An ideal destination for a day out with children and grandchildren, the Bioparc promises marvellous experiences in a superb, unexpected setting. "
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An encounter with 1,000 animals at the Bioparc de Doué
An ideal destination for a day out with children and grandchildren, the Bioparc promises marvellous experiences in a superb, unexpected setting. You are surrounded by diverse natural environments where the animals blend into a decor close to their natural habitat : tunnel, waterfalls and quarries with lush vegetation. A journey to meet more than 1,000 animals.
Bioparc, at the heart of the Val de Loire near Saumur, is unique in the world due to its troglodyte location. Along with Beauval, it is considered as one of the finest zoos in Europe. Installed in old quarries where falun stone was extracted, the underground parts of the zoo and the general coolness of the site are most welcome during summer. Falun is a sedimentary rock typical of the region, deposited by the sea 10 million years ago and is easy to work with to create settings suitable for the different animals. As soon as you start your visit, you will be plunged into the zoo’s atmosphere with an amazing view of the « Camp des Girafes ».
Bioparc and the largest aviary in Europe
Go right to the heart of the largest aviary in Europe where an impressive number of birds live together and enjoy direct contact with the eight species of parrot. A fresh water zone and a lake with enormous waterfalls is home to Humboldt penguins, pelicans, ibis and flamingos. A feast for the eyes…and the ears too !
Throughout your visit you can meet the animals and talk to their keepers to learn more about their way of life. A special time is the Giraffes’ Teatime - a magical moment for everyone that really shouldn’t be missed.
Be brave and walk along the tunnel leading to the amphitheatre hollowed out of the rock, where you can watch the spectacular sight of hooded vultures being fed !
Other attractions are : Rhinoceros Valley – European Aviary – Leopard Canyon – Okapi Sanctuary - Reptiles, and lots more…