only available on board the boats. No sanitary facilities are accessible on the pontoons.
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  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Paris Aquarium: The oldest marine wonder

Welcome to Paris Aquarium, a tourist attraction in the heart of Paris, under the hill of Chaillot between the Trocadero and the Seine in Paris.

Built in 1867, the Paris Aquarium is (literally) the ancestor of aquariums around the globe.  Today, it is home to over 13,000 sea creatures, including fishes and invertebrates from all the seas of mainland France and overseas. The number includes 38 large sharks, 2,500 jellyfish, and 700 coral colonies.

There are many secrets hidden in the Paris Aquarium!

Highlights of the Paris Aquarium

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  • World’s oldest aquarium
    Founded in 1867, Paris Aquarium is one of the oldest and most historic aquariums, globally. An inspiration for the movie “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea”, the aquarium was one of the main attractions of the Universal Exposition (an international exhibition held in Paris) in 1887.
  • Diverse marine life
    The aquarium is home to over 13,000 marine creatures, including fishes, invertebrates, sharks, and the largest jellyfish exhibit in Europe (and the only one in France).
  • The largest Medusarium in Europe
    Home to the largest jellyfish exhibit - 24 back-lit black presentation tanks, 100 laboratory tanks, and 1 jellyfish bar. The medusarium was set up to educate visitors about climate change and highlight the beauty of ocean fauna.
  • Geographical diversity
    Within the aquarium, travel from the Seine River to the tropical regions of Tahiti and New Caledonia, exploring recreated environments with vibrant-hued fish such as angelfish, clownfish, and triggerfish, offering a diverse and visually stunning journey.
  • Interactive experiences
    From feeding sessions and educative cinemas to creative exhibitions and enchanting mermaid performances, there are different experiences to have and enjoy at the Paris Aquarium.

What to see at Paris Aquarium

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Shark Basin

Europe’s biggest shark tank, featuring a massive 3 million liters of water and housing 38 sharks of four species, including blacktip reef sharks.

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Aquatic Cinema

Experience the world’s first 5D aquatic cinema, with thrilling sensory experiences including water spray and moving seats.

Tropical Aquarium

Tropical Aquarium

An exhibit featuring over 5,000 animals of over 300 species, from primitive to electric fish, across Asia, Africa, and South America.

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Seine River Aquarium

A recreation of the Seine River, this aquarium is home to aquatic life that can be found there, including fishes and crabs.

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Medusarium

An aquarium designed for jellyfish, the largest of its kind in Europe, to protect more than 50 species of jellyfish across 25 tanks.

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Mermaid Show

Be transported to the mythical kingdom of mermaids, through the narrations of Claire, the mermaid. Currently, there are four different mermaid shows running.

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Live feeding demos

Take part in the many interactive sessions hosted at the aquarium where you can learn to feed different marine species, including goldfish, carp, and other fishes.

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Koi Carp Pool

Befriend these colorful fish species as they glide about their landscaped pools. You can even touch those that might jump out to say a quick hello.

Plan your visit to the Paris Aquarium

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Timings:

  • 10 am–6 pm Monday–Sunday
  • The ticket office closes at 6 pm.
  • Open on all public holidays as per schedule

Closed on: July 14

Address: 5 Av. Albert de Mun, 75016 Paris, France

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  • By bus: 22 | 30, 32, 63 | 72 | 82
    Nearest stop: Trocadéro | Albert de Mun | Pont d'Iena | Warsaw (in order)
  • By metro: Lines 6 and 9
    Nearest stop: Trocadéro | Jena
  • By RER: RER C
    Nearest stop: Champs de Mars
  • By car: The fastest driving route from the city center (Châtelet) to the aquarium is via Quai Branly and Pont d'Iéna, which takes 15-20 minutes depending on traffic.
    Nearest parking: Kleber Longchamp
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  • Eiffel Tower: The iconic Eiffel Tower, a wrought-iron masterpiece, stands tall on the Champ de Mars. Offering panoramic views of Paris, its intricate lattice design symbolizes the city's romantic allure.
  • Louvre Museum: Nestled along the Seine, the Louvre Museum is a cultural treasure trove. Home to the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo, it houses art spanning centuries, showcasing human creativity.
  • Arc de Triomphe: The majestic Arc de Triomphe, at the top of Champs-Élysées, honors those who fought for France. Its neoclassical grandeur and panoramic views make it a symbol of national pride.
  • Orsay Museum: Housed in a former railway station, the Orsay Museum dazzles with its Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masterpieces. Monet, Van Gogh, and Degas find a captivating home here.
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  • Accessible for strollers
  • Accessible to people in wheelchairs by an exterior elevator
  • GIG-GIC parking spaces are available near the aquarium
  • Washrooms
  • Restaurant - The Club
Activities

