ZooParc de Beauval
ZooParc de Beauval
4.5
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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  • Be.
    Warsaw, Poland23 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit (with a hotel stay)
    We had a good experience with the combined hotel stay (Jardins de Beauval) and Zoo visit. Both grounds are very well designed and very well maintained. The zoo is easy to get lost in but in a good way (the main path could still be highlighted more). As often in those places, the main issue is with the good which is average though the diversity is great. As to the hotel room, comfortable with one exception: the WC could benefit from a few more centimeters to feel less claustrophobic :)
    Hi, Your overall satisfaction is a great reward for the ZooParc de Beauval teams! We take notes of your observations and won't miss to bring up the informations. Thank you for your visit and see you soon !
    Written July 4, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 3, 2023
  • Nigel H
    Goes, The Netherlands313 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Zoo
    Went here yesterday. Dont listen ti negative reviews. I have been lucky and been to zoos all over the world from London to Singapore. This was easily the best zoo we have ever been too. Best time to go is a weekday, wasnt to crowded. Spent over 6 hours and still didnt see everything. The enclosures for the animals is amazing. The best i have seen, so much space. Book online for cheaper prices and parking is free. Will def be coming back again.
    Hi, Thanks for you comment ! We are so glad to read that you enjoyed your visit at ZooParc de Beauval ! Hope to see you soon again !
    Written July 7, 2023
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    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 6, 2023
  • 7maartenc
    Herk-de-Stad, Belgium7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An exceptionally beautiful zoo!
    Without a doubt the most beautiful zoo I have ever been to. Very difficult to describe it in the right words. Very large and every animal you can imagine is there. The animals also have very large enclosures and you can see them from all sides. Lots of variety of food and drink and everything very clean. And the bird show was really very impressive. My children are still talking about how much they liked it days later. They are only 5 and 3 years old, but a better show than this will be hard to beat.
    Hi, We are so delighted to read that you enjoyed your time at ZooParc de Beauval ! You're right, the well-being of our residents is our main priorities! We are grateful to you for having widely perceived our commitment in this regard. Hope to see you again soon !
    Written July 12, 2023
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    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 11, 2023
  • Julian_Carroll
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Expensive but worth it
    The tickets are pricey, but it is an incredible zoo in a different league to most. The bird show was one of the most spectacular wildlife displays I've ever seen. Facilities are very good and you're never too far from a toilet, café, or restaurant.
    Hello, We are grateful to you for highlighting the beauty of our Maitres des Airs show! 🦅 Did you know? Over 600 birds gracefully evolve above your heads during the show! Thank you for your visit, and see you soon!
    Written July 17, 2023
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    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 14, 2023
  • Helen W
    Poole, United Kingdom216 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A brilliant wildlife park in superb setting
    We're not really zoo people and the last one we visited was many years ago and not a great experience. We came here because I wanted to see the pandas and it was an ideal stopover on our way further south. The park is well signposted and on arrival there are plenty of staff directing you to the parking places. We bought tickets online and after a short walk from the carpark we were in. Immediately we noticed the trees growing everywhere, it made a welcoming, green and cool start to the day. We headed straight for the pandas so we could see them active before it became too hot, and this was a good strategy. They were either sitting together chomping on bamboo or strolling around, we saw them very close which made for excellent photo opportunities. We then gradually worked our way around the park during the day, taking advantage of the cablecar and paths. We really liked that each section was designed appropriately to each animal, and wherever possible there were no visible bars or cages. Even the gorilla, which seemed only to