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Hi, I read somewhere that the aquarium is due to be demolished and re-built with work commencing in October 2017.

Does anyone know the date it closes from? I do appreciate that it will take them a few weeks to move all the exhibits!

I'm hoping to visit the aquarium the week commencing the 17th September.

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I read about the renovations recently....but can't remember when it closes. September rings a bell. Maybe best to ring ahead.
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Why not go to the new one just down the road in Banyuls sur Mer instead.
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We went to the Banyuls aquarium a few years ago, has it been extended? One of my brothers hasn't been to the one in Canet , that is why it is on the list this year.
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Banyuls aquarium has moved to a completely new building not far from the old one.
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Thanks for the update. Is it "Bigger & Better"?
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I haven't been but I believe so.
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Sue wrote:Banyuls aquarium has moved to a completely new building not far from the old one.
So it's in a new plaice?
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Yes in a new building just across the road from the old one
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It appears from their website that they are only allowing guided visits which have to be booked in advance.
http://www.biodiversarium.fr/

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So it's in a new plaice?

Moving premises is always tricky. Hopefully they don't flounder.
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It is intended to be much better, bigger and diverse. They recently invited press but were so far behind scedule that it was a bit embarrassing as there was nothing to see apart from a few sad sea creatures waiting to be properly placed. Lots of potential but still a bit of work to do.
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Thanks for all the posts, I will try for Canet. Banuyls will have to wait for 2018
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CountryBoy wrote:So it's in a new plaice?

Moving premises is always tricky. Hopefully they don't flounder.
Those tanks are heavy. They must have had lots of mussel.
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Webdoc wrote:
CountryBoy wrote:So it's in a new plaice?

Moving premises is always tricky. Hopefully they don't flounder.
Those tanks are heavy. They must have had lots of mussel.
They'll be fine if everyone works together and not be shellfish
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CountryBoy wrote:
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CountryBoy wrote:So it's in a new plaice?

Moving premises is always tricky. Hopefully they don't flounder.
Those tanks are heavy. They must have had lots of mussel.
They'll be fine if everyone works together and not be shellfish
These puns are rather nauseating - I'm feeling quite eel.
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Webdoc wrote:
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Webdoc wrote: Those tanks are heavy. They must have had lots of mussel.
They'll be fine if everyone works together and not be shellfish
These puns are rather nauseating - I'm feeling quite eel.

We can't have you getting sick, perhaps it's time to clam up.
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Cod we mullet over and make sure we're not talking pollacks? By the way Webdoc, are you a GP or a sturgeon?
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A GP actually, but I don't carp on about it.
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Nice to see sKate has joined in.
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Tanks. I enjoy a good debait even though I'm a bit Koi. Looooooooooooool
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Can the GP please help, I've developed red blotches on my arms. Do you think it's a wrasse?
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CountryBoy wrote:Can the GP please help, I've developed red blotches on my arms. Do you think it's a wrasse?
I could give you a slap round the face with a wet haddie. It wouldn't help much, but it might take your mind off it. Or at least that's how I cod myself.
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My aunt from Yorkshire had a cure for a wrasse, she also rubbed it on turbot.
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This thread could knock you off your perch
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Or even make you crabby.
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If people are getting crabby perhaps we should consider ending this thread? Mullet over.
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Oops, mullet has already been used. Trying too hard to impress, I've dover soled my sense of humour.
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CountryBoy wrote:If people are getting crabby perhaps we should consider ending this thread? Mullet over.
This thread will grind to a halt on its own - just wait and sea.
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