Right in the heart of the city, in the Trocadéro gardens, the Cinéaqua, the Paris aquarium, offers an unforgettable spectacle for young and old alike, with some sixty tanks allowing you to discover more than 13,000 fish and invertebrates from all the seas of France.
Discover one of the largest shark pools in France, with 3 million litres of water, a pool for stroking Koi carp and many interactive activities and shows for all ages every day. In fact, you can watch cartoons and educational documentaries in the two cinemas present.
Located under the Trocadéro gardens, the Aquarium de Paris is the ancestor of all aquariums in the world, as it was built for the Universal Exhibition of 1867. It was closed in 1984 due to decay, before reopening to the public in 2006 after a complete reconstruction.
Today it welcomes 700,000 visitors a year, holds 4 million litres of water and is home to 13,000 fish and invertebrates from all the seas of mainland France and overseas, including 38 large sharks, 2,500 jellyfish and 700 coral colonies.
In this touch pool, you can stroke the koi carp, famous for swimming against the current. The koi fish symbolises good luck and prosperity in Japanese culture. You are allowed to dip your hands in the water and feed them.
Prepare to see over 2,500 jellyfish dancing in high-tech tanks, including the largest jellyfish on display in Europe.
The number of jellyfish increases regularly, thanks to international partnerships, and the aquarium’s 25 species are presented on a rotating basis.
The Paris Aquarium has the largest shark tunnel in Europe and displays 38 large sharks of five different species: blacktip, grey, nurse, zebra and smaller sculpin sharks.
These predators are considered the top of the oceanic food chain and are fed three times a week with about 2 kg of food at each meal.
The aquarium is open every weekday and on weekends, Monday to Sunday, from 10 am to 6 pm. There is a night visit on Saturday evenings until 21.00. It is closed on 14 July.
In the heart of the Trocadero, the Cinéaqua is easily reached using public transport such as the metro, line 9, stop Iéna, lines 6 and 9, stop Trocadéro or RER C, stop Champs de Mars.
Alternatively, you can use the numerous buses serving the area: n° 22 and 30, Trocadéro stop, n° 32 – 63, Albert de Mun stop, n° 72, Pont de Iena stop and n° 82, Varsovie stop.
The Cinéaqua is located in the Trocadéro gardens.
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