Situated in a former casino, Nausicaa is a wonderful place to learn about the seas, man’s relationship with them and the creatures that call them home. The national sea centre aims to help raise public awareness on ocean-related issues and takes you on a wonderful tour of some of the most beautiful and amazing sea creatures and their environments on our planet. 

Various aquariums show off a stunning array of colourful tropical fish and marine mammals.  Watch the beautiful blue spotted stingray being hand fed in the lagoon, meet the caimans and pacus in the submerged forest swamp, laugh at the antics of the colony of South African penguins, walk through the submerged tunnel alongside the Californian sea lions and be thrilled by the terrifying profiles of over 13 species of shark.

Exhibitions, expert presentation and films also help to bring the world of the oceans to life before your eyes.


Getting there

Heading to the aquarium at Nausicaa to see the sharks, rays and California sea lions for yourself is easy if you take the car on the ferry to France because Boulogne-sur-Mer is only around 30 minutes by car from Calais.


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Further information
You can find out more about visiting the aquarium in Boulogne-sur-Mer on the Nausicaa website.
Boulevard Sainte Beuve, 62203 Boulogne-sur-Mer. Telephone: 03 21 30 98 98
Picture credits: (Alexis Rosenfeld - NAUSICAA)