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Planete Sauvage
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: For 25 years, Planète Sauvage is a unique opportunity to discover more than 1000 wild animals from 150 different species in natural areas. Discover our 10km safari by car and our pedestrian area including a dolphin show, Kirikou's Village, Madagascar Island, and 2 news : the Jungle Bridge with it's monkeys and an Inca Trail that takes you to South America !
Reviewed 20 August 2013

We visited Planete Sauvage mid-July, on one of the hottest days of the summer..oh dear! It was 40 degrees on the car themometer, and a lot of the animals, like lions and cheetahs, were only content to be lying in the shade and not roaming about...who could blame them?!
We paid €90+ for our visit but didn't mind as it was a big thrill for our two kids, ages 3 and 6. Despite the heat, the trip around the park to see the animals was pleasant with no delays whatsoever, contrary to what other reviewers have posted. My only quibble is that we didn't bring a pick-nick, looking forward to buying lunch half way round the park. The facilities there were certainly NOT what I expected of a park with so many visitors every year. There was a small shop selling sandwiches and a tiny chip van (yes, I said chip van!) cooking chips and hotdogs to order, thus creating a queue which took 30+ mins to get to the top of. To be honest, I was incredulous to this, as the place was very busy and the small amount of tables there were occupied, bar one or two exposed to the blistering sunshine. Oh, and then there were those pestering goats which insisted on jumping up on the tables and eating our food...
We finally made our way to the dolphin show, which, as other reviewer have mentioned, takes place in the open, with no shade. Our heat-resistant kids enjoyed it, while I gave up the ghost and retired to a shaded area to cool off a bit. It is no fault of Planete Savage that our trip was not overly memorable - it is well-worth a visit, just bring a packed lunch and goat deterrent and you'll have a lovely day out!

3  Thank SuzieBrookDL
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

Holidaying in southern Brittany in August 2013 and decided to visit Planete Sauvage as it was advertised everywhere on billboards and local press.
Great expectations abound. The children suitably excited on the trip down.
The parc is sign posted from around 50km away . Good .
When you actually arrive there it is total confusion as it appears that the car park is right in front of you ... Wrong this is the car park for a tacky themed restaurant next to the parc.we had decided to picnic prior to entering the parc as we knew it would be extortionate within so used the restaurant car park for this. Whilst there we noticed that many many people were making the same "mistake" as us and had to laugh at the typically poor attempt at signage that the French seem to excel at.
Following lunch we approached the pay booth in anticipation,pleasant chap greeted us and relieved us of E69 for the visit . Not too bad for 2 adults , 1five yr old and a couple of infants.
Advised that the safari by car would take 2 hours to see all the animals so off we set. Quick stop for the loos turned into 25 mins whilst we followed the signs to the wc ( really only about25m away using the most obvious route) ... On to the Safari.........
First enclosure , rino's , nice and close . Good.
Second enclosure giraffes , good but ........ Traffic starting to build
Next up , the TIGERS.....
TOTAL GRIDLOCK FOR 30 minutes , kids have now become bored and are looking for something interesting to do .
Things went down hill from here , massive traffic jam with little opportunity to see any animals . Never experienced anything like it . Some cars were actually parking in the shade on the road ,thus blocking it , because they had no aircon.
Eventually took the decision to "cross country" in the 4x4 to cut out the jams and managed to clear the "average ” animal attractions in about an hour and a quarter .
Just in time for the " magnificent Dolphin show" .......
Kids now interested...
All flock to the impressive arena...
Sit in the blazing sun with no shade what so ever , sweat pouring ,
Show starts , intro, bit of an Eco story .........then that's it ! Total disappointment all round . Seriously?
The dolphins did about 3 jumps/ tricks etc !
Could have been so much better ..... Try harder Monsieur Savauge .
All in all a disappointment based on expectation
Sorry

4  Thank Tim B
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Reviewed 11 August 2013 via mobile

120 euros for family of 5 is a lot... BUT the safari is BRILLIANT. Don't be put off by the impatient natives - two abreast is allowed. Allow at least 2 hours for the safari. Stop halfway and enjoy a picnic. The dolphin show is good but would be improved with English translation. Everything else is ok at best but is also new so let them off!
We spent nearly 7 hours here so its not bad value on balance!!
We would happily go back again in a few years to see how it's progressed.

1  Thank richnclairenkids
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Reviewed 30 July 2013 via mobile

Chose to go here for the day and really enjoyed it. Nearly 100 euros for 4 adults but apparently you can book online for a better rate. You can buy plain popcorn to feed the animals and it was worth it to see and touch the animals so closely. It was busy on the drive thru safari areas but not too bad considering it was high season. There is a stop off area half way thru where you can picnic and have a walk around and children can pet baby goats. The jungle area with the monkeys was brilliant, we enjoyed the high rope walks but it took ages to get around as many children and older people struggled with the steepness and height. The dolphin show was fantastic, in french, but it doesnt matter, you get the idea of the story. I would recommend this for a day out, it was brilliant to get so close to so many animals.

2  Thank welshfoody01
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

We visited Planete Sauvage during our recent holiday and the whole family had a great time. It was 40 minutes from our campsite between Saint Hilaire de Riez and Saint Jean de Monts and really easy to find. It cost €90 for 2 adults and 3 children aged 6, 3 and 1. We spent the whole day there and visited the safari park and dolphin show, reptile house and the lunchtime petting zoo. The only reason it gets 4 out of 5 and not 5 out of 5 was the price of stuff at the halfway point, everything was priced for a captive audience. We had brought our own lunch but the ice creams, cold drinks etc were very expensive.

2  Thank PeterLoughnane
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