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Zoo La Boissiere du Dore

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Address: la Chataigneraie, 44430 La Boissiere du Dore, France
Phone Number:
+33 2 40 33 70 32
11:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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A must-see if you like zoos and birds

Good selection of animals in good enclosures and all the animals are in good condition and nor displaying any obvious signs of stress...quite the opposite with some of them... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
Simon P
Darlington, United Kingdom
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Good selection of animals in good enclosures and all the animals are in good condition and nor displaying any obvious signs of stress...quite the opposite with some of them (especially the snow leopard that high-dived my son through the window! The real magic list in the bird displays, which I won't spoil for you, but it is the most fantastic... More 

Thank Simon P
Vimoto, Propriétaire at Zoo La Boissiere du Dore, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words. Hope to see you another time :) More 

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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Probably the best we've been to in all honesty. Wide range of animals, birds, reptiles etc, many of them in open enclosures, which makes it feel more like a small safari park than a zoo. The animals seemed much happier than in other zoos too, which is nice.

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Vimoto, Propriétaire at Zoo La Boissiere du Dore, responded to this review

Thanks for your message, regards. More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

We live close to one of Englands best zoos so expectations were high and we weren't disappointed. A very clean well arranged zoo and you can get so close tot the animals you can touch some (especially the Giraffes). The tigers and gorillas are spectacular too. A great day out with plenty of eateries too boot!

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Cambridge, England
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015

This is a good zoo and well worth a visit if you are in the area. There was a large range of animals and you could get very close to some of them (with safety glass in-between!). the layout of the park has been thoughtfully designed and suitable for a pushchair.

Thank worththemost
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2013

This is the second time in 2 years we've visited the zoo.The giraffes were, as the previous contributor said truly amazing and I concur with the layout and variety of animals. The staff were helpful and pleasant, but the 'piece de resistance' is the 'Spectacle des Oiseaux' It was amazing, well choreographed and unlike any thing I've ever seen. Well... More 

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84 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2013 via mobile

Lovely zoo, well laid out and lots of opportunities to see different animals being fed. Two highlight moments were the 'Spectacle des Oiseaux' where a host of birds of prey and other beautiful birds flew within centimetres of our heads. It was brilliant. And secondly, feeding the giraffes. The keeper has a bucket full of chopped up carrots and anybody... More 

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Challans, France
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2013

We took our grandchildren, one a teenager, and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Animals are well cared for. There is the children's animal area and a terrific bird display. We loved the fact that we could feed the giraffes as the walkway takes you up to the level of the giraffes heads. Good access for the less able. Good value.

2 Thank Tonie C

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