Zoo de La Palmyre, La Palmyre-Les Mathes

Seek out the popular scimitar oryx, white rhino, polar bear, or golden lion tamarin at Zoo de La Palmyre in the forest of Les Mathes. Covering close to 20 hectares (49 acres), the zoo houses over 1,600 animals from 130 different species, including many exotic and endangered animals. Stroll through 14 gardens. Claude Caille established the zoo in 1966. Plan to see Zoo de La Palmyre and other attractions that appeal to you using our La Palmyre-Les Mathes day trip planning tool.
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  • A big area and all well kept and the animals looked clean and healthy. We got there early to avoid the queues and it was very reasonably priced.  more »
  • As an English animal lover, this zoo doesn't feel at all like an English zoo. I don't like the fact that you can buy popcorn and feed the animals. People were feeding giraffes, zebras, monkeys and...  more »
  • This place is worth a visit- the parking is outside and it gets busy so if you are a way it's worth taking your picnic in with you. Also be aware it's a big venue - there are some sense de visit...  more »
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  • Wonderful zoo. Lots to see. The animals are well cared for & looked happy & content. Visitors can stroke the animals & feed them (giraffes, zebras, lamas, goats etc). My children & I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Well worth a visit.
  • Excellent zoo!!! It was super busy but queues were well managed and with a little patience you will get around in about 4/5 hours depending on crowds and your personal preference. There were plenty of toilets and food/drink stops and the range of animals was great. Everything appeared clean and well tended, all in all a fantastic day out and well worth the price.
  • Amazing zoo. Loved getting up close to the animals. Especially enjoyed feeding popcorn to the giraffes although didn't particularly enjoy the tongue along my neck when I wasn't looking! Very shaded so great on a hot day. Sea lion show great for kids. Someone commented on lack of space for animals but it looks like more space is currently being made available with some areas probably the best we've seen. Worth a visit
  • Great day out for the family. You can get up close to many animals and feed them; all 3 generations from 75-7 loved it.. Very reasonably priced too. My only issue is around enclosure sizes.
  • One of the best zoos we've visited. Fantastic value for money! Loved being able to feed the giraffes and letting the kids (animal and human) play together in the large goat petting enclosure, both brilliant experiences for kids and adults alike. A couple of new animals I'd not seen anywhere else too. The gift shop was very slightly cheaper than the norm but good quality and a wide selection. Toilets very clean. We didn't eat there so can't comment on that. Overall, would highly recommend a visit!
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