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Mareis, Sea Fishing Discovery Centre

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Boulevard Bigot Descelers, 62630 Etaples, France
+33 3 21 09 04 00
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Very interesting and well made

This museum is about fishing in general and the exhibit makes it very interesting and entertaining... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sylvain C
School trip

I took 33 Year 4s (8-9 years old) there. Our visit at Mareis was great. First we started with a... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2017
arvin s
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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, your guide will bring you from the dockyard to the open sea. You will discover the different fishing techniques, and you will learn everything about life on a trawler where fishermen work day and night to bring fresh fish. Before you turn into a good fisherman, you will receive skills on how to navigate and how to make a knot such a genuine fisherman. The seaside won’t have any secrets to you anymore : thanks to an underwater camera you will watch a seabed. That will bring you a lot of surprises!
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 18:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Boulevard Bigot Descelers, 62630 Etaples, France
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank metalbanana
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 !

Reviewed 20 February 2016

A favourite place to go with grandchildren on a wet day. It is both educational and entertaining. It is suitable for young children who love touching the fish and older ones usually manage to learn something new.

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

Hello Lalage G Thank you for your comment. We are glad that you enjoyed the visit of Maréis. Maréis' staff

Reviewed 19 August 2015

This well presented little museum gives a thorough view of the local fishing industry. There are enough hands on displays to keep children interested and in depth information in French & English for those who want to read it. The highlight is the final tank...More

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

Hello Vicky C, Thank you very much for you review !

Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Great place for the family esp on rainy days. Kids love it and they can touch the fish. Pop over the road for a bite to eat and it's a great day Staff very helpful, lift for pushchairs and wheelchairs

Thank Charlotte C
Mareis62630, Responsable relations publiques at Mareis, Sea Fishing Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2015

Hello Charlotte C, We're glad you enjoyed your visit of Maréis. Thank you very much for your nice review ! Hope to see you soon in Maréis !

Reviewed 26 August 2014

12 aquariums! Where? We were sorely disappointed in mareis, it was very small and only took a small amount if time to walk round! We even did it twice! Just glad out daughters were free!More

Thank Zozo003
Mareis62630, Gérant at Mareis, Sea Fishing Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2014

Hello Zozo003, We are very sorry that you didn't enjoy your visit at Maréis. In our 12 aquariums, we present more than 70 species of marine animals from the North sea and the Channel. To make the visit more interesting for our english spoken visitors,...More

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