have a small stream between us! I'm not a fan of animal 'shows' but if you get the chance to attend the bird show (Les Maitres des Airs) you should. Without giving too much away, the ending is so colourful you feel like you are in the middle of a Disney film set, it's beautiful! All the staff we met were friendly and we saw many animal keepers working around the site. The animals looked well cared for and the enclosures have plenty of separate areas for them, such as caves, trees for shade, trees etc. to climb and activities to prevent boredom. Our favourite animals to see were the pandas, elephants, white tiger and rhinos, in fact those that would be most difficult to see in the wild. A huge amount of thought has gone into designing this animal park and they are doing a lot towards education and conservation. We had a brilliant day!
    Hi, Thanks for giving us your impressions about your visit at ZooParc de Beauval. We are so delighted to read that you enjoyed your day ! You're right animal's well-being is our main priority ! Thanks for inderlined it ! Your satisfaction is a great reward for all the ZooParc's teams, who works everydays for animal's weel-being and visitors comfort. The sea lion and bird shows allow us to make our visitors, young and old, aware of the preservation of biodiversity, through educational messages. Hope to see you again soon !
    Written July 27, 2023
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    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 25, 2023
  • iro999
    Lytchett Minster, United Kingdom59 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent 2 days
    Amazing zoo, incredibly well maintained. Our daughter is obsessed with pandas and all she’s wanted for years is it see real life pandas. We stopped at ZooParc Beauval for 2 days and were not disappointed. It is enormous and even 2 days wasn’t enough to see everything and do everything! We did go in August, and it was very busy and extremely hot. Day 1 was raining to begin with, but when the sun came out, it quickly got to 30°C. It’s very hilly and there is a lot of walking up and down steep hills, it would be a struggle with pushchairs or wheelchairs There is a cable car from one end of the park to the other. The bird show is something else and worth the admission price alone! The toilets are clean and can be found all over the place the food and drink is reasonably priced but the outlets get extremely busy at lunchtime, we queued for 45 minutes to buy some lunch Anyone going in an electric car, there is EV charging in both the north and south car parks, we arrived at 9am both days and staff were actually directing traffic into the overflow carparks first where there isn’t any EV charging, so I just drove around them into the main car parks which were all empty and was able to get plugged in.
    Dear iro999, Thank you for taking the time to share some feedback regarding your visit to ZooParc de Beauval. We do appreciate any feedback though in terms of how we can look into improving the overall experience. We hope to see you again in ZooParc de Beauval. Best regards, Emma P. Guest relation
    Written August 23, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 18, 2023
  • niktina
    Elland, United Kingdom22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing place to visit
    Normally we are not 'zoo people' but what a wonderful zoo to visit. So pleased we took two days in order to fully enjoy every part of the zoo. We loved the pandas but our highlight was the bird show. Outstanding and breathtaking. We saw two shows in one day, it was so good. All of the staff at the zoo were very friendly and helpful. The two days were fantastic.
    Dear niktina, Our team is happy to read that you spent 2 fantastic days at ZooParc de Beauval ! 🙂🐾 Thank you for your visit. We hope to see you again ! Emma P. Guest relation
    Written August 25, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 21, 2023
  • Helen P
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing zoo, well worth a visit.
    Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the zoo. The layout of the Parc is easy to follow, so many animals to see and enclosures and facilities were clean and maintained. Really liked the cable car to get an overview of the park, however not many animals can actually be seen from the ride. We all appreciated the water mists located around the parc, very relieving for such a warm day. We chose to eat in one of the eateries on site which was the most disappointing part of the day. We queued for a long time in the sun, service was very slow and the food options were minimal. When we got to be served, staff were polite but the wraps we got served were given quickly, so why it took so long for others in front of us. We manged to locate seats, although noted that others were saving tables for their party whilst others queued. Food and drinks were expensive for what they are. Further round the parc and as the day went on, other eateries were closing before the end of the parc so we're unable to get any snacks or drinks. Perhaps vending machines could be utilised to allow for availability right up until closing time. There was a good range of products in the shop we went to, but of course heavily over priced for what it is. Overall, we would definitely recommend a visit (but take a picnic).
