Aquarium Tropical de la Porte Doree, Paris

4.1
#6 of 15 in Zoos & Aquariums in Ile-de-France
Built for the colonial exhibition of 1931, the former Musée des Colonies retains the tropical aquarium, Aquarium Tropical de la Porte Doree, from this period. At this site, you can experience a learning trail, primitive and electric fish, and the ocean life of Asian waters and of Africa and South America. Don’t forget to check out the unforgettable shows featuring the crocodile pit, intimidating sharks, and deadly piranhas. The crocodiles were brought from Dakar in 1948, and other watery residents include cuttlefish and luminous deep-water species.

Aquarium Tropical de la Porte Doree also features a diverse collection of aquatic fauna and flora of the warm seas, and offers many activities for children and adults to help them better understand the aquatic life and the influences man has on the environment. To plan Paris vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • The place is old but had to be renovated... A great visit for children including as young as 2 years old. The collection of fish from all over the world, turtles, crocodiles including albino, is quite impressive and well showcased. A good hour of visit that enchants the young and the old in an atmosphere of darkness that facilitates the concentration of the very young...
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  • We stayed with my family in Paris in the first week of July and went to visit this aquarium. Small but well structured. There are no sharks, little sin, but the kids this is not interested they had fun anyway. Recommended.
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  • Very nice aquarium The price was 7 euro There is lots of different fish and very unique fish
  • Beautiful building, well-stocked aquarium, well-presented and good value
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