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Parc Zoologique et Chateau de Thoiry

#1 of 3 things to do in Thoiry Features Animals
Rue du Pavillon de Montreuil, 78770 Thoiry, France
+33 1 34 87 40 67
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The safari experience was great. The kids totally enjoyed watching the bears, giraffes, deer, etc... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
Basel, Switzerland
via mobile
Great place but expensive ... for the family of four it costs over 100 euros a day... otherwise highly recommended.

Good for family with children Great place but expensive ... for the family of four it costs over... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2016
Hiroko S
via mobile
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Thoiry is a rare example of esoteric Renaissance architecture where the sun rises or sets in the central arch following the solstices. Home since 1559 of the Counts of La Panouse, the drawing rooms offer visitors fine family portraits, furniture and tapestries presented by costumed guides. The 300 acre gardens: Rhododendron woods, Maze, Autumn, Rose, and Perfume Gardens, perennial borders give year round pleasure. Thoiry's world famous 350 acre animal reserve is open year round.
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  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
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“wild animals” (2 reviews)
“safari park” (6 reviews)
“glass tunnel” (4 reviews)
Closes in 11 min
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Rue du Pavillon de Montreuil, 78770 Thoiry, France
+33 1 34 87 40 67
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

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! The zoo was fun as well. The lion on the tube...More

Thank AmritaVk
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Good for family with children Great place but expensive ... for the family of four it costs over 100 euros a day... otherwise highly recommended.

Thank Hiroko S
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

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 park just 2 other...More

Thank Sanamoiz
Reviewed 11 September 2016

This is a combined castle, parc and zoo visit. You will easily spend a day, though you won't feel exhausted in the end. There are several places to sit, drinkable water fountains and toitles throughout the zoo. There are a few animals that had some...More

1  Thank Catello L
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

This place is definitely worth a visit. Main drive through is lovely, all animals were active and interested, even the Bears who are normally sleeping. Lots of cafes, covered and open picnic areas, vending machines and water fountains dotted all over the park. Very relaxed...More

Thank Helen H
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Thoiry is is a zoo with a small safari park. The safari isn't the same as the real thing (multitudes of wild animals in natural habitat) but you drive around a circuit in your car (doesn't have to be a 4x4) and can see elephants,...More

1  Thank brisvegasgirlParis
Reviewed 16 May 2016

Had a blast with the kids driving through the two safari's. The first has zebra's, deers, elephants, antelopes, rhino's, giraffes, camels, and other non-threatening animals. The second safari has mainly bears. In both safaris, animals literally walk right up to your car so in the...More

1  Thank auclutch
Reviewed 29 August 2015

This is a full day out we wished we had done a walk round of the zoo first and then the safari last just because there was ques when we arrived at the safari but as we was leaving the safari at lunch time there...More

Thank Jenny R
Reviewed 14 June 2015

This location of this zoo is not convenient, as the public transport is not direct. In holidays it might be worse because of less frequent public transport. We went by taxi and hence we could not go on the safari. We saw only the part...More

Thank HRP82
Reviewed 1 June 2015

The Thoiry Park is interesting and nice for the kids. You buy a ticket for the chateau (we didn't visited it), the zoo (traditional) and the safari (you drive by your on car). The Zoo is ok, but a little dirty (mainly the bathrooms, almost...More

Thank RosaTiritilli
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George H
How do I get there by public transport from Paris Gare du Nord?
13 June 2015|
Response from Zoo-Thoiry | Property representative |
Hello. From Gare du Nord take Metro Line 4 (Direction 'Montrouge') to 'Montparnasse Bienvenue'. Follow signs to the mainline station of Gare Montparnasse. Where you take a train to next depends on how you want to visit... More