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A Visit To The Nausicaa National Sea Centre

Nausicaa National Sea Centre is a sea life center in France.

This is a great and large in size aquarium. The whole family can spend almost a day enjoying the marine life.

 Boulogne, France

✦ Nausicaa National Sea Centre

Nausicaa National Sea Centre

In a nutshell, this is a sea life center where science and art meet.

It has a diverse aquatic life. These include all sorts of fish, stingrays, crabs, sharks, corals, turtles, sea lions, crocodiles, penguins, and last but not least, quite a number of reptiles.

✦ What to Expect From Nausicaa National Sea Centre

Nausicaa National Sea Centre

One of the many things that make this aquarium easy to navigate is the well laid out exhibits. This makes it easy for the visitors to see all the aquatic life the sealife center has to offer.

The thoughtful way how these have been laid out really makes the difference.

Aquarium in France

From my own experience, some aquariums just have a procession of tanks. But how the Nausicaa National Sea Centre has been laid out, takes the visitors here on a walk through different themed areas.

The Turtle

The exhibits are well numbered with markings to show the visitors which way to go. This ensured that the visitors do not miss out on anything.

Own Experience

Zebra Fish

There are quite a lot of plaques with educative information on ecology and sustainability running throughout, which is in both French and English.

The aquarium covers many levels that have stairs and lifts, so there is no problem getting around.


In one of the themed habitats, there is a floor made of glass on top of the huge tanks. This helps the visitors to enjoy watching marine life in the aquarium from a different angle. For instance, sea lions swimming.

White Fish

One of my outstanding experience in this aquarium is the tropical reef that has possibilities to walk underneath it. One can peep into a perplex dome and enjoy the aquatic life from the bottom.

✦ The Sea Lion Show

Nausicaa National Sea Centre

This is a show that is in the French language only.

This show is one of the most popular attractions in the aquarium and is perfect for families with children of all ages.

The Sea Lion Show

Not only is the show fantastic to watch,  but it’s also educational. The trainers share a lot of information and interesting facts about the sea lion during the show.

✦ My Best Experience

 Nausicaa National Sea Centre

My favorite experience was to stand on the bridge of a Trawler at sea in a storm and the whole floor moved with to rolling of the waves. It is a great experience.

Last but not least, there is a sandy beach in front of the aquarium where you can enjoy a picnic. Another reason for you to add this to your bucket list.

Some Tips

Boulogne, France
  • There is a lot of parking by the dock which is only a short walking distance from the aquarium
  • The Sea Lion Show is in French only but you can get the gist without the language
  • There are cafes and restaurant inside the aquarium
  • It’s next to a beach and the sea


Thank you for stopping by and stay positive! 

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