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3 Aquariums to explore in Nouvelle-Aquitaine


The Nouvelle-Aquitaine region is the largest region of France with an area of 84,035.7 kilometer square. Tourism is an important sector in a region with significant assets, starting with a mild and sunny climate, wine tourism, many heritage sites, sandy beaches for surfers, and mountains for skiers.

Aquarium du Périgord Noir
Aquarium du Périgord Noir99 Allée Paul-Jean Souriau, 24260 Le Bugue, France

The Périgord Noir aquarium is, with more than 6,000 fish, the largest private freshwater aquarium in France . It is located in the Dordogne department , in the commune of Bugue , just next to the village of Bournat. Pike , catfish , sturgeon and other fluvial species are presented to the public through bay windows. Different species of fish are visible in the different rooms of the aquarium.

Biarritz Aquarium
Biarritz AquariumPlateau de l'Atalaye, 64200 Biarritz, France

The Biarritz aquarium is the first maritime museum in Biarritz was created in 1871 by the Marquis Léopold de Folin. It underwent the first renovation in 1992 inorder to house an important collection of marine animals and stuffed birds. It now presents the marine life of the Bay of Biscay and information on fishing techniques, cetaceans, whaling, and the life of sailors. Its terrace contains a shop, the outdoor seal pool where the seals eat, and offers a panoramic view of the coast.

La Rochelle Aquarium
La Rochelle AquariumQuai Louis Prunier, 17000 La Rochelle, France

La Rochelle’s aquarium is one of Europe’s largest private aquariums, with over 12,000 marine animals. But entering the family-friendly space often involves a long wait. You can meet over 12 000 marine animals, and be amazed by the biodiversity of the Atlantic, Mediterranean Sea and Tropics.

Map of Aquariums to explore in Nouvelle-Aquitaine