    Dear Helen P, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience and for rating your visit. We hope to see you again at ZooParc de Beauval ! Emma P. Guest relation
    Written August 25, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 21, 2023
  • sarataylor11582
    The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A place full of awe & wonder!
    What an amazing place to visit. Our children were in awe of the animals & their enclosures. The animals looked happy & well looked after. Everywhere was clean, spacious & inviting. Plenty of shade during the hottest parts of the day. Misting areas were amazing & much needed to cool down. A great selection of places to get food & drink. The facilities were well equipped & clean. We’ve had the best 2 days! Wished we could have stayed longer.
    Dear sarataylor11582, It is such a pleasur to read that you have had the best 2 days at ZooParc de Beauval ! Looking forward to welcoming you again ! Emma P. Guest relation
    Written August 25, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 23, 2023
  • chithracb
    Bengaluru, India894 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Zoo
    We had booked online for 2 days tickets. The area is vast, can't be covered in a day. There is wheelchair facility on payment. A caution Deposit of 200 euros they collect for wheelchair facility which will be refunded. An entry fee of 12 euros per day for this facility; if you want for 2 days the charge is 18 euros. Reg..Zoo...extensive area covering wide range of animals. There is free cable car facility to commute from north to south inside. All animals seem to enjoy their habitat...Many restaurants and toilet facilities inside the zoo. All.. adults and children will surely enjoy visiting this Zoo. Drinking water facility is there. Carry your water bottle. Excellent trip.
    Hello, Your satisfaction is a wonderful reward for all the teams at ZooParc de Beauval who work daily for the well-being of the animals and the comfort of the visitors. We are delighted that you enjoyed one of our latest major innovations: the Beauval Cloud! The Beauval Cloud provides you with a breathtaking panoramic view of the park's animals. From the glass-floored cabins, you can observe elephants, okapis, or lions from over 40m high, directly beneath your feet. Thank you for your visit and see you soon!
    Written August 30, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 26, 2023
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Staessen
Ichtegem, Belgium1,077 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
A very beautiful zoo, comparable to Pairi Daiza in Belgium. Lots of animals and worth it. However, during the Covid-19 period (summer 2020) far too many visitors were admitted in our opinion. A mouth mask is not mandatory in the open air, but there are too many people so you better wear your mouth mask. Not everyone wore them, we did, but we felt uncomfortable. Since we had paid quite a lot for our visit (68 euros), we also did not want to leave the zoo, we rushed through it, wanted to go outside as soon as possible and felt rushed and uncomfortable. We regretted our visit and the money paid for it due to the overcrowd.
Written August 31, 2020
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YorkCastiger
Telford, UK231 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
We visited on August 4th 2020,or rather we didn’t as i value my life more than a visit to the Zoo.
Unfortunately we booked tickets the evening before as if we hadn’t the after taking one look at the traffic jam from 2 miles out then we would have turned around.
Upon arrival at the parking it was if we were walking to a football match or Glastonbury, yes it was that rammed with people. You could see queues all over the park as you were making your way to the entrance, to be fair everyone was wearing a mask but as you can see from the photo no social distancing at all. This place will be
Responsible for a spike in COVID-19 cases.
Needless to say we left without going in.
Why no number restrictions on visitors I don’t know. UK attractions limit numbers for safety this place couldn’t care less so long as they take the money.

