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Parc Zoologique et Chateau de Thoiry, Thoiry

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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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  • The safari experience was great. The kids totally enjoyed watching the bears, giraffes, deer, etc. The icing on the cake were the zebra and ostrich strolling around and reaching up close to our cars! ...  more »
  • Good for family with children Great place but expensive ... for the family of four it costs over 100 euros a day... otherwise highly recommended.  more »
  • This park is around 45 mins drive from central Paris ... we started from champs élysées ... as we entered the park we first decided to do the zoo ... as it was a Monday there was nobody else in the pa...  more »
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  • A good number of animals that are well cared for. Children obviously excited. Places for picnic. Bring plenty of water on hot days. If you're tired of walking there's a toy train in and out for a pittance.
  • Fantastic. Bug cats, lots of original species, the safari, now they have a new dinosaurs area.
  • Safari by car - great experience. Nice views on animals
  • We can give endless reasons to not go to the Zoos. Here is another one. Spend money to save them in the Wild where they belong. At least he would have lived free until his death. Shame on you
  • HOW COULD YOU LET POACHERS COME IN AND KILL VINCE...STEP UP YOUR SECURITY