A block away from the Hotel de la Porte Dorée, is the Tropical Aquarium at the Palais de la Porte Dorée. As a child growing up in southern California, I was pretty used to aquariums, but I had to see what this Parisian aquarium could offer me. Turns out it’s an incredibly beautiful experience, one that I wouldn’t have immediately thought of for Paris. And these fish don’t mind living in land locked Paris, at least they didn’t say anything about it. There are sharks, rays, nautiluses (nautili?), and my favorite, the piranhas! And there’s plenty of water to go around, so they don’t mind living so far from the previous address, the sea. But, you might want to check in on them and see what they are saying lately.
Palais de la Porte Dorée 293, Avenue Daumesnil 12th Open 10am-5 :15pm Tuesday- Friday & 10am-7pm Saturday -Sunday