Zoo des Sables d'Olonne, Les Sables-d'Olonne

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Housing nearly 300 animals, 40 of them threatened species, the Zoo des Sables d'Olonne is a small zoo that remains a nest of biodiversity. The zoo’s goal is to create eco-citizens by introducing people to animals in an intimate and carefully maintained environment. However, one of the most attractive aspects of the place is its location near the sea. Admire and learn about exotic animals and enjoy the fresh ocean breeze at the same time. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Les Sables-d'Olonne holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Zoo des Sables d'Olonne and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • I like go and I take every time my family or my friends who come to vacation but it becomes on a budget if we're a family!
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  • One day a little rainy, interspersed with weather, we decide for an afternoon at the zoo. The entrance fee seems a little high at first, but the welcome is reserved for us delights me. We immediately informs me that "masks" workshop will be held within 45 minutes, and I write the children. We start the tour of the zoo, and presto, we take the direction of the workshop. The hyper professional animators are fully dedicated to children with a sense of investment and exceptional pedagogy (and I weigh my words, having met of other "facilitators"). We continue to the zoo with pleasure, and leave late afternoon through the shop (no choice anyway, apparently he's had no other way out!). But the store prices are more than reasonable compared to other parks who take advantage of the presence of children to push parents to purchase! But the main purpose of the visit being animals, I can say that it is one of the nicest zoos never visited. The animals are not in all the zoos and small squirrel monkeys are free in the Park, which is quite surprising if we don't pay attention to the sign. We visited the beautiful giraffes, which are so close you could almost touch them... Continuing the visit, we arrive in the giant aviary, where, to the delight of the children, you can enter and leave the birds approaching... or ask us! So it was no big pinch in the heart, we paid these places...
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  • Not bad but he lacks a bit of Tiger and hippo / elephants... . For 60th in family, expected more. The price per adult is reasonable but adding children that's one out a bit dear for payments made. A small flat also on cleanliness or we see centipede of bird everywhere and too much.
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  • Lovely zoo with a big conservation programme. We love the squirrel monkeys that roam free. Not as big as it's sister zoo but a good place to spend an afternoon
  • Lovely little zoo, metres from the beach. Takes around 2 hours to casually walk around.
  • A good surprise Took the grandchildren there on a rainy/cloudy summer morning. Turns out they absolutely loved it and so did I. The birdcage is quite spectacular, and there are lots for everyone to see and do. Only four stars as some of the larger animals - big cats etc - appeared to be on their own in their enclosures.
  • A small zoo which takes just over two hours. The parrots were fascinated and being able to stand in the enclosure to see the very up close. We were lucky enough to be there to watch a baby giraffe being born and then eventually take its first few steps.
  • A fantastic zoo , our teenage kids loved it , friendly staff who can speak English , lots to see , hands on feeding the parakeets , none of the animals seemed distressed . Get there early as parking spaces can be hard to find .

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