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“Expensive but worth it!”

Reserve Africaine de Sigean
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Sigean
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 14 July 2014

The lion and bear sections were brilliant! It was an expensive trip for 2 adults & 3 kids €128.00 to get in.

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Reviewed 8 July 2014

An excellent day spent in this attraction. Pricey at €31 for adults, €22 for kids, under 4's are free but worth it as you can easily spend a full day there. We did the safari part first, doing most of the trails twice. It was amazing to see the animals up close and roaming around. The zebras decided to cross the road in front of us, all of them in a line, causing quite a traffic jam. Gave a new meaning to zebra crossing! Afterwards we did the zoo part & had food in one of the restaurants. Food was ok, something to suit everyone and reasonably priced. Plenty of toilets throughout the zoo and all were clean. Before we left, we did a few of the trails from the safari part again, for another close-up look at the animals. Not to be missed if you're in the area!

6  Thank MrsARyan
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Had a very good day out at this attraction despite the horrendous admission fee. All the animals appeared healthy and well cared for. The only downside was that some of them were too far away for a good view, but I suppose this is the price to pay for their comfort and well-being. The food was reasonable - not particularly brilliant, but better than that at most visitor attractions in the U.K.

Thank AlexHexham
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

2014 is the 40th Anniversary of this attraction. We have been regular visitors since 2006 and, although the entry charge at 31 euros for an adult and 22 euros for a child between the ages of 4 and 14 is expensive, we feel it is very worthwhile bearing in mind you get a full day out and the amazing work the Reserve is doing in conserving wildlife in a natural setting.
The Reserve is open from 9am every day of the year until between 4pm and 6pm dependent on the season.
We think it is better to visit out of season to avoid the congestion driving round the nearly 5 miles of enclosures where you can see animals such as bears, lions, zebras, giraffes, all sorts of deer, rhinos, ostriches etc roaming around at leisure. By avoiding the summer holiday weeks, you get to see the animals at leisure rather than have to keep on the move so that other carloads can see the animals.
After the drive, you are directed to the car parks where you can take refreshments at the restaurant before going on foot to see the rest of the Reserve - animals such as camels, elephants, chimpanzees, all sorts of birds, emus, monkeys, meerkats, reptiles etc. culminating in a walk along the lake where there are pelicans nesting and hundreds of flamingos. There is a small refreshment outlet with toilets about half way round next to the African Plain. It is a pleasant spot to picnic.
The whole visit should take about 3 to 4 hours but longer if you want to.

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Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

We have been to this zoo numerous times. It is always a great experience for us - to see so many animals with plenty of places to roam around. Start off with a drive through safari and then walking later. Stroller and wheelchair friendly. If you don't want to pack for a picnic, you could eat at the restaurant. Reasonable price with spaghetti, steak and fries, ice-cream, children friendly food, etc. They have very nice scenery of the sea and lake. Toliets are easy to find. It's best to start off in the morning as the zoo is really big and will take you the whole day.

Thank Janlee07
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