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Pairi Daiza

Domaine de Cambron, Brugelette 7940 , Belgium
+ 32 (0) 68 250 850
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Brugelette
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos
Owner description: In the expansive grounds of a ruined Cistercian abbey north of Mons, the self-styled ‘zoo of the future’ is one of the most ambitious tourist projects... more » Owner description: In the expansive grounds of a ruined Cistercian abbey north of Mons, the self-styled ‘zoo of the future’ is one of the most ambitious tourist projects in northern Europe. Until a year ago it was known as ‘Parc Paradisio'. This extraordinary place is Wallonia’s second most popular tourist attraction. There are exotic animals, from monkeys and otters to giant tortoises and elephants. There’s a phenomenal array of birdlife, including the largest aviary in Europe with 300 species. « less
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Dunkerque, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

There is music being played EVERYWHERE. Poor animals have to listen to it for hours. And it does not correspond with the quiet day in nature at all. Very artificial place, made with not taste at all. Actually, if I wanted to see fake Buddha shrine, and listen to Tshaikovsky music, I would go elsewhere. What else you can see?... More

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Amherstburg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Great zoo, lots of different animals to see from all over the world. Need one full day to see everything, but well worth it. Unfortunately you have pay an additional 7 euros for parking which on top of the ticket price seems a bit unfair. Otherwise highly recommended!

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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

One of the best Zoo we've visited! Great for families with kids especially with their live shows. Highly recommend!

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Mons, Belgium
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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Honest opinion here... I can't believe a zoo like this exists in tiny Brugelette. A must visit if you find yourself in Southern Belgium in the vicinity of Mons. The effort the management/ownership put into the overall decor in Pairi Daiza that truly makes a visit to this zoo one of a kind. It's like you literally step into other... More

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Mons, Belgium
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65 reviews 65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is the best zoo we have ever visited but it is so much more than a zoo. Set on the grounds of an old monastery, this is a zoo, aquarium, botanical garden and cultural showplace and so much more. The grounds are perfectly manicured and you can get up close with so many of the animals. We love the... More

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This is by far the best zoo in the world, hands down. So much to see, so plan a whole day for the family! Amazing visit!

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Bath
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We were taken to Pairi Daiza by our daughter and her husband during our recent stay with them in Brussels, they had discovered the attraction some weeks previously and this was their 4th visit. We had heard much about it from them and it lived fully up to expectations. Journey time from central Brussels was about 45 mins, arriving just... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

the place is named after the garden in paradise and completely fits the bill ... it is quite a drive from proper brussels and we reached here around 11 am ... the car park was already chockobloc and i was concerned about the crowds and how we would manage herein ... but manage we did and it was filled with... More

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Bucharest
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Great place to spend the day. Tips: - bring your food or eat at one of the restaurants. 3 barbecue places (no open fire ... Bring your food ready for use) - be ready to get into the sand with the kids - if you do not have motion sickness, try the suspended bridges - take your time

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Antwerp
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Just spent a wonderful day here at Pairi Daiza. Yes it is expensive but worth it. We bought our tickets on line which meant that not only did we save money but skipped the long queues at the entrance. We took a picnic and spent no money while we were in the park. Luckily we saw one of the pandas... More

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