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Bioparc de Doue la Fontaine

#1 of 6 things to do in Doue-la-Fontaine Features Animals
103 rue de Cholet | Doué la fontaine, 49700, Doue-la-Fontaine, France
+33 2 41 59 18 58
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Our second visit, one year on and still amazing

Whatever your views on "zoos", this Bioparc is astounding. We were really moved by the giraffe... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
via mobile
A wonderful experience

Our teenage daughter begged us to take her here all week of our trip and so we gave in and wow... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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The Bioparc, located in the heart of the Loire Valley, is the only troglodyte zoo in the world. Tunnels, waterfalls and lush green quarries allow you to be immersed in a naturally air-conditioned universe. Enjoy travelling in our mineral labyrinth and encounter over 1000 animals in an atmosphere evoking their original habitats.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
103 rue de Cholet | Doué la fontaine, 49700, Doue-la-Fontaine, France
+33 2 41 59 18 58
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Whatever your views on "zoos", this Bioparc is astounding. We were really moved by the giraffe enclosure - such beautiful animals - and we got so close! There is great space for the animals and you will love it. The gibbons swung around Olympic style...More

Thank waterboatColin
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our teenage daughter begged us to take her here all week of our trip and so we gave in and wow! Totally unexpectedly a really enjoyable attraction and by far the best zoo we have ever been to. Very big with lots of very happy...More

Thank porpoise10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can honestly say that this is the best Zoo I have ever been to. The size of the Vulture enclosure is breath taking! The Monkeys performed on queue for us. You are a not allowed your own food so beware for long queues at...More

1  Thank ppj22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely zoo with free parking just across the road. You get your arm stamped on the way in and this allows you to leave your picnic in the car and then return after you've eaten it although food prices inside were very reasonable. A good...More

1  Thank Jane C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to the zoo a number of times over the last few years, our advice is go early as the animals are active, lion is roaring and the gibbons calling. The lay out takes you under ground between the animal enclosures that are...More

1  Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have done research in zoos and was astounded at the amazing aviary. Whole flocks of birds having huge spacs to fly and live. Well organized pathway system to circulate people around the park. And the rhinos ... Just love rhinos.

Thank sregenfuss
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the busiest attractions in the area but our kids love it and we have been a few times over the years. Love the giraffes at head height who come up to the walk ways and the bird zone is great too. Not a...More

Thank Jo J
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

A great zoo, well worth visiting if in the area. Lots of interesting animals who seem well looked after in thoughtfully worked out enclosures. Eating lunch whilst watching giraffes is a real treat, though you do pay a premium for this. Excellent for young children,...More

Thank thejimbon
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

This place is AMAZING. I have never visited a 'zoo' (I use the word zoo, but this is not a good description - there are no cages here) that is in such an incredible setting and has such a wow factor. The whole place is...More

2  Thank BooFur
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic zoo! Honestly one of the best we have been to. Great for kids of all ages and great for adults. It is set out over two levels, as you can't eat inside we saw the lower level first went out to the...More

1  Thank Jaymackie
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11 May 2015|
Response from Bioparc_Doue | Property representative |
It's better to take a taxi cause it's quite a long way from the down town to the Bioparc. Have a nice visit ! The Bioparc team
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