20 Zoos in France that you should visit - With photos & details

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20 Zoos to explore in France

France, including its overseas territories, has the most number of time zones with a total of 12 time zones. France has long been a global center of art, science, and philosophy. It hosts the world's fourth-largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is the leading tourist destination, receiving around 83 million foreign visitors annually.

Bioparc de Doué-la-Fontaine103 Rue de Cholet, 49700 Doué-la-Fontaine, France

The Bioparc Zoo is one of the notable zoos in france situated in the town of Doue-la Fontaine. The zoo is designed in 14 hecters of land compised of 1000 animals as members.

Guadeloupe zooRoute de la Marina, Pointe-à-Pitre 97190, Guadeloupe

The zoo Guadeloupe, also known locally as the name Mamelles Park, is a zoo French on the island of Basse-Terre in Guadeloupe, in the municipality of Bouillante. It occupies a site of 4  hectares, on which it presents approximately 450 animals of 64 species. It is located on the Route de la Traversée, near Les Mamelles, two mountains of the Guadeloupe National Park, from which it takes its name.

La Montagne des SingesWick, 67600 Kintzheim, France

The Montagne des Singes is an animal park located in the commune of Kintzheim in Alsace . In this 24  hectare space which opened in 1969 , we can observe more than 240  magots . Since the park was created in 1969, the Montagne des Singes has also housed a center for studies on the social behavior of magots.  One of the nice location which was aimed in the conservation fo Magots.

Le PalSaint-Pourçain-sur-Besbre, 03290 Dompierre-sur-Besbre, France

Le Pal Park covers 35 hectares and includes an amusement park and animal area. Located in the municipality area of Saint-Pourçain-sur-Besbre, in the Allier, France. Created in 1973, the site became a theme park in 1981. It offers more than 25 attractions and more than 600 animals in semi-captivity, among several animal shows. It has around 500 animals from five continents. It also offers animals shows featuring sea lions and other birds.

Montagne des SingesMontagne des Singes, French Guiana

The Montagne des Singes is an animal park located in the town of Kintzheim in Alsace. In this space of 24  hectares which opened in 1969, one can observe more than 240  magots. The site is open from late March to mid-November. The visit lasts about an hour.  It has free parking, a picnic area, restaurant service, and a playground. This place also housed a center for studies on the social behavior of magots.

Parc animalier de Sainte-CroixRoute de Sainte-Croix, 57810 Rhodes, France

The Sainte-Croix Animal Park is a French zoological park located in the heart of the Lorraine Regional Natural Park, in Rhodes. Mainly specialized in European fauna, it is designed as a park of vision. Created in 1980 by Gérald Singer, it is now his sons, Laurent and Pierre, who manage the park. It covers an area of 120  hectares with more than 1,500 animals of 130 species and it made this zoo one of the five largest zoos in France.

Parc de l'AuxoisLe Foulon, D905, 21350 Arnay-Sous-Vitteaux, France

The Park of Auxois is a zoo and leisure park located at a place called Le Foulon in the town of Arnay-sous-Vitteaux. In 2018, it welcomed 125,000 visitors. The zoological park is the most important part of the establishment and has around 500 animals of 90 different species. There are also several domestic breeds of poultry raised and offered for sale.

Parc Phœnix405 Prom. des Anglais, 06200 Nice, France

Parc Phœnix is a botanical garden and zoo, located at the southwestern edge of Nice. Much of the park consists of a huge greenhouse with a large pool housing animals such as pelicans, swans, ducks, turtles, etc.

Touroparc Zoo400 Boulevard du Parc, 71570 Romanèche-Thorins, France

Touroparc Zoo, formerly known Touroparc, is a zoo and amusement park french located in Romaneche-Thorins in the department of Saône-et-Loire, in the Beaujolais.  Founded in 1961 by René Livet, it covers an area of ​​12 hectares and is home to around 700 animals belonging to 140 species.  It is a permanent member of the European Association of Zoos and Aquariums and participates in European programs for endangered species.

Vallée Des Singes RomagneLe Gureau, 86700 Romagne, France

La Vallée des Singes is a French zoological park located in Romagne , in Vienne . Founded by the Dutchman Wim Mager in 1998 , twenty-seven years after having founded the Apenheul park , the park today presents a great diversity of primates on vegetated islands that the visitor crosses while circulating in the middle of monkeys and other lemurs.

