The safari experience was great. The kids totally enjoyed watching the bears, giraffes, deer, etc... read more
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
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 the park. Bear in mind that without a car (or taxi) you will not be able to visit the drive-through safari section, but the single entry ticket means you will still be paying for it. If you are happy to miss the safari tour and just see the zoo, gardens and chateau, you can take the train to Villiers-Neauphle-Pontchartrain from where, Monday to Saturday, you can catch the No. 78 bus (Direction: Mantes) to Thoiry (get off in the village centre - no buses on Sundays). If you would like to go on the safari tour by taxi, take a train to Montort l'Amaury-Méré (just one stop/5 mins further than Villiers-Neauphle-Pontchartain) but book a taxi in advance to meet you at the station. You would need to arrange for the taxi to take you around the safari and then collect you later in the day to go back to the station once you've seen the zoo, gardens and chateau. It's a full day's outing. SCHOOL HOLIDAYS SHUTTLE BUS OPTION: if you come during July & August, or the half-term holidays in October, there is a zoo bus service from Montfort l'Amaury-Méré train station at 09:36 on Wednesdays and Saturdays which will take you around the safari and back to the station again, leaving Thoiry at 17:02. Further information on the zoo's website. One other option from Paris is to take the PARIScityVISION tour bus from central Paris. They pick you up in Paris, take you round the safari, and drive you back to Paris at the end of the day.