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“Expensive but well worth it.”

Reserve Africaine de Sigean
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Sigean
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 20 August 2014

This isn't a cheap day out but you can spend a whole day here if you have the time.
There are two sections - one by car and one on foot. The car tour has a number of separate areas to keep various animals apart. The dangerous animals (bears and lions) weren't really cooperating the day we were there but the zebras and the ostriches made up for it as they came really close to the car.
The area by foot has some sections that are really steep so do these first! The elephants were fantastic but the highlight for us was watching the alligators being fed. They were ferocious but the keeper feeding them didn't seem to care.
If you can spare a full day take a picnic as the queues for food were long and there are plenty of picnic areas to sit in.

1  Thank Julia C
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

This is a Safari Park well worth visiting. Quite frankly I am amazed that there is any complaint about the charges for admission to the Park - a charge which is comparable to that made by similar establishments in the UK and elsewhere and which not only allows one to spend a whole day in brilliant surroundings and in the company of hundreds of animals who are clearly well looked after but which also provides the funds for animal conservation projects. It is an attraction at which one should plan to spend at least 4 but preferably 5 or 6 hours. The is my second visit - my first was way back in 2009 - and I will assuredly be returning. I have only two criticisms - the catering facilities are not great (my advice is 'take a picnic') and the gift shop is not that impressive.

1  Thank 0707David
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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.

5  Thank fawltyholidays
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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.

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

2  Thank lovefoodLondon
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