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the Aquarium of Vendée

Welcome to the Aquarium de Vendée

The Aquarium of Vendée is one of the places not to be missed in this area of central-western France. The establishment attracts many visitors every year, including families who come to spend good times with their children, often very young. Children marvel at the discovery of the many species found in the Aquarium of Vendée, and it is hoped that their visit will awaken their interest in science and biodiversity.

Here visitors have the chance to discover five hundred species of marine animals and invertebrates. Several Atlantic or Mediterranean animals are present in the aquarium, such as turbot, perlon gurnard, shortnose seahorses and lobster. In addition, there are animals from the Indo-Pacific (coachman fish, clown fish…) and other seas of the world (frog fish, archer fish…), not forgetting sharks and rays (grey sculpin shark, guitar ray, black tip shark…).

Among the must-see features of the aquarium is a space dedicated to luminescence and ocean depths home to amazing creatures.

Prepare your visit to the Aquarium de Vendée


For 1 hour and a half of open house, it is necessary to count :

  • 13.80 € for an adult (from 13 years old)
  • 9.80 € for a child
  • 9.80 € for an adult with a disability
  • 9.80 € for a disabled companion
  • 5.80 € for a child with a disability

The visit is free for children under 3 years old.
The Aquarium de Vendée also offers good deals for families, students or subscribers.

  • Good plan for families : 47.20 € for 2 adults and 3 children (from 3 to 12 years old)
  • Good plan for students : 12.50 € for 1 person
  • Good plan for adult subscribers : 29 € for 1 person over 13 years old, for unlimited visits
  • Good plan for children subscribers : 22 € for 1 person from 3 to 12 years old, for unlimited visits.

Practical information

The Aquarium de Vendée is fully covered and on one level, and is accessible to people with reduced mobility. Several seating areas are available along the visit circuit. In addition, guide dogs are allowed on the site.

In addition, the snack bar “L’Hippocampe” welcomes visitors in July-August, every day from 11 am to 7 pm. Customers can choose from a variety of dishes that are sure to delight the taste buds: paninis, hamburgers, savory dishes, French fries, sweet desserts, pancakes, ice cream… After a visit to the aquarium, there is nothing like spending a good time with family or friends over a drink on the covered terrace outside this small restaurant. Holidaymakers can also consider, afterwards, to take part in pony rides.

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