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Paris Aquarium – what to expect, tickets, prices, timings

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The Paris Aquarium is a captivating destination with an impressive collection of marine life and exhibits offering an immersive and educational experience for both young and old alike. 

Also known as Cinéaqua, the Paris Aquarium takes you on a fascinating journey to the mesmerizing realm of the oceans and the underwater world. 

Whether you are a marine enthusiast, nature lover, or a curious explorer, the Aquarium is a must-visit attraction for everyone.

This article covers everything you must know before booking tickets for the Paris Aquarium.

What to expect at the Paris Aquarium

Stepping inside the Aquarium de Paris is like stepping into an enchanted realm of vibrant colors, unique creatures, and hidden treasures. 

Originally opened in 1867 as one of the oldest aquariums in the world, the Paris Aquarium has a collection of 13,000 marine species, including 38 large sharks, 2,500 jellyfish, and 700 coral colonies that represent various ecosystems from around the world.

Marvel at the Medusarium, the largest jellyfish exhibition in Europe, with 50 species presented in rotation in 25 pools. 

Walk through France’s largest transparent shark tank, with 3,000,000 L of water and 38 great sharks, for an immersive experience of the rare opportunity to witness these magnificent predators up close.

Discover numerous themed areas, workshops, conservation programs, and interactive exhibits as you explore a wide range of aquatic habitats and the incredible diversity of life beneath the surface. 

Caress Koi carp at the Aquarium’s petting pond and bond with them.

Watch an educational film or documentary at the cinema halls of the Aquarium and get riveting insights into marine life.

Buy marine-themed souvenirs at the onsite gift shop and grab a bite at one of the several dining options serving delicious cuisine with a view of the Eiffel Tower.


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Where to book tickets

Tickets for Aquarium de Paris Cinéaqua are available online in advance or at the attraction’s cash desk.

Online ticket prices tend to be cheaper than tickets at the venue.

When you buy online, you can avoid the long queues at the attraction’s ticket counters.

When you book early, you also get your preferred time slot.

Because some attractions sell a limited number of tickets, during peak days they may sell out. Booking early helps avoid last-minute disappointments.

How do online tickets work

Go to the Paris Aquarium booking page, and select your preferred date, time slot, and number of tickets to buy the tickets.

Once you purchase Paris Aquarium tickets, they get delivered to your email address. 

There is no need to get printouts of the ticket. 

You can show the e-ticket on your smartphone when you visit the attraction.

It’s best to bring along your official photo ID.

Paris Aquarium ticket prices

Aquarium Paris tickets are priced at €21 for all adults 13 years or older.

Tickets for children aged between three to 12 costs €15 while infants under three years get free admission.

The Paris Aquarium also takes reservations for night visits on Saturdays.

Entry to children under 18 will only be allowed in accompaniment of an adult.

Discount tickets

Paris Aquarium offers reduced ticket for minors with a disability, students, senior citizens (60 years and over), job seekers, persons with a disability (mobility inclusion card – CMI), and first accompanying person (if mentioned mobility inclusion card – CMI).

ID proof will be requested at the cash desk of the venue.

Paris Aquarium tickets

Paris Aquarium tickets
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A ticket to the Cinéaqua gives you access to the 3500 square ft. venue full of global marine species.

Be bowled over by the dreamy mermaid shows and other exhibits.

Immerse in the virtual reality spaces that allow you to fetch objects directly from the bottom of the shark tank.

Ticket Prices

Adult Ticket (13 years and older): €21
Child Ticket (3 to 12 years): €15
Infant Ticket (up to 3 years): Free

Combo tickets

If you’re a local or international tourist, combo tickets are something you should know about.

There are a few iconic tourist attractions near Paris Aquarium, some of which are just a few minutes walk away, and combo tickets can help you visit them all by booking just once.

You can buy a Paris Aquarium ticket in combination with tickets for Paris Zoo, Thoiry ZooSafari, Family Cruise on the Seine, Zoo Jardin des Plantes, and Chocolate Museum.

Paris Zoo + Aquarium de Paris

Paris Zoo + Aquarium de Paris
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Distance: 20 km (12 miles)
Time Taken: 30 minutes by car

A Paris Zoo + Aquarium de Paris combo ticket gives you access to the Paris Aquarium as well as the Paris Zoo, where you can see animals from all around the world in their natural habitat.

The Cinéaqua, Paris Zoo, also known as Parc Zoologique de Paris, is spread over 14.5 hectares with a 4,000 m2 tropical rainforest-filled greenhouse and five biozones of various animal habitats.

A haven for animal lovers, Parc Zoologique de Paris, takes you on a safari to remember.

Get a 10% discount on booking this combo ticket online.

Ticket Cost: €41

Thoiry ZooSafari + Aquarium de Paris

Thoiry ZooSafari + Aquarium de Paris
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Distance: 50 km (31 miles)
Time Taken: 1 hour by car

The Thoiry ZooSafari and Aquarium de Paris combo ticket gives you access to the Paris Aquarium as well as priority access to Thoiry ZooSafari, where you can see over 800 animals in their natural lifestyle from your car.

The Thoiry ZooSafari is spread over 150-hectare land, opening you to the world of over 100 different species of animals.

Witness everything from France’s first Komodo dragons to the world’s biggest apes, feed lions while walking through the lion tunnel, explore the Mysterious Island and Château de Thoiry, and much more!

Get a 7% discount on booking this combo ticket online.

