A Great family history
At the Beginning
Janine and Jean Auffret, wholesale sea-fish merchants at the fish market in the fishing harbour of Le Croisic, install a small aquarium in their shop to give their customers something to look at while waiting. The shop is gradually turned into a museum with stuffed animals, shellfish and crustaceans from all over the world.
The first aquarium in Le Croisic harbour is opened: The Côte d’Amour Aquarium.
With the help of their son Stéphane and his wife Nadine, the family and the whole team throw themselves into the construction of a new site located 400 metres from the sea. The new aquarium is going to be called ‘Océarium’.
A pool is built to accommodate a colony of penguins
Heading to the Far North
The Vancouver Island area is fitted out
The Sharks arrive
A new aquarium holding 1,000,000 litres of seawater is built to accommodate the Australian sharks – Arrival of the Australian sharks.
New exhibiting Area
The Lagoon area is opened
The Cyclades area is redesigned
The Océanarium is 20 years old
We welcome our 6 millionth visitor.
Lots of New Things
Two revamped areas: the nursery and the shell area.
‘Sharks in Questions’: a new film to dispel prejudices about this little-known species.
A new showcase
The rays’ tank is inaugurated
The Océarium du Croisic is celebrating its 25th anniversary and We welcome our 7 millionth visitor.
Committed to the Océan
30 years of the Océarium