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Le Refuge de l'Arche, Chateau-Gontier

(4.5/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
The tenuous relationship between humans and nature finds balance at Le Refuge de l'Arche, where injured or ill wild animals are treated before being released back into the wild. Some animals stay for the remainder of their lives and can been seen from viewing terraces. The reconstructed habitats are spacious and do their best to emulate natural environments, so animals are well-prepared to reenter their wild homes. You’ll see a large variety of animals, from lions to cows. The refuge accepts most creatures: exotic pets, retired circus animals, aged farm animals, or injured wild birds. The only exceptions are cats and dogs. To visit Le Refuge de l'Arche on your holiday in Chateau-Gontier, and find out what else Chateau-Gontier has to offer, use our Chateau-Gontier vacation generator.
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  • A good walk in Mayenne. The animals were visible. The shelter is well maintained and we had a good welcome. I recommend.
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  • The refuge is very well maintained, most of the animals are visible. For each animal, there is a small poster that will allow us to learn more about its history. Very interesting. I you Council this shelter if you are in the area and prices are affordable.
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  • That she was our surprise when visiting the refuge... A multitude of animals, furry, feathered recovered, abandoned... A tip, take some corns pops to approach the deer, the walabis, the monkeys... they eat us in hand for our greatest pleasure... Plus, it looks really out to have done a good deed by paying some money to this shelter to maintain
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  • This small zoo is very nice: shady, quiet, clean, it is full of animals despite the fact that it is only a refuge. It's always slope: it goes up or it goes down! Large play area and small cafeteria at the end of the visit. 10 euros only entry, a real plus.
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  • This is not a Zoo, it's an animal shelter which collects animal éclopés of life and human stupidity. Visit family, a children's corner is particularly well developed
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  • Very good and not expensive. Good walk walk and well signposted.
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  • All kinds of animals are cared for in this shelter, exemplary. They are little darlings, and receive lots of love of trainers. Bravo!
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  • Very nice to visit many animals, to make for a reasonable price
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