Océanopolis

Brest
Brittany
Attractions and places of interest
Zoos and Aquaria

A huge exciting exhibition of all things connected with the sea. You'll need a full day here, with aquariums, film & live shows and over 1000 kinds of living creatures. Discover the oceans in 3 pavilions: Polar (penguins, seals & a real ice floe); Tropical (underwater views of sharks & coral reefs) and Temperate (aspects of the sea around Brittany including seals & jellyfish). A new exhibition, 'Abysses' explains the wonders and diversity of marine life. Shops, restaurants (traditional & self service) & bar.

Nearby attractions

Located at the mouth of the river Penfeld, the Château de Brest is the oldest monument in Brest. Strategically placed, this military fortress has over 1,700 years of history in its original role - from the Roman castellum to...

A medieval tower, built on a raised earthwork called a motte, the Tour Tanguy is believed to have been built during the Breton War of Succession. Part of the city's main defences that worked in conjuction with the Château de...

Explore this small peninsula, with its jagged edges eaten away by the sea, that is located between Douarnenez and Brest. With its spectacular sea views, rugged cliffs and caves, as well as tiny coves and inlets, the area is a...

Descend into the magical realm of fairtyales, myths and Arthurian legend at the Armorique Natural Park.

Places to visit nearby

Brest in Brittany is a port city with a strong military history and is home to Océanopolis, a huge ocean discovery centre that is the only one of its kind in Europe.

St Pol de Léon in Brittany is an historic town known for its religious heritage and the vegetable farming around the town, which made it one of the largest market-garden regions in Europe.

Morlaix in Brittany is a medieval town famous for its 19th century viaduct, charming 16th century half-timber houses and the beautiful Bay of Morlaix.

Nearby events

Brest European Short Film Festival

Short films with plenty of surprises in store.The European Short Film Festival in Brest opens with...

Autumn Habitat Expo in Brest

House and home.The Habitat expo has toured several large towns in the West (Vannes, Brest and...

Cabinets de Curiosités, exhibition

A fantastical curiosity Discover the curious tradition of the cabinet of curiosities in this new...