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A pioneering research station

The Marinarium at Concarneau is the public face of Europe's oldest established marine biological... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2018
Jeremy G
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Marine Biological Station

This is not your typical Aquarium. The base of this Station Biologie Marine is studying the sea... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
mitch w
Bordeaux, France
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Reviewed 20 September 2018

The Marinarium at Concarneau is the public face of Europe's oldest established marine biological station, created in 1859. Because the reason for its existence is the study of marine life and the ever increasing problems humanity imposes on the seas and oceans, it lacks the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Jeremy G
Reviewed 16 September 2018

This is not your typical Aquarium. The base of this Station Biologie Marine is studying the sea, animals, fish, etc, and the effect of climate. So While there are several small tanks that are well done, these are here to educate the viewer, not just...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mitch w
Reviewed 27 August 2018

What a fantastic little aquarium. Some lovely informative exhibits that kept 2 small children and a couple of adults engaged and interested for over an hour. Well worth a visit, and somewhere that if I was in the area again I would be excited to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Not a very extensive aquarium but that is reflected in the admission price. Still has interesting well designed tanks and a well stocked hands on touching display. Good value and keeps the kid happy. Would have appreciated more English language signage and info.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ionracas
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Excellent facility and beautifully laid out. We spent over an hour appreciating the exhibits and details but could easily have spent half a day.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Barry S
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We visited the town as staying close by at a campsite. What a wonderful, picturesque town. Our three children loved exploring the different sea life and relished the opportunity to get up close touching and discussing the different types of sea creatures. Friendly service, good...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank katep745
Reviewed 13 September 2016

All of the signs are in French but a lovely little museum, nice little area to pick up hermit crabs and starfish etc. Definitely worth the few euros entry charge.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank hec1970
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Interesting little aquarium in a former marine biology station. Not as commercial as most aquariums but much cheaper admission. Highlights were some cool little squids and getting to touch anemones (sticky!). Commentary is all in French. Well worth a visit, our kid loved it.

Date of experience: May 2016
3  Thank Ionracas
Reviewed 19 October 2015

This is both an aquarium and a museum, actually part of the oldest biological station in Europe, and probably in the world, dating back to 1859. Surrounding the gift shop there is a complete history of the station, telling about famous scientists and their achievements....More

Date of experience: October 2015
4  Thank Torger B
Reviewed 2 September 2015

We visited here with two young children on a rainy day. The parking was easy and the place wasn't too busy. The children were free to get in and it was only €10 for two adults. There were some good things for the children, like...More

Date of experience: August 2015
6  Thank Leiakess
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