A tailored visit

Group visits

Do you have a group of over 20 people or a mini-group of 10 to 19 people?
Enjoy a unique experience in Europe's largest aquarium.

Discover the Nausicaá aquarium

For an enhanced visit and dedicated monitoring of your booking, contact our booking service through this form.


For a standard visit, you can now book tickets online.


For school and leisure centre groups, head to the dedicated page.

With the booking form

Our booking team is ready to help you organise your 100%-personalised visit: guided tours, audioguides in various languages, events, catering, services, etc. Just let us know what you need by filling in this form 

The advantages of group bookings at Nausicaá

  • Commercial benefits

    • 1 free entry for every 20 paying guests
    • 1 free ticket for the coach driver

  • Service benefits

    A dedicated booking service to help you optimise your visit and stay on the French Opal Coast

  • Access benefits

    • Tickets can be sent in advance on request
    • Dedicated drop-off point to optimise your time

  • Catering benefits

    We have various catering options available: breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea.

Why choose Nausicaá for a group visit?

- The second-most visited tourist site north of Paris

- Located right next to the ocean: Nausicaá is located on the French Opal Coast, right by the sea

- Open all year round, 7 days a week, and accessible in all weathers

- An intergenerational space with wonders for all ages

Don't miss our 3 tour routes

Journey on the High Seas

Get ready to be amazed by the Ocean
Live an unforgettable experience around the largest aquarium in Europe that reproduces Malpelo Island off the coast of Colombia. Discover:
- A huge 7m deep fault
- An 18m long tunnel
- A 5m high and 20m wide viewing panel

The route

In the Eye of the Climate

Dive into an immersive experience in the heart of the climate machine and discover your power: the power to act!
- An immersive space with 430m² of screens
- A colony of some 20 African penguins
- 6 species of jellyfish on display
- A typical house in 2050

The route

Mankind and Shores

Get on board for your first tour of the world’s seas and discover:
- 70 species of coral
- About 10 species of sharks
- Sea lion medical training
- Get on board the Thalassa research ship

The route

FAQ

Yes! 
Give your events an unusual twist: invite your teams and partners to a magnificent and exceptional setting! Christmas parties, conferences, seminars, private tours, meetings, product launches, cocktail receptions, dinners, etc.
From 25 to 800 people, our corporate team will harness their expertise and knowledge of the venue to assist with the organisation and logistical coordination of your event. Half-day, day and/or evening seminar packages.
Get in touch for a quote or to make a booking: serviceauxentreprises@nausicaa.fr

Nausciaá is very easy to get to: Just 1h30 from Lille, 2h from Brussels and 2h30 from Paris and London, Nausicaá lies right at the heart of Europe!
See our ‘Opening times, access and recommendations’ page to find out more about the various possible means of transport for getting to the aquarium: car, train, boat, bike, bus and camper van.

Persons with reduced mobility can use the lifts to access the exhibitions:
• Access via the lift from the forecourt
• Specific signage
• Wheelchairs and pushchairs can be reserved at the information point subject to availability

We estimate that an independent, unguided visit will take between three and three and a half hours.
If you are pressed for time, choose the 1h30 guided tour, so that you don’t miss anything of Nausicaá’s showpiece areas!

Yes, there is free coach parking at Quai Thurot.
Just show your booking number for bookings made using the form or proof of sale for online purchases.

With the booking form, the minimum required notice period is 3 working days before the date of your visit. 
However, consider booking as early as possible to ensure access to our extras (guided tour, catering, etc.).
→ Go to the booking form

If you are able to pay by card, and solely to buy tickets for a group of 20 to 100 people, or for a group of more than 7 disabled visitors, you can benefit from the group rates in our online ticketing service and buy your tickets without giving advance notice of your visit date (subject to availability when you visit).
→ Go to the online group ticketing service

The French National Sea Centre is open every day from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., except for the annual closing period in January (see the opening times and access page).

You can leave Nausicaá and then come back later the same day. If you wish to do this, please let our hosts/hostesses know before leaving the Centre.

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