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Cerza, Hermival-les-Vaux

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Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
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Meet rare and endangered animals at Cerza, a 60 hectare (150 acre) zoo and animal conservation center. Two footpaths and a safari train bring you through diverse areas that imitate the natural environments of the African plains, a tropical rainforest, and a mini-farm. Tour the tropical greenhouse to see alligators, snakes, tropical fish, and turtles, then visit the kangaroos in the contact space "Down Under." You can take a break by watching a 3-D film in the cinema, or having a picnic at a lakeside table. To visit Cerza and get the most from your holiday in Hermival-les-Vaux, create itinerary details personal to you using our Hermival-les-Vaux tour planner.
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  • Really great zoo with plenty to see and well laid out. Can get up close to some of the animals at feeding time. Food was very expensive so take a packed lunch. 
    Really great zoo with plenty to see and well laid out. Can get up close to some of the animals at feeding time. Food was very expensive so take a packed lunch.  more »
  • I think this is the best zoo I’ve ever been to. Beautifully laid out with 2 coloured routes to follow. Safari road train. The most varied animals, with lovely spacious enclosures. Food in park decent....  more
    I think this is the best zoo I’ve ever been to. Beautifully laid out with 2 coloured routes to follow. Safari road train. The most varied animals, with lovely spacious enclosures. Food in park decent....  more »
  • This zoo is really well designed with a good variety of exotic animals including big cats, rhino, giraffes and reptiles. We took our 2 year old grandson and parents just after Easter and had a great.....  more
    This zoo is really well designed with a good variety of exotic animals including big cats, rhino, giraffes and reptiles. We took our 2 year old grandson and parents just after Easter and had a great.....  more »
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  • Probably the best zoo/animal park I've been to. Huge enclosures for animals, but then pathways are well designed so you can see them. My advice with small children: walk the yellow path first (about 2 hrs), then see the red path on the "train", it covers a similar area.
  • Very interesting and nice zoo. Kids enjoyed it so much, me and wife probably not less :) You definitely need to try safari train inside, it goes through the inside of some of animal areas
  • Amazing, beautifully structured and kept zoo, with a very clear conservation mission. Saw animals I had never seen before. We loved it
  • Had a nice time at the Safari park. The day was cold and blustery and some of the animals were sheltering from the wind so didn't make an appearance. However we really enjoyed seeing those that braved the weather. The park was clean and accessible and there has obviously been a lot of work building new features, such as walkways, and maintaining existing ones. I recommend a visit, but maybe on a warmer day. Our highlight of the day was definitely the Gibbons' acrobatics! 🙂
  • Arrived at Cerza around 10am. Paid on the gate then got straight in and parked. Unusually, the ticket guard was on the right, so I never had to get out of my British car to pay! Makes a lovely change!! Worked our way around the red route, then headed for lunch in the restaurant near the entrance. Gorgeous pizza, perfect fries, and an exceptional view overlooking the giraffes and rhinos!! After lunch we headed for the train. So glad we did, as this is the only way to get a good view of the zebras - one of my favourite animals!! Not only is the view decent, but you're in the enclosure with them!!! After the train, we completed the yellow route, taking a couple of hours. Both routes could be faster, but we wanted to enjoy the views! The animals that you can see are breathtaking! They have so much room, and I loved that they're in mixed enclosures!!! If we return to France, we'll certainly be returning to Cerza. An incredible day!! Key highlights were the baby pygmy goats that we could stroke, and the giraffes that we could be up close with, along with the lion settling down and roaring right in front of us!! Amazing!

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