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Limousin Aquarium

Limoges Aquarium is situated in an architectural setting unique in France: a former underground and vaulted water reservoir belonging to the town of Limoges. It was built under Napoleon III in order to keep the town from possible cholera epidemics. Here, you can discover one of the largest presentation of species in France.

Limousin Aquarium is well known as one of the richest public aquariums through the diversity of its aquatic animals.

You can observe indigenous fish (carp, perch, sturgeon, catfish…), but also animals from lakes and rivers from around the world (electric fish, shark fish, piranhas, discus, crocodile fish…), without forgetting the marvellous marine world with its multitude of colours and shapes each more astonishing than the last (moray eels, seahorses, starfish, sea urchins, lionfish, scorpion fish...).


This wide variety means a truly enriching visit. 



The aquarium in numbers:

  • 160 000 Litres of water 
  • 2,500 fish 
  • More than 300 species from around the world 
  • More than 40 tanks, 4 tactile tanks of 10,000 litres
  • 2 aquariums of 4,000 litres 


New in 2015


les caïmans New in 2015 ! The caiman pond… Will you dare to enter?

Rio and Mana are the latest inhabitants to arrive at the Aquarium. This pair of Cuvier's dwarf caiman from Guyana is the smallest species of crocodilians





Zoom on Guyana in the new Amazonia space…

This new space dedicated to the Amazon focuses on Guyana in presenting its characteristics: fauna and flora, culture and crafts.




Fish ManucureTry out a "Fish Manicure"! 

Treat yourself to a "Fish Manicure" with the setting up of a new tactile space housing Garra Rufa, little fish from the Middle East, that will be pleased to tickle your fingers!






Aquarium du Limousin

2 boulevard Gambetta

87000 Limoges

Tel: 05 55 33 42 11

Fax: 05 55 33 47 78




Limousin Aquarium is open 7 days a week (weekends and bank holidays included) from 10:30 AM to 6 PM open without interruption.

From 14 July to 31 August, the aquarium is open from 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM.

Annual closure: 25 December, 1st January and from 2 January to 3 February 2017.



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Limousin aquarium: clown fish
Limousin aquarium in Limoges
Limousin aquarium
Limousin aquarium in Limoges
Limousin aquarium
The new inhabitants: the caimans
Limousin aquarium
Inside view
Limousin aquarium: scorpion fish
Limousin aquarium in Limoges