There are several zoos a few hours from campsite Castels ! A golden opportunity to see the animals of the savanna and discover some rare species ! People of all ages will be enthralled by this adventure !
Zoo de la Palmyre
A 90 minute drive from the Castel Western Village, you will find one of the most renowned zoos in France. Polar bears, giraffes, monkeys and majestic pink flamingos welcome you to the Zoo of Palmyre. In the heart of an 18 hectare pine forest you can sight more than 1600 mammals, birds and reptiles representing 115 different species.
Zoo des Sables
It’s only 30 minutes by car from the Castel La Garangeoire, here you will discover a zoo unlike any other. The Zoo des Sables differs because of its commitment to the conservation of flora and fauna. The green spaces are managed according to an ecological charter and the zoo supports projects that preserves endangered species. You can admire more than 300 exotic animals of which more than half are the subject of Europes protective measures.
Zoo de Beauval
You will be welcomed by gorillas, giraffes, lions and other animals of all kinds amongst 22 hectares of the Park de Beauval. It is not surprising that the zoo is classified amongst the most beautiful wildlife parks in the world ! The zoo Parc is also the first maternity hospital for wild animals in France with an average birth rate of 450 a year ! Newborns never fail to bring joy to everyone !
Zoo de la Flèche
Within an hour of the camping site Castle de Chanteloup, you can discover in reality the zoo much admired on TV titled ” A season in the zoo “. Established in 1946, the Zoo de la Flèche was the first private zoo in France.
On 14 hectares, the park shelters 1500 animals stemming from 150 different species ! Reptiles, birds and mammals, you will not know which way to turn there is so much to be seen and admired !
Zoo de Thoiry
Remaining in your own car you can discover the 8 kilometres African reserve of Thoiry ! Zebras, rhinoceros, hippopotamuse and gnus will come to greet you ! You can also come across the cheetahs, leopards and tigers in their domain thanks to a footbridge !
Guaranteed to be a memorable visit !