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La Palmyre Zoo

La Palmyre Zoo, a family outing

Close to the beaches of the Charente-Maritime, on the stretch of coastline known as the ‘Côte de Beauté’, and only a few dunes away from the seaside resort of Royan, is one of Europe’s most well-known zoological parks, the La Palmyre Zoo.

One of the biggest animal parks in Europe!

The Zoo offers visitors the opportunity to observe more than 1600 animals from all the continents… Asian Elephants, polar bears, orang-utans from Borneo, lemurs from Madagascar and flamingos from the Caribbean are housed close to small Nepalese pandas and African zebras.

As you walk along the shady pathways which meander across the 18 hectare pine forest site, you will encounter 1600 animals from 115 different species, each one housed in a habitat designed to ensure that it perfectly suits the animals’ needs.
Every year the zoo records between 200 and 300 births. This success is due to the careful monitoring of animal reproduction and the high level of attention and care given to the nutrition and well-being of the animals.

A zoological park committed to the preservation and conservation of animal species

The La Palmyre Zoo also plays an important role in the safeguarding of critically endangered species by participating in 40 European Endangered Species Programmes (EEP), 17 European Studbook programmes (ESB) and by financing several species conservation programmes in the field around the world (orang-utans in Borneo, calaos in Thailand, gorillas in Gabon, blue-eyed lemurs in Madagascar, penguins in South Africa, golden lion tamarins in Brazil etc.)



Opening hours

Open every day, all year round :
• 1st April to 30th September, 9am to 7pm
• The rest of the year, 9am-6pm
•Time required for the visit: 4 hours minimum
• Free parking
• Sea Lion Shows and Parrot shows: from Easter to 1st November

Ticket prices

• Adults: 15 €
• Children (3 to 12 yrs): 11 €
• Groups: contact us
• Information: Tel: 08 92 68 18 48 (calls cost: 0.34 €/min)
NB. Dogs are not allowed in the Zoo, even if kept on a leash. Thank you for your understanding.

Contact details

Zoo de La Palmyre

6, avenue de Royan
Tél : 08 92 68 18 48


The La Palmyre Zoo classified 2nd of the zoos in France by Tripadvisor!

Tripadvisor published his ranking of the most beautiful zoos and the aquariums of France, Europe and World
The La Palmyre Zoo is approved by a large majority by the travelers of the community Tripadvisor:

· 2nd in France,
· 10th in Europe,
· 23rd in the World(Monde).

This result(profit) greets the work of all the team of the La Palmyre Zoo which watches the everyday life(daily paper) with requirement to offer a quality of welcome(reception) and visit.

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