The Paris Aquarium has an impressive number of activities to offer, especially for children. The aquarium’s interactive displays will make it a magical day out for the entire family.

  • The Aquatic Cinema runs short films and documentaries on marine life, which are educational for people of all ages.
  • Interesting exhibitions are held throughout the year. Currently on display are: Kawaii, the Japanese art of goldfish (March 23–October 25, 2024) and Renoma, an art exhibition like no other (March 2– May 3, 2024)
  • Interesting shows run throughout the year. Current shows are: Goldfish – The Quest for the Enchanted Lake, The Cinema, Mermaid/Triton show, Meet our friends, and Rémi sings “Les Comptines de la Mer”.
  • Interactive activities such as pond feeding by our biologists/caretakers and talking points.
  • Educational presentations such as The Reign of Jellyfish and Discovering Sharks.
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  • Les Ombres: Chic rooftop spot with Eiffel Tower views, serving French cuisine. 
    Price range: €50-€100/person
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  • Café de l'Homme: Upscale French dining with Eiffel Tower views. 
    Price range: €60/person
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  • Uzu: Modern Japanese cuisine in a trendy ambiance. 
    Price range: €30-€60/person
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  • Le Malakoff: Affordable, family-friendly brasserie serving classic French dishes. 
    Price range: €20-€30/person. 
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  • L'Atelier du Burger: Classic French cuisine with a contemporary twist. 
    Price range: €30-€60/person
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Frequently asked questions about the Paris Aquarium

Do I need to buy tickets to visit the Paris Aquarium?

Yes, you need to buy tickets to visit the aquarium. Entry for children below 3 years is free, children between 3-12 years are at a discounted price, and adults above 13 years are charged full price.
Note: Reduced prices are provided for students, senior citizens (above 60 years), job seekers, and persons with disabilities.

Should I book my Paris Aquarium tickets in advance?

Yes, you should book your tickets in advance (1 week) to confirm your entry to the aquarium. In case of high visitor numbers, on-site tickets may be unavailable.

What is included in my Paris Aquarium tickets?

Your Paris Aquarium tickets include entry to the aquarium and exhibitions and workshops available on that particular day.

How much time should I spend at the Paris Aquarium?

If you’re only going around the aquarium, viewing the exhibits, you can spend 2 hours. However, if you want to watch a cinema, or participate in a feeding session, or workshop, you can spend longer.

Are Paris Aquarium tickets refundable?

If you cancel your tickets 24 hours in advance, they are non-refundable.

What is the validity of my Paris Aquarium tickets?

Your tickets are valid for the day and time slot of your booking.

What are the opening hours of the Paris Aquarium?

The aquarium is open from 10 am–6 pm Monday–Sunday.
Note: Open on public holidays as per schedule. It is closed on July 14.

Where is the Paris Aquarium located?

The Paris Aquarium’s location is 5 Av. Albert de Mun, 75016 Paris, France.
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What are the things to see at the Paris Aquarium?

At the aquarium, you can see water tank exhibits of over 13,000 marine species including fishes, sharks, jellyfish, and invertebrates. There are also interesting cinemas and interactive workshops at the aquarium.

Is the Paris Aquarium open for night visits?

Yes, every Saturday the aquarium opens its doors for a unique visiting experience between 7 pm–9 pm. Your visit avails you of a free glass of champagne/soft drink.