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“Ok if you like birds.”

Bioparc de Doue la Fontaine
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Located in the heart of Anjou, the Bioparc is the only troglodyte zoo in the world. Over 1000 animals live in an exceptional natural setting dedicated to the protection of endangered species. Dug into the rock and naturally air-conditioned, our tunnels will lead you from one environment to the next. A trip filled with emotions in a true mineral and vegetal labyrinth!
Reviewed 9 July 2014

Disappointed by this zoo. No family ticket available. Kids rate only available for up to 10 years. Easy to navigate round if you keep going to the right. Quite a smelly zoo. The bird enclosures are very good but not ideal if you don't like them flying in close proximity to your head. None of the kiosks serving drinks/ices were open on the way round.

Thank SaraBG9198BF
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"giraffe enclosure"
in 16 reviews
"great zoo"
in 13 reviews
"picnic area"
in 5 reviews
"plenty of space"
in 6 reviews
"snack bar"
in 7 reviews
"big cats"
in 9 reviews
"the lower level"
in 4 reviews
"an amazing experience"
in 4 reviews
"kids will love"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful animals"
in 2 reviews
"top tip"
in 2 reviews
"well worth the wait"
in 2 reviews
"food outlets"
in 3 reviews
"natural environment"
in 8 reviews
"brilliant place"
in 2 reviews
"troglodyte caves"
in 4 reviews
"we spent hours"
in 2 reviews

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Reviewed 8 July 2014

We visit this zoo every time we go to the Loire Valley. It really is our favourite day out. There are so many animals to see and you get really close to them especially the vultures and goats! These may be a little scary for very small children although perfectly safe. Everytime we have been, it has been so quiet we have felt like we've had the place to ourselves. A good time to go is late afternoon say about 3pm which gives you 3 hours to look around and is also very quiet. During our visit this time, there were 4 coach loads of local children and we still found it quiet and enjoyable. There is a lift for those less mobile or with wheelchairs and the gift shop is also well stocked and good value. I would highly recommend a trip to this fantastic zoo.

1  Thank Penny M
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

A fantastic zoo set in the troglodytes.
The walk in aiveries are incredibly impressive a real must see with brds from all over the world.
The animals all seem very happy and are content to be in view not hiding in the corner, I was really impressed with this zoo.

2  Thank StofyTofy
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

We visited Bioparc last week. We stayed for over 5 hours and could have spent longer. It is set out in an old limestone quarry. We are not normally lovers of zoos but this is so different. The animals look incredibly well cared for. The birds from around the world are in aviaries which you walk through. You are as close to them as they choose to be to you!
My french is not the best but the staff were really helpful.
I would recommend a visit if you are in the Angers, Saumur, Tours area. It's a good day out.

Thank Truck_diver
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Reviewed 14 September 2013

I'm not a fan of zoos but this one is worth a visit. The animals are in open settings whenever possible, some with huge Perspex viewing windows so that you are literally a few mm away from them, others on islands separated by narrow moats. The aviary is an amazing experience, as the birds are literally perched next to you, and feeding time in the vulture pit is certainly worth seeing. The giraffe enclosure is very clever, as they are in an old quarry area so their heads are at your level. The zoo is largely suitable for those with mobility problems, the map provided has a suggested route with lifts marked. The signage is in French and English and very informative as it concentrates on conservation. On the practical side - the food in the snack bar is very average and the restaurant is expensive but does have the attraction of overlooking the giraffe enclosure. There is a large, free car park opposite the entrance. We spent much longer here than we intended as it was such an interesting experience.

1  Thank Julia R
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