Parc Zoologique et Chateau de Thoiry, Thoiry
(2.3/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web)
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. For Parc Zoologique et Chateau de Thoiry and beyond, use our Thoiry vacation route planner to get the most from your Thoiry vacation.
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  • I love Thoiry since I was a child and it's always super this proximity with animals
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  • We go there regularly with our annual map this park is always as well through the seasons and years strongly March 2017 a reopening
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  • The only negative I found (which is 4 stars and not 5) is that there is no bench in front of all parcels... Too bad, me being disabled I would love to be able to me sitting in front of some animals... First we did the tour of herbivores in car park! And frankly, it leaves us completely in another world! see animals in almost-freedom and passed between them in order to observe them more closely... It's an experience that I recommend to everyone. Then we did the tour of the huge ZOO walk, I recommend going over two days. We did the stupidity of wanting to do everything on one day, we have failed.
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