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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 signs to get to the zoo once in the city is not visible or does not exist. The driving tour is pretty friendly but watch out for the car of the zoo that rolls fast. These same cars you can find them on the walking tour, and they always go too fast. The zoo is friendly but in my childhood memories there + animals. It was still a good day, but the entrance is a little expensive. Plan a picnic and forget expensive and inedible snacks (€9.9 a skewer not cooked and tasteless fries fortunately few in number because foul). Picnic friendly spaces are arranged in the zoo; Next time...
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  • This very old park is really beautiful. Part of the visit by car to discover plenty of animals who live around you, along the tracks or Rails. Part of the visit on foot from the Castle or it is good, nice with many areas forested, places for picnic, fun for children. In short a magical place where you feel not stressed. Council, come to the opening at 10: 00, (see schedule depending on the season), because some animals are fed at this time and including bears and at one time or not too hot... You will also enjoy the famous Tyrolean for 6 euros, worth the cost... In short, it was perfect.
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  • We were a group of tourists and have all been shocked by the space of macaques: gantries destroyed lying on the ground between some bushes of nettles, no trees, no sheet, no grey area. Their many group was entirely agglutinated the only wall that offered them a bit of freshness. Also, the place dedicated to the anaconda's pitiful. It is folded on itself in a mininuscule aquarium. A big let - on the part of the Zoo, also large and beautifully flowered at this time.
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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

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