Visiting Nausicaá in Boulogne-Sur-Mer, France
When you are visiting the Côte d’Opale in France, you have to visit Nausicaá in Boulogne-Sur-Mer.
Nausicaá is the biggest aquarium in Europe, with over 2,500 species (or 58,000 animals) calling it home. There are not only animals living in and around our seas and oceans but also numerous reptiles. A lot of thought and care went into the different “habitats” of the animals.
It is not only the biggest aquarium but also one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. When you enter the fabulous underwater world, you just have to follow the numbers who will guide you through all the amazing things to see.
Kids will love it: there are so many things to see: the sharks that literally swim a few inches from them, penguins, sea lions up close and of course we cannot forget Nemo ?
We had an amazing afternoon there: Nausicaá really is a must when you are in the neighborhood.
Some practical details
Nausicaá is open every day of the year. Check the website for the opening hours because they vary depending on the season.
Tickets can be bought online or at the ticket counter
You can park underground, but near the beach, there are also some free parking spots. If you are there on a sunny day during the weekend, it can be very busy and you may need to drive around a bit to find a parking spot.
Did you visit Nausicaá?
Wonderful pictures Sharon! I gained a new appreciation for penguins after my recent New Zealand trip. So much fun to see so much wildlife in one spot. Added to my list of things to see and do. How about that green guy up top? I love that snap!