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Tourism and disability

La Rochelle Aquarium has been awarded the “Tourism & Disability” label for motor, mental and hearing deficiencies.
In June 2004, La Rochelle Aquarium was awarded the “Tourism & Disability” label for motor and mental deficiencies. It was one of the first two tourist attractions to receive this accreditation in Charente-Maritime.
It then installed induction loops for improving conditions for the hard-of-hearing and to cut out any background noise for them at the reception desks, the cloakrooms/audio guide counter and in both amphitheatres (for showing films or any other conference upon request).

All of our reception staff has been trained to welcome visitors with disabilities.

This initiative started out being voluntary – dating back to when the Aquarium was built in 1999-2000.
This resolve to improve visiting conditions for the disabled also involves listening to our visitors – and a visitors’ book is now available for them to write in at reception.
Adult with disability: €13
Chil with disability: €9
Extra fees for audio guide : €3

Induction headsets compatible with the ‘T’ setting of hearing aids are now available for listening to audio guides.

To Know

Audio guide

The audio guided tour is available in French, English, Spanish and German.
Listen to the adult version


Video cameras and normal cameras allowed.
No flash photography please, to protect the health of the species.

Opening times

The Aquarium is open non-stop all year round:
October to March: 10am-8pm
April to June: 9am-8pm
July and August: 9am-11pm
September: 9am-8pm

The Aquarium is open exceptionally from 2pm to 8pm on New Year’s Day.


In July and August the Aquarium is open until 11pm, so why not enjoy the quiet of an evening visit.