Ticket Cost: €52

Family Cruise on the Seine + Aquarium de Paris

Family Cruise on the Seine + Aquarium de Paris
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Distance: 1.5 km (0.9 miles)
Time Taken: 5 minutes by car

The Family Cruise on the Seine and Aquarium de Paris combo ticket gives you access to the Paris Aquarium as well as Family Cruise on the Seine, where you can explore the Seine River on a boat.

Meet at Port de Suffren, a five-minute drive from Aquarium de Paris, to embark on a voyage filled with fun anecdotes about the city of Paris and its history.

Get access to a live guide and an audio guide.

Get a 7% discount on booking this combo ticket online.

Ticket Cost: €41

Aquarium de Paris + Zoo Jardin des Plantes

Aquarium de Paris + Zoo Jardin des Plantes
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Distance: 7 km (4 miles)
Time Taken: 30 minutes by car

The Aquarium de Paris and Zoo Jardin des Plantes combo ticket gives you access to the Paris Aquarium as well as priority access to Zoo Jardin des Plantes, one of the oldest zoos in the world!

Zoo Jardin des Plantes, also known as the Ménagerie, homes over 1200 different species, including the endangered ones.

Going strong since 1794, the ancient Ménagerie buildings are a gorgeous sight that you cannot miss.

Ticket Cost: €39

Chocolate Museum + Aquarium de Paris

Chocolate Museum + Aquarium de Paris
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Distance: 6 km (3.7 miles)
Time Taken: 30 minutes by car

The Aquarium de Paris and Chocolate Museum combo ticket gives you access to the Paris Aquarium as well as the Chocolate Museum, a place bound to evoke chocolate cravings in you.

The Chocolate Museum takes you 4,000 years back to the roots of the first usage of cacao by the Olmec.

Learn about everything from the processing of cacao seeds into your favorite chocolates to its relationship with Maya and Aztecs.

Get a 10% discount on booking this combo ticket online.

Ticket Cost: €36

Save time & money! Buy Paris Museum Pass and visit over 60 famous attractions in and around Paris. Book now and explore museums and monuments such as the Louvre and Versailles.


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How to reach Paris Aquarium

Paris Aquarium is located in Trocadéro Gardens, Paris.

Address: 5 avenue Albert de Mun, Jardins du Trocadéro – 75016 Paris. Get Diections

The Cinéaqua can be easily reached by public transport or car.

By Bus

The nearest station to the Paris Aquarium is the Trocadéro station, serviceable by line 22. 

Trocadéro station is a one-minute walk from the Aquarium.

Other nearby stations are Albert de Mun, serviceable by 30, 32, or 63; Pont d’Iéna via 72; and Varsovie via 82.

By Train

Take line C, terminating at Champs de Mars, a 15-minute walk from Aquarium de Paris. 

By Metro

Board line 6 or 9 to reach Trocadéro metro station, a three-minute walk from the Aquarium.

You can also reach the destination via Iéna (Line 9), a one-minute walk from the Cinéaqua.

By Car

If you’re driving by car, turn on Google Maps and get started!

You can park your vehicle at the public parking five minutes from the Aquarium by reserving your spot in advance.

Opening hours of Paris Aquarium

The Aquarium Paris opens every day of the week from 10 am to 6 pm.

The tills close at 6 pm, and by 7 pm, you must be out of the Aquarium.

Night visits on Saturday evenings start from 7 pm to 9 pm, with the last entry at 8 pm.

The Aquarium is closed on July 14 and open on public holidays at the usual times.

How long does the tour take

On average, a trip to the Paris Aquarium takes 4 hours to complete.

The duration may vary depending on whether you watch the documentary or stop to shop or eat, whether it’s a weekday or weekend, and more.

Best time to visit Paris Aquarium

The best time to visit Paris Aquarium is when it opens at 10 am.

In the morning, the aquarium sees less crowd and offers ample space to walk and take pictures.

We recommend visiting L’Aquarium de Paris on weekdays rather than weekends, preferably in the morning or afternoon, to evade the crowd.

The Aquarium is more crowded on certain holidays like Christmas and All Saints Day, so plan your trip.

FAQs about the Paris Aquarium 

Here are some questions visitors usually ask before visiting the Paris Aquarium.

Where can I purchase Paris Aquarium tickets?

You can conveniently purchase your Paris Aquarium tickets here.

Is there any map for the Paris Aquarium?

Yes, the aquarium has a map that helps exploring the aquarium comfortably.

When is the last admission to the Paris Aquarium?

The last permissible admission is an hour before the closing time of the Aquarium.

Is there a cafeteria or restaurant at the Paris Aquarium?

Yes, guests can stop for a small lunch or snack break at the Boutique de l’Aquarium. The cafe is open all days of the week from 10 am to 7 pm.

Is Paris Aquarium accessible for guests with disabilities?

Yes, the Aquarium de Paris is completely accessible to visitors in wheelchairs via an exterior lift at the main entrance. 
The visit route is gently sloping, without stairs, and equipped with accessible lifts. 
Parking reserved for guests with disabilities is also available near the Aquarium.

Is there a bag deposit facility at the Paris Aquarium for tourists?

No, there are no lockers or baggage drop facilities at the venue. Hence, big bags, two-wheel helmets, suitcases, etc., aren’t allowed in the Aquarium de Paris.

Sources
# Aquariumdeparis.com
# Visitsealife.com
# Tripadvisor.com

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