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Aquarium Tropical de la Porte Doree

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293 avenue Daumesnil, 75012 Paris, France
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Reviewed 13 September 2018

The aquarium is very small, but interesting. I wish admission covered both exhibits in the building. Seems very expensive to pay twice. The entire building is very impressive architecture.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Starleen B
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We visited in August during a holiday to Paris. We had been visiting the zoo earlier that day so decided to walk to this aquarium afterwards which took about 10/15 minutes. Both myself and my partner work in an aquarium back home in the UK...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 14 August 2018

This small aquarium is ideal for a short visit of a couple of hours. it has an interesting range of fish and two rare albino alligators.it does have a lift to the main building but not down to the actual aquarium so it is difficult...More

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

Had a quick look on tripadvisor and thought it would be fine since all the reviews are very positive. How wrong!! So cruel. Tiny tanks for far too many fish. They look very stressed out and unhappy. Horrible experience heartbreaking ☹️ wish I hadn’t contributed...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

This aquarium isn’t the biggest by no stretch of the imagination however it’s perfect for killing a couple of hours. The exterior of the building is beautiful with the finest detail in the design. Upon entering the building you will head to the ticket desk...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Was happy to visit this morning the beautiful aquarium, one of the oldest in the world from 1931 with fish from all around the world, as well as understand better museum of immigration for France last 200 years. The building is very beautiful modern art....More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 6 July 2017

We live in the East of Paris and so this Aquarium is a 25 minute walk from home and it is very much worth it. My son, who is 2, visited a few weeks ago with his nanny and enjoyed it and so we took...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank David P
Reviewed 5 January 2017

If you enjoy underwater live and are not looking for the biggest, the most dangerous or he most colourful fishes in the world you are in the right place. There is a lot to be seen and the descriptions are well made. With an entry...More

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank MarcelGeiheem
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We came to visit the building mainly, but did enjoy the aquarium a lot. The incredibly coloured shrimp at the entry where the highlight for me

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed 12 April 2016

We have visited some pretty cool and big aquariums so this one doesn't compare much. However if you have an hour to kill, on a rainy day for example, or/and if you want to show your kids something nice, it's a pleasant enough and relaxing...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Bercy / Nation
Nestled between the Seine, Bastille, and Père Lachaise
lies a peaceful side of town where wide avenues and
impressive buildings accompany green spaces and small
parks. Landscaped havens are plentiful, from the Bercy
Park to La Coulée Verte and most impressively the Bois
de Vincennes, which even contains a medieval castle on
its doorstep. For an escape from the masses head to
this calming neighbourhood where real Parisians make
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Response from George19802013 | Reviewed this property |
Hello Coral84! No need at all for a tour to be booked...you will be able to wander around the aquarium with a lot off ease!You could also visit the new Paris zoo...a bit pricey but if the weather is nice you will enjoy... More