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The Palmyra Zoo

One of the most beautiful French zoos

The zoo of La Palmyre, located on the Atlantic Coast between Royan, the île de ré and the île of Oléron, is one of the most beautiful French zoos.
Founded by Claude Caillé in 1966, this unique site has become over time one of the most famous zoos in France and a key element of the region’s sentimental heritage. Nestled in the heart of an 18-hectare pine forest, La Palmyre Zoo is now one of the most popular tourist sites in Charente-Maritime.
Every year, 700,000 visitors crowd into its alleys to contemplate more than 1600 mammals, birds and reptiles representing 115 different species.
Take advantage of your visit of the île de Ré to marvel at the species of the Zoo de la Palmyre.

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In addition to being a pleasant and entertaining outing for the public, La Palmyre Zoo also plays an important role in the conservation of endangered species, scientific research and environmental education. Every year, it registers 200 to 300 births, a success that can be explained by the care given to feeding and animal welfare.

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Prices and opening hours of the Zoo

From April 1st to September 30th, the Zoo de la Palmyre opens its doors to you from 9am to 7pm.
From October 1st to March 31st, he welcomes you from 9am to 6pm. You can go there at the latest 1h30 before the park closes, because the animals start coming in 30 min before the park closes.
As far as individual rates are concerned, it is 17 euros for adults, 13 euros for children from 3 to 12 years old and free for children under 3 years old. The adult annual subscription card costs 51 euros, and 39 euros for children aged 3 to 12.

Works councils, groups of at least 25 people, school groups and leisure centres benefit from reduced rates. Admission is free for the accompanying person of non-motorized wheelchair users and blind people.

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