Aquarium tropical de la Porte Dorée D.Manchon %252F Aquarium de la Porte Dorée

Aquarium tropical du Palais de la Porte Dorée

Little fish and large crocodiles await you near Paris, to help children and their parents discover the magic of the tropical ocean depths and their secrets.
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Description

Since the 1930s, the Palais de la Porte Dorée located on the edge of the Bois de Vincennes has been home to an aquarium dedicated to tropical marine species. It today has no fewer than 15,000 guests broken down into 730 species and 84 pools, which can be visited.

For a long while it was the capital’s only aquarium and is a popular visitor attraction for Parisian families. Your children will love watching the comings and goings of the fish, with their shimmering colours and occasionally surprising shapes. In addition to the clownfish, skates, electric fish and piranhas, it is also home to a terrarium for turtles and a second of 135 m² for the site’s star animals: the crocodiles, including the small albino alligators, an extremely rare reptile species. They are safe and sound in the aquarium, which helps preserve endangered species.

With its explanatory posters and touch screens, a visit to the aquarium provides a great way to discover how marine species live and the many forms they take, in a fun and educational manner. 4 visitor trails explore the themes of reproduction, feeding, habitat and defence mechanisms, enabling you to understand how life is organised in our seas and oceans.

To round off the visit, all year round the aquarium proposes numerous workshops, exhibitions and guided tours to be enjoyed as a family. You won’t want to go home!

Community facilities

Access and contact

293, avenue Daumesnil
75012 Paris 12ème

Tramway T3a - Porte Dorée Metro : Line 8 - Porte Dorée Bus : 46 Vélib’ station 12032

Days and opening hours

Every day throughout the year between 10 AM and 5.30 PM. Closed on Monday. Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th. Saturday and sunday from 10:00 to 19:00

Cash register close 45 minutes before closing time. Evcauation begings 10 minutes before closing time.

Facility

  • Exhibition space
  • Restaurant

Services

  • Room hire

Tour

Spoken languages

  • English
  • French

Guided tour languages

  • French

Documentation languages (home)

  • French

Bulletin board languages

  • English
  • French

Single mean time tour

90 mins

Single services tour

  • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Guided individual tours available permanently
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Accessibility

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Access

Pratical informations

Extérieur
  • access to the establishment: graspable outside call button
  • floor-level pathways
  • pathways that change levels are offset by a sloping surface
Parking
  • adapted access control to the car park
  • reserved and adapted parking space located close to the entrance of the site
  • parking spaces laid out and connected to the road or building by an accessible pathway
Accueil
  • reception desk easily identifiable and accessible
  • free admission for one accompanying person
  • free admission on presentation of proof of entitlement
  • the accessible entrance is the main entrance
  • the accessible entrance is the secondary entrance (indicated)
  • staff informed or trained
  • specific tariff policy
  • manual entrance door
Information
  • accessible information plates
  • all documentation graspable
  • performance room with a reserved space
Vestiaire
  • accessible cloakroom
Équipements
  • multimedia content access system
  • spaces equipped with reserved spaces and adapted to people in wheelchairs
  • floor-level establishment
  • ergonomic furniture (weight and design of chairs)
  • wheelchair loan
  • seated area available
  • seated areas available (if possible several spread out across the entire site)
Sanitaires
  • Motion detection lighting
  • accessible communal toilets
  • accessible communal toilets with a removable booster cushion
  • toilets: transfer direction onto the toilet seat to the right
  • toilets: transfer direction onto the toilet seat to the left
Escalier
  • Communal staircase adapted for secure movement
Ascenseur
  • adapted elevator
  • elevator
Parking
  • visual intercom
  • adapted access control to the car park
Accueil
  • acceo: instant speech transcription and visio-interpretation in French sign language (LSF)
  • reception/information desk equipped with a hearing assistance system with a magnetic loop
  • reservation/contact via SMS and/or email
  • reservation possible by webcam
Information
  • staff trained in French sign language (LSF)
Signalétique
  • uniform signage to help people find their way around
  • text/image signage
Équipements
  • performance or tour assistance aids
  • visual alarm with flashing light in isolated spaces
  • intercom equipped with a hearing assistance system with a magnetic loop
  • audiovisuals are in French sign language (LSF)
  • subtitled audiovisuals
  • communication tools available at reception
  • performance equipped with a sound transmission or amplifying system
Ascenseur
  • adapted elevator
Visite
  • independent visit possible
  • guided tour in French sign language (LSF)
  • guided tour in international sign language (ISL)
  • guided tours with lip reading
  • guided tours with an amplifying device
  • guided tours with a magnetic loop device
Extérieur
  • exterior pathways identifiable by touch
  • exterior pathways visually identifiable
  • exterior lighting control system in communal areas
Accueil
  • interior pathways identifiable by touch
  • interior pathways visually identifiable
  • possibility to leave guide dogs at reception
Équipements
  • Braille documentation
  • documentation in enlarged characters
  • swell paper documentation
  • floor-level establishment
  • offset or no obstacles at face height
  • navigation assistance tool (e.g. map/model - in relief/large characters/contrasting colours)
  • possibility to record conversations and transfer elements onto a tool on loan (mp3, dictaphone)
  • possibility to control the lighting
  • magnifying glass loan
  • glass surfaces identifiable via contrasted elements in relation to the immediate surroundings
  • audiodescription system
Ascenseur
  • elevator with audio announcements for each floor
  • elevator with identifiable call buttons
Visite
  • Legible information plates
  • specific accessible information plates
  • tactile tour
Extérieur
  • the dangers identified have been addressed
Information
  • brochures/documentations classified by topic
  • simplified adapted documentation (illustration through images, photos, drawings)
Signalétique
  • adapted signage
Visite
  • adapted activities
  • educational workshops
  • specific supervision
  • adapted room cards
  • specific tours
Extérieur
  • floor-level pathways
Accueil
  • adapted opening hours (morning performances)
  • childcare service
  • family tariffs/free admission for children
Information
  • secure and closed establishment
Vestiaire
  • large lockers or left luggage lockers for pushchairs
  • possibility to leave pushchairs at the cloakroom
Équipements
  • floor-level establishment
  • provision of a microwave
  • baby carrier loan
  • pushchair loan
  • booster cushion
Sanitaires
  • cleansing wipes for the toilet seat
  • foot step
  • toilet seat reducer
  • toilet facilities suitable for children (toilet seat and washbasin height)
  • changing table
Visite
  • children's/family applications for the tour
  • children's visit booklets/games
  • pushchairs accepted for the tour
Extérieur
  • floor-level pathways
Accueil
  • pets accepted on site and during guided tours
  • reception desk easily identifiable and accessible
  • reception/information desk equipped with a sound amplification system
Vestiaire
  • cloakroom
Équipements
  • floor-level establishment
  • ergonomic furniture (weight and design of chairs)
  • wheelchair loan
  • magnifying glass loan
  • cane wheelchair loan
  • seated areas available (if possible several spread out across the entire site)
Sanitaires
  • diagonal support rail to enable the seated person to raise themselves up easily
  • Motion detection lighting
  • Provision of a bar of soap and/or an automatic liquid soap dispenser (motion detector)
  • Booster cushion with or without armrests
Escalier
  • communal staircase adapted for secure movement
  • private staircase adapted for secure movement
Ascenseur
  • stairs compensated for by a lift or an elevator
Visite
  • Legible information plates
  • Specific accessible information plates (large characters)

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