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The "John R. O'Flaherty" , Diving at Océanopolis , France
Diving at Océanopolis

No visit to Océanopolis is complete without checking out the 'living painting' of the diver in the 'Les poissons du récif' ('Fish of the Reef') pool.

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The "John R. O'Flaherty" France
By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover The "John R. O'Flaherty"

This is the real Irish Pub where the first ?intakes' are that of joy and warmth, followed, of course, by beer. You will find a host of Breton beers, the famous Coreff, Lancelot, Tri Martolod or, in the summer, ?Blanche de Janzé' and the Irish beers of Guiness, of course, and Kilkenny. Do not hesitate to ask advice from Jean-René, the owner of the place and a beer expert. Even if it is just to see it, ask to be shown their stunning collection of old whiskies. Every Friday the pub opens its doors to different artists (musicians, painters, cartoonists) and offers music and traditional songs. 22, rue Hoche 56000 Vannes Tel: +33 (0)2-97-42-40-11.

The "John R. O'Flaherty"

The "John R. O'Flaherty" , The diver surrounded by the fish of the reef , France
The diver surrounded by the fish of the reef

Diver and fish join forces to put on an enchanting and colourful show in the 'Les poissons du récif' pool.

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The "John R. O'Flaherty" , A seal in the polar pavilion , France
A seal in the polar pavilion

Seal feeding time is always a highlight, particularly for the children.

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The "John R. O'Flaherty" , The Emperor's March? , France
The Emperor's March?

40 penguins of three different species born in captivity are all housed together in the penguin enclosure.

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The "John R. O'Flaherty" , A sawfish , France
A sawfish

Among the many different species of shark to be spotted in the specially-designed 1000m3 pool you'll find the sawfish.

The "John R. O'Flaherty" , Océanopolis , fun for young and old alike , France
Océanopolis - fun for young and old alike

With over 10,000 animals within its confines, Océanopolis will take you on an underwater tour of the world and is the only park of its kind in Europe.

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