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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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Such a scam!!!

Such a "scam" : a dishonest way to make money by deceiving people. The internet site announces... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Patrice P
Paris, France
via mobile
Nice Zoo

This place has become a ritual for us when we visit Paris with the kids. One part is a "drive thru... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good35%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
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“wild animals” (2 reviews)
“safari park” (6 reviews)
“glass tunnel” (4 reviews)
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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 6 days ago via mobile

Such a "scam" : a dishonest way to make money by deceiving people. The internet site announces such a nice experience but the reality is something else. 76€ for a family of three. Total waste. The number of animals are in so little number that...More

Thank Patrice P
C_de_La_Panouse, Manager at Parc Zoologique et Chateau de Thoiry, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We are sorry you feel this way about your visit to our park. We endeavor to please our visitors whilst maintaining a high level of animal welfare for our animals by giving them wide natural spaces to thrive in. This admittedly does mean that animals...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has become a ritual for us when we visit Paris with the kids. One part is a "drive thru" zoo, where you get to see Giraffes zebras and the likes. The other part for smaller animals is behind the castle. There's a big...More

1  Thank nbussenius
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 4 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

1  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
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Guitta K
22 July 2017|
Response from nbussenius | Reviewed this property |
The safari trucks go inside where the cars go plus the lions. Cars don't get to see the lions.
George H
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