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Institut océanographique Paul Ricard

An aquarium, a museum and conferences

Île des Embiez


EXCEPTIONAL CLOSURE – the aquarium and the museum are temporarily closed, please excuse us for the inconvenience.

The Institut océanographique Paul Ricard is a place of information for the general public and of observation for scientists, with over a hundred Mediterranean species dive into the heart of a fascinating underwater world.

In July and August, you can meet researchers: conferences take place at Fort Saint-Pierre every Wednesday and every Thursday exciting encounters are organized to better understand the marine fauna and flora.


Institut océanographique Paul Ricard

Ile des Embiez

The aquarium and museum is open all year round from 10.00am to 12.30pm and from 1.30pm to 5.30pm (closing days and periods are marked hereafter)

  • Closed
    › 1 January, 24-26 and 30-31 December.
    › Saturday mornings from September to June (opening at 2.00pm).
    › Saturday and Sunday mornings from November to March (opening at 2.00pm).
    › Saturday and Sunday from 15 November to 31 January.


  • Visit of the museum and the aquarium:
    › Adults – 5,00 €
    › Children under 12 – 2,50 €
    › School groups, holiday camps – 2,00 €
    › Groups of 20 people (minimum) – 4,00 €
  • Visit of the museum and the aquarium followed by a conference or video projection:
    › Adults – 8,00 €
    › School groups, holiday camps, day-care centres – 4,00 €
  • Other educational activities for school groups: Please contact the Paul Ricard Institute.

Group tours, conferences and educational activities by appointment only.

+33 (0)4 94 34 02 49


Ile des Embiez

Fort Saint Pierre
Ile des Embiez
83140 six-Fours-Les-Plages


The Fort Saint-Pierre is situated in the North of the island, facing the Hélisurface, behind the Hôtel Hélios next to the arenas.

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