Aquarium Mare Nostrum

Montpellier
Languedoc Roussillon
Attractions and places of interest
Zoos and Aquaria

Built in 2007 and recently extended in 2011, the Mare Nostrum Aquarium is a modern aquarium designed to immerse visitors in a spell-binding aquatic universe. 3,500 animals from 400 different species fill 24 spectacular pools, providing scenes of a variety of underwater landscapes from the tropics to the deep Atlantic.  Popular with tourist and locals alike, the aquarium has a great range of interactive exhibits including multimedia terminals and educational workshops as well as storm and hurricane simulators!

Nearby attractions

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Places to visit nearby

Montpellier in Languedoc Roussillon is a thriving and modern city near France's sunny south coast that was voted one of the New York Times' 'Places to go in 2012'.

Nîmes in Languedoc Rousillon is the home of some of the best preserved Roman monuments in the world and is especially famous for its amphitheatre.

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