The building and its interior were renovated in 1985 with all of
the old installations being completely redone and the Palace of the Golden Gate has been
equipped with modern technology, while still preserving much of the original and
historical aspects of the place.
Although this tropical aquarium centre is not as impressive as some centres, it is still
well worth a visit, plus it is used a lot by schools for educational trips, as it possible
to get a lot more from this place in terms of information on aquatic fauna, both for the
amateur and the expert.
The Palais de la Porte Doree - Aquarium Tropical is situated close to a lark park area in
the Bercy district of the 12th Arrondissement of Paris
and suitable for the whole family, you can discover a rich collection of around 5000
aquatic creatures from approximately 300 species.
If you have a love for sea creatures, then you will be able to find tank after tank of all
different kinds from electric fish to tropical marine fish, fish from Asia, through to
Africa. From the discus to the clown fish, sea anemones to mandarins, you can
indulge yourself in this fascinating and colourful world marine life of tropical fish.
Plus temporary exhibitions are also held here and some of the exhibitions have included
tropical fish from the Amazon, piranhas and Crocodiles.
The Palais de la Porte Doree - Aquarium Tropical is a very interesting and informative
place that also has historic rooms and a hall on the ground floor that are also open to
There are also specific tours that are conducted and these can include lectures,
workshops, or specific itineraries and activities for those who prefer to explore the
aquarium from a truly educational standpoint, which is great for students and those
studying marine life.
The Palais de la Porte Doree - Aquarium Tropical is open from a Tuesday to a Friday from
10am to 5pm and at the weekends it does not close until 7pm, yet is closed on a
Monday. It is open on certain national holidays, but not all of them, so it is worth
checking prior to your visit.
The cost of the visit does vary, depending upon whether there are temporary exhibitions
being held or not, which of course means it is cheaper when there are no temporary
exhibitions, plus there are season tickets available for those that want to visit more
frequently. Children under the age of four are free when accompanied by a full
Address & Contact Details:
Palais de la Porte Dorée - Aquarium Tropical
293 Avenue Daumesnil
Telephone: 1 53 59 58 60