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Parc Zoologique et Chateau de Thoiry, Thoiry

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#2 of 26 in Parks in Yvelines
Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
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Parc Zoologique et Chateau de Thoiry blends a castle, zoo, and botanical garden. The castle itself was originally designed as a solar calendar, with the garden walkways as the hands. Built according to the golden ratio, the castle's design is in harmony with the solar cycles. Outside, you can explore the gardens, which have been fashioned by famous landscapers for centuries, marking the styles of their respective eras. Beech, oak, hornbeam, and chestnut trees all shade the property. The safari park, which must be visited from inside your vehicle, houses about 800 free-roaming exotic animals. Parts of the zoo and botanical gardens have been made accessible by foot. There’s a Komodo dragon exhibit and a lion exhibit, where you can walk among the felines inside a glass tunnel. The Mysterious Island offers an adventure trail on suspended bridges. To visit Parc Zoologique et Chateau de Thoiry on your holiday in Thoiry, and find out what else Thoiry has to offer, use our Thoiry.
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  • What a fantastic place, we arrived at about 11 but should have arrived on opening as we left at closing time and didn't have time to do everything! We entered the Safari first which I would... 
    What a fantastic place, we arrived at about 11 but should have arrived on opening as we left at closing time and didn't have time to do everything! We entered the Safari first which I would...  more »
  • Beautiful day out seeing animals who looked well cared and had proper spaces cared of to live in. Lots of animals, some of them we never saw before. It is amazing to see so many of them. Lots of... 
    Beautiful day out seeing animals who looked well cared and had proper spaces cared of to live in. Lots of animals, some of them we never saw before. It is amazing to see so many of them. Lots of...  more »
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  • Huge castle with the ground floor on exhibition. The collection of furniture, glass ware, decors are very classic, traditional and vintage. You can also check out the garden just outside which is also pretty impressively decorated and well maintained. You can visit this castle for free by showing the ticket of the zoo Parc thoiry so a good tip if you like :)
  • Very nice castle, be careful because it can be booked by people for ceremony. But, even if that's the case you can enjoy the outside light which are breathtaking!

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