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Mareis, Sea Fishing Discovery Centre

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Open today: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Very interesting, highly recommended

We discovered the place via ‘things to do in the area’ and I am so glad we went! 1- easy parking... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Santtu10
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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Excellent explanations

Very nice visit of an original museum, but on top of that the explanation by Sebastien, in French... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
VincentSevenoaksUK
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Sevenoaks UK
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Maréis invites you to discover the work of a fisherman in Etaples which is well-known in France for its quality and savoir-faire. And so are the different species from the Channel and the North Sea. Thanks to a surprising and entertaining visit...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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boulevard Bigot Descelers, 62630 Etaples, France
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+33 3 21 09 04 00
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We discovered the place via ‘things to do in the area’ and I am so glad we went! 1- easy parking. 2- affordable (forfait famille as in 2 adultes + 2 to 4 children: 21,20 €). 3- We spent 2.5 hours there but could have...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice visit of an original museum, but on top of that the explanation by Sebastien, in French, who was a fisherman for 20 years, made things fascinating and with a profound human touch. He knows how to talk to children

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Reviewed 5 July 2018

This absolute gem in Etaples shows sea-fishing aspects in a very comprehensive and nicely presented way. For 3 euros you get an insight in the local fish, fish habitat, fishing techniques and ecological aspects of the sea and its creatures. Good alternative on a rainy...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

This hidden gem in Etaples presents (sea-)fishing aspects in a very comprehensive and nicely presented way. For a small price you get an insight in the local fish, fish habitat, fishing techniques and ecological aspects of the sea and its creatures. Great selection of amazing...More

Thank Stevie0009
Reviewed 21 August 2017

This museum is about fishing in general and the exhibit makes it very interesting and entertaining. You'll learn a lot about fishes, the fisherman work in this area, equipment, policies, and end with a large aquarium where kids and adults can play with several types...More

Thank Sylvain C
Mareis62630, Responsable relations publiques at Mareis, Sea Fishing Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Hello Sylvain C, Thank you very much for your positive review !

Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

I took 33 Year 4s (8-9 years old) there. Our visit at Mareis was great. First we started with a workshop "how to build a fishing bost" with Sébastien who was fantastic! The children loved the activity taken by an ex seaman who knows what...More

Thank arvin s
Mareis62630, Responsable relations publiques at Mareis, Sea Fishing Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Hello arvin s Thank you for your comment. Sébastien will be very happy to know about it. Moreover we are glad that the children loved the activity, indeed we are proposing several acitivities like the one they did. We hope that you will come back...More

Reviewed 15 May 2017

We learnt a lot during this 2-hour visit at Mareis. The various fishing techniques, the sustainability of sea life and seafood protection, the fishing economy and business, the sea life itself. A very good museum. Highly recommended.

Thank JohnPaul2010
Mareis62630, Responsable relations publiques at Mareis, Sea Fishing Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Hello JohnPaul2010 Thank you for you comment. We are glad to know that you enjoyed the visit in our museum. Maréis' staff

Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Very good explanation of the fishing industry. The live fish tanks are well displayed. Good place for children to visit

Thank Roderick M
Mareis62630, Responsable relations publiques at Mareis, Sea Fishing Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Hello Roderick M Thank you for your comment. We are glad to know that you enjoyed the visit in our museum. Maréis' staff

Reviewed 25 May 2016

Having read the reviews we decided to visit Etaples especially to visit this museum, perhaps I expected to much, but I found the .museum disappointing. The displays of the fish were interesting, but most of the information was gathered by reading text, sometimes in low...More

Thank travellerNEEngland
Mareis62630, Responsable relations publiques at Mareis, Sea Fishing Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2016

Hello travellerNEEngland, We're really sorry to hear that you were disappointed by your visit. We are working on a new visit experience for english speaking visitors that will soon be able to use iPads containing texts, videos, photos and games for young visitors. We really...More

Reviewed 5 April 2016

We have been through Etaples several times without stopping. This time we did stop: twice. Once to find out that we had only 10 minutes before they closed for lunch and to determine that it would be worth stopping after returning from Le Touquet, the...More

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Mareis62630, Responsable relations publiques at Mareis, Sea Fishing Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2016

Hello metalbanana, Thank you very much for your awesome review, See you soon in Mareis !

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