Mare Nostrum Aquarium, Montpellier
As you make your way through the aquarium, there are different themed areas. There's Hawaii with palm trees, sand and lots of very clear water full of colourful fish! A bit further on is the café where you can stock up on drinks and snacks. After enjoying a bite to eat, you get to the rainforest where you can see lots of different reptiles and fish tanks. It's all beautifully designed with slides for the kids and trees and lots of great sound effects! Once through the rainforest, you'll come to the 'petting zoo-arium'. Here, you can touch baby stingrays and starfish and it is a great experience for people of all ages to get so close to these wonderful creatures. If you're lucky, you can even see a 3-D short movie. There is also a great museum and a gift shop.
The location is fantastic as it is right in the middle of the Odysseum outdoor shopping centre, surrounded by restaurants and shops. There is also an excellent bowling spot nearby! The bowling rink has more than 20 alleys so it's unlikely that you would have to wait for a place. Parking is very close so you won't have to walk very far.