Parc Zoologique et Chateau de Thoiry, Thoiry

#1 of 23 in Outdoors in Yvelines
Parc Zoologique et Chateau de Thoiry blends a castle, zoo, and botanical garden. The castle itself was originally designed as a solar calendar, with the garden walkways as the hands. Built according to the golden ratio, the castle's design is in harmony with the solar cycles. Outside, you can explore the gardens, which have been fashioned by famous landscapers for centuries, marking the styles of their respective eras. Beech, oak, hornbeam, and chestnut trees all shade the property. The safari park, which must be visited from inside your vehicle, houses about 800 free-roaming exotic animals. Parts of the zoo and botanical gardens have been made accessible by foot. There’s a Komodo dragon exhibit and a lion exhibit, where you can walk among the felines inside a glass tunnel. The Mysterious Island offers an adventure trail on suspended bridges. To visit Parc Zoologique et Chateau de Thoiry on your holiday in Thoiry, and find out what else Thoiry has to offer, use our Thoiry holiday planning app .
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  • Entertainment healer in excellent grass, the team is great! Allows to approach the animals, go in some pits and learn about the work of healers. The Park is splendid! The animals are in good health and the very clean Park.
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  • Hello, very well maintained Park, animators at the top, animals treated with love and passion. Reserve Marvel children. The visit will take a few hours if you try to do. Small flat however, the restaurant (self) is not at all and expensive top. A family sandwich prepared before you go is the best option in my opinion. The zip line above the lions Park is really nice and very well structured. For a nice family activity.
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  • According to time, start with the Zoological Park on foot. It is spacious, animals have large spaces, there are many points of view, everyone can discover them according to his own experience. My kids love, and we grownups we spend valuable time to relax, escape, quiet. The reserve is fantastic. We see animals in freedom. Organized security allows you to be quiet. The activities are varied and innovative. The educational panels are really well designed... The colors of the fall season make the Park and wonderfully beautiful spaces. The visit to the castle is extremely rewarding for adults and fun for children. It helps to understand the history, the philosophy of development of the Zoo.
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