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“Walk to walk jams and No Animals!”

Reserve Africaine de Sigean
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Sigean
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

Charged €80 euros for an adult and 2 kids. Drove through gates and sat in a traffic jam around the park for 2 hours - no joke.

Saw one ostrich which attacked our car, the back of a bear and a lion pride for all of 3 seconds. That was all! Traffic in two lanes so felt more like sitting on a motorway than being a part of the natural world!

Traffic management extraordinarily poorly managed. No attempt to control the number of cars going around.No attempt at conservation, breeding programmes, no education material. Infact an uncomfortable feeling that it's just another tourist trap and I feel bad that I fell for it.

The zoo itself (walking part) is much better - elephants seemed particularly happy splashing about in the water, giraffes had a great deal of room, savannah area impressive but jaguar cage far too small, the same goes for the wallabys.

Date of experience: August 2014
6  Thank fawltyholidays
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in 5 reviews
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in 2 reviews
"great family day"
in 3 reviews
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"euros per adult"
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"entrance fee"
in 3 reviews
"ice cream"
in 3 reviews
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"safari park"
in 17 reviews
"the reserve"
in 14 reviews
"wild animals"
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

It is expensive but it is totally worth it. Adults and kids had a lot of fun, the place is beautiful and the animals are treated very well. I highly recommend this place.
It takes between 3 and 4 hours to visit.

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank cynchu
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

Simply because they don't allow soft tops for safety reasons. We had to wait 30 mins for a mini bus but got a private VIP tour of the park with commentary ( in French) for free. The buses run every hour so check timetable before you arrive if you have a soft top or jeep type car. The park was magnificent and cost 130 euros for two adults and three kids

Date of experience: August 2014
2  Thank lovefoodLondon
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Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

I really had to persuade my husband to agree to the 106euro entry fee but feel it was worth it within the first 30 mins. At this reserve all the animals were moving! The emus responded to us through the car windows, the alligators were fascinating to watch and 30 mins watching 2 elephants playing in the water was wonderful. Maybe we were lucky and it is expensive, bring a picnic and see what happens.

Date of experience: August 2014
4  Thank Ghislaine S
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

So this was our first experience with an 'open' zoo, where you can drive your car and check out the animals.

The first part of the zoo contain 8 areas with different animals which you will all get to see. The bears and lions are the most exciting ones.

The good thing is that you can always decide to check out an area again, even after you made your visit to the 'normal' zoo.

Be aware that the ostrichs will get very close to your car, and will try to grab some insects or pick your windows, which we considered very funny.

We also had 2 bears fighting right in front of our car, which was an impressive thing to see!

The second part, the 'normal' zoo, is not that special, but it does have a great view, and it has a big open water with a lot of birds, which is impressive to see. Be aware that there can be quite some steep roads to walk in this part of the zoo, as it is partly situated on a small hill. There is no stairs, so visitors in wheelchairs should be allright.

We had a great day here, and our children liked it very much, so we would say it is very recommended!

Date of experience: July 2014
3  Thank Rrrobin
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