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Zoo des Sables d'Olonne

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Route du Tour de France, 85100, Les Sables-d'Olonne, France
+33 2 51 95 14 10
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very expensive

about the smallest zoo I have ever been to, and at 16 Euros each proved to be the most expensive... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Merseyside, United Kingdom
Worth a visit

A small but well looked after zoo. All the animals are in good condition and they have many births... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
Vendee, France
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Nature lovers, the Sables d'Olonne zoo is expecting you within walking distance from the ocean! Wild flora and fauna have found here their island dedicated to biodiversity research and conservation. Alongside 100-year old trees and lush vegetation, 350 rare animals inhabit this oasis: Atlas lions, Kordofan giraffes, Amur leopards, monkeys, maned wolves, red pandas, giant anteaters, armadillos and other birds will have you discover a fascinating world.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good51%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Route du Tour de France, 85100, Les Sables-d'Olonne, France
+33 2 51 95 14 10
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

about the smallest zoo I have ever been to, and at 16 Euros each proved to be the most expensive hour's worth of "entertainment" ever. More value searching in the rock pools along the sea front!!

Thank nevewilliams999
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

A small but well looked after zoo. All the animals are in good condition and they have many births so that must mean they are content. An interesting couple of hours.

Thank Lunchers85
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

We picked the place as the wether did not invite to the beach. It was not very crowded (September) - probably different in main season. Very nice setup, no real attractions but a nice selection of animals. Personal is very friendly and helpful. Only the...More

Thank H3Tom
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

What a lovely day out. A zoo very different to any I've been too. A lovely variety of birds and wildlife and we especially enjoyed the giraffes. The gift shop was superb and great value for money and the staff were friendly. Only downside was...More

Thank nicolactt
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I am not a massive fan of zoo's but with young children it is an obvious place to visit and the reviews were good. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised myself, I quite liked this zoo, in particular the aviary was amazing with...More

Thank 70'sThrowback
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Went with three teenagers who's standard response before we started was "not another zoo!" Is well laid out with a good selection of animals. The bush dog was particularly well received!

Thank Nick1963lufc
Reviewed 1 August 2017

We opted for the zoo on a day that was too hot for some of us on the beach, and we wren't disappointed. On arrival we were given a map with a suggested route which we were happy to follow as it helped to make...More

Thank Eleanor F
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

I had a lovely time at this zoo , it is quite a small zoo but the animals are well looked after. It took us about 2 hours to walk around the zoo and that was without a rush. It would be a great zoo...More

Thank Millicent L
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

You could do a couple of hours or a whole day. Follow the signs to the zoo and then park on the streets nearby - no need to use zoo parking. When we got there we were pleasantly surprised at how intimate it was. No...More

1  Thank Therealartestu
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

We went with our children, 1 & 4yr old. We drove 50mins to the zoo and it was really worthwhile. A lovely setting in shaded woodland walk with a good variety of endangered animals and signs (in French) about the conservation etc. This is not...More

Thank WDD83
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