CinéAqua Paris

The Paris aquarium (also known as CinéAqua) combines the usual fish tanks with art, live shows and films, both nature films and cinema films. It has
an education program and is an activity center for children. When we were there in March 2013, it was so crowded that it was difficult to move around.
http://cineaqua.com/index.php/en/

Adults might find the National Maritime Museum, at the top of the steps on the other wing, more interesting. http://www.musee-marine.fr/paris

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The aquarium is in the park next to Esplanade du Trocadero, opposite the Eiffel Tower.

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The entrance just behind the ticket counters. You walk down a curve, as can be seen from the visitors map:
http://www.cineaqua.com/index.php/en/visitor-map

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The aquarium has two floors, and you enter at the upper level.

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One of the first display rooms. Note the artwork on the pillar on the right.

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One of many art displays.

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There are several large tanks like this.

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A hermit crab

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Moray eels

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Clear signs with information about the fish

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Art exhibition

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Live coral. There are seating areas in front of many of the tanks.

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A cove with smaller tanks

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Egg cases from sharks or skates (rays).

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The pirate section

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Photos and videos

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The cinema, free entrance. The film shown this time was Ice Age II.

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Captain Nemo’s office in the Nautilus

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The largest tank at the center of the aquarium

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Lots of seating, which was well filled

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The tunnel through the large tank

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A touching pond with carp

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The theater at the end of the aquarium

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The tank at the boutique and coffee shop where you leave the aquarium.

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