Zoo and Botanical Garden of BranféréParc animalier et botanique & Parcabout de Branféré, 56190 Le Guerno, France

A 35-hectare zoo and botanical garden located in Le Guerno, Morbihan, Brittany, France. The park is open daily except in the winter season. The animals are freely roaming around the zoo and there is also a beautiful botanical garden too. There are so many varieties of wildlife living freely inside this zoo. There are so many rare species and also it gives information about the vast wildlife.

Zoo d'Amnéville1 Rue du Tigre, 57360 Amnéville, France

The Amnéville Zoological Park is a French zoo in the Grand Est region located between Metz and the border with Luxembourg, near Amnéville. About 2000 animals 1 of 360 species are presented there on 18  hectares. It is one of the few French zoos to feature gorillas and orangutans. It is also the only one to present a show taming of tigers. A nice zoo which has a large collection of Wildlife and is kept in a serene environment.

Zoo de GuyaneRoute du Galion, Macouria 97355, French Guiana

The Guyana Zoo is a zoo French located in Guyana. It is the only one present in this region and overseas department. Located in the two municipalities of Macouria and Montsinéry, it is home to more than 75 Guyanese species, most of which are protected, representing more than 450 individuals. It is one of the main tourist attractions in Guyana which was opened in  1983.

Zoo de la FlècheLe Tertre Rouge, 72200 La Flèche, France

The Zoo de La Flèche is an 18-hectare zoo that opened in 1946 making it the oldest private park in France. It is home to 160 animals species. The zoo is dedicated to enhancing the well-being of the animals and the experience of visitors.

Zoo La Palmyre6 Avenue de Royan, 17570 Les Mathes, France

The Palmyre zoo is a zoo French on the Atlantic coast of Nova Aquitaine, in Charente-Maritime, in the Arvert peninsula, between Royan and Oléron Island. Created in 1966 by Claude Caillé. It covers 18 hectares in the seaside resort of La Palmyre, enclosed between the national forest of La Coubre and the forest of Combots d'Ansoine. The park, set up as a landscaped garden, offers visitors the opportunity to observe more than 1,500 animals of 115 species, along a course of more than 4 kilometers.

Zoo LilleAvenue Mathias Delobel, 59000 Lille, France

Zoo Lille or Parc Zoologique de Lille is a zoo in the North - French city of Lille.  The 3.5- hectare park opened in 1950 and is home to more than 300 different animals, spread over more than 80 species. What is special is that for many years access to the park was free, which has made it one of the greatest tourist attractions in the entire region. The park has 6 different parts including a tropical building, an African and an American part, and a monkey building.

Zoo MaubeugeRue du Parc, 59600 Maubeuge, France

The Maubeuge zoo is a zoological park located in Maubeuge, in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region. Today, the zoo is known for its particular setting, in the very heart of the ramparts of Vauban, and the hundreds of animals present there: giraffes, hippos, white tigers, etc. Today it covers an area of ​​7 hectares on which are distributed 350 animals of 56 species.

Zoological and Botanical Park of Mulhouse111 Avenue de la 1ère Division Blindée, 68100 Mulhouse, France

A french zoological garden which was created in 1868 by philanthropists industrialists, led by Charles Thierry-Mieg son. It covers 25 hectares and presents more than 900 animals of 170 species, as well as 3,500 plant varieties. The park holds the national label "remarkable garden" of the Ministry of Culture for its botanical collections.  There are so many collections of rare and endangered living beings and plants too.

zoological reserve of the Haute-ToucheD975, 36290 Obterre, France

The Haute Touche Zoological Park is a zoo and safari park in France which was established in 1958 and opened to the public in 1980.  There are around  920 animals from 85 species which was roaming around 480 hectares of land and it also has a remarkable collection of Deers. The vast size of the park, allows the animals to be presented in roomy enclosures. There is a very good 'monkey island' that will amuse the kids, young and old.

ZooParc de BeauvalAvenue du Blanc, 41110 St Aignan, France

A beautiful zoo which was ranked among the 10 best zoos in the world. It has the greatest diversity of wildlife in France, around 8,000 animals including two giant pandas in 40 hectares of land. It has been the first zoo in France to present leucistic big cats, white tigers and white lions. There is also a hotel inside the zoo which provides accommodation facilities and also it has the largest bird collection too. The Zoo is located in the Loir-et-Cher department, in the heart of France.