Frequently asked questions

How long does the visit last ?

The visit doesn't have a set duration.
Take your time to wander from one universe to another, to listen to the conferences given by the Professor, to sit inside the whale, and to watch films in the auditorium.
An average visit lasts about 2 or 3 hours.

Yes, or course you can. The City of the Ocean is open on Sunday and national holidays.
For detailed information, click on “Opening hours”.

You can pay for admission by :
- cash
- bank cards (Visa, Mastercard)
- french holiday vouchers


The shop accepts payment by :
- cash
- bank cards (Visa, Mastercard)

No, you don't. Buy your ticket on line and then choose when you want to visit on a day and time that suits you.

No, it isn't. The visit must be made in one go. You may not leave the City of the Ocean and then come back in again with the same ticket.

Yes, the whole visit takes place indoors.
Nevertheless, the City of the Ocean esplanade is a wonderful place to go for a walk, relax and even to have a picnic.

Yes, they can. Throughout your visit, you will find information available in French, English and Spanish.

Yes, you can. Taking photographs inside the City of the Ocean is allowed.

Yes, you will. The City of the Ocean has a café and a restaurant.

The City of the Ocean does indeed have a shop where you will be able to find gifts not only for your friends, but also for yourself.

No, we do not have a cloakroom available. Sorry.

No, you can't. We are unable to accept pets inside the City of the Ocean.

Yes, it is. The building is equipped with lifts that make moving around with pushchairs easy.

Yes, it is. A circuit especially adapted to people with reduced mobility has been set up. The upper and lower levels are accessible by lifts allowing all the exhibitions to be visited.