Written August 4, 2020
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Celina H
Jersey, UK11 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
We visited on August the 4th and needless to say we won't be coming back, it's such a shame as from what we saw, the zoo its self is great. They don't consider how many people are visiting at a time, I thought this would be especially important during a pandemic but there was so many people that you couldn't walk down the zoo lanes without pushing through crowds of people. The majority wearing masks but not everyone. We left very soon after entering as it's not worth putting our lives at risk for a zoo! Total waste of €64!

There will be numerous cases of the spread of covid 19 from this zoo alone. 😤

I wouldn't recommend visiting this zoo to anyone during this pandemic.
Written August 5, 2020
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cinnamon_tea_girl
Paris, France119 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Zoo has a nice space for each animal to live, but there were many people, difficult to navigate because of not enough of signaletics indicate where i'm now. We had a very good lunch at the buffet, everything is very clean, everywhere hand disinfecting gel and most people outdoors in the masks. However, it was not enough buses going to the zoo from Blois. Despite a crowd of people nobody was pushing each other, everybody trying to be polite. And there were also many newborn animals, we could even have a glimpse at their nursery. I would definitely be back but only when the school holidays are over.
Written August 5, 2020
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Hello cinnamon_tea_girl, We would like to thank you for visiting our Zoo and we are glad to read your kind feedback ! Indeed, the ZooParc de Beauval is always a very successfull place during july/august We hope to see you soon again in ZooParc de Beauval ! Emilien P. - Guest relations
Written August 6, 2020
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Rainbow2319
Poitiers, France1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
Amazing day out; The Bird show was breathtaking ~ no spoiliers ~ but was very surprising and a must-see if you go to Beauval. The day was jampacked with seeing beautiful animals and birds, especially the Pandas {The decor of "China" area is magical;}! Well worth the visit just to see them; one off my bucket list of seeing a real Panda :) I will definitely visit the Zoo again; the animals are arranged so well; you cannot walk anywhere without seeing something of beauty and the landscaping is awesome. Thoroughly enjoyed our day at Beauval Zooparc. I found no fault with the Parc at all ~ Enjoy!
Written July 26, 2020
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Stephen R
Accrington, UK40 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
As Beauval attempts to grow ever larger spare a thought for those who don’t want blocked walkways with perhaps ten percent of the zoo out of action. The idea that Kilimanjaro is your MCD equivalent fails when the prices are too high and the service so slow. Shame as the zoo itself is fabulous
Written April 8, 2023
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Dear Stephen R, Thank you for taking the time to share some feedback regarding your visit at ZooParc de Beauval. We are sorry that you felt that your experience didn't live up to your full expectations on this occasion. We do appreciate any feedback though in terms of how we can look into improving the overall experience. We hope to see you again in ZooParc de Beauval. Emma P. du ZooParc de Beauval
Written April 9, 2023
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Kath303
Hamont-Achel, Belgium210 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Honestly one of the best Zoos I've been to and I've visited quite a few! Worth a visit.

We went on a wednesday (30th june '21) which was perfect, plenty of people but definately not too crowded and loads of space to walk around in peace. (Only the gift shop was a bit too busy but it was near closing time so no big surprise there.)

I loved the diversity of animals, I don't think I've ever seen so many types of big cats in one Zoo before. But also the spaces the animals live in are amazing. So spacious for the animals to walk/run around in and also very beautifully laid out! If you ask me, this Zoo scored mayor points for that.
The animals seem happy and well cared for. We've seen a lot of baby animals and also quite a few who were busy making new babies which was quite funny.

If you like visiting Zoos, this one is a must.

PS: we spent about 6 hours at the park
Written July 13, 2021
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Good afternoon Kath303, Thank you for your consideration, we are delighted to know that your visit lived up to your expectations. The diversity of species and their well-being are at the heart of our priorities ! Births are always wonderful moments for everyone in the Zoo... Thank you for recommending the ZooParc de Beauval, we hope te see you soon for new births ;) Emilien P. from ZooParc de Beauval
Written July 16, 2021
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Boomerellie
Buckinghamshire, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Family
This has been voted one of the most beautiful zoos in the world and its true. There are so many animals to see here in a beautiful setting and after 6 hours we had to leave due to the kids being exhausted, but we hadn't seen everything! There is a cable car to cross the park which is brilliant fun, playparks for the children, many restaurants to choose from, a seal show and shops to indulge in. But the best thing about Beauval is the most beautiful and moving bird show that we have ever seen. My husband and I were in tears because it was just so beautiful to watch. Unfortunately it's only in French so for non French speakers you miss the information they're giving you, but you can still rebel in the beauty of it.
Written October 20, 2021
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mariedesjardins
Prince George, Canada6,909 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Solo
I had an excellent day at the zoo. You can buy your ticket online and add it to your wallet. I took the train from La Rochelle to the station near the zoo, but had to catch a taxi to the zoo itself. The staff was very helpful in keeping my luggage. The zoo featured many creatures you may never see at other zoos. The aviary featured aquatic creatures, fish, and others. The sky tram was excellent since it was 30+ degrees on a September day. There were lots of eateries and misters to keep guests cool. There is a bus that for 3 euros takes you to the local train station and to the one in Blois.
Written October 2, 2023
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Hello, Thank you very much! 🙂 Your satisfaction is a wonderful reward for our teams! We look forward to welcoming you again at ZooParc de Beauval.
Written October 3, 2023
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Beth
8 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
You get the really strong impression that the owner's view is "the more animals the better". I'd have had a much nicer day seeing fewer animals in nicer spaces, and wouldn't have had to say "can we keep walking, that's making me sad" looking at big cats in tiny spaces. Some of the decisions just didn't make sense to me, anteaters in a beautiful big space but right next to panthers sharing a tiny cage?
A heavy emphasis on "look at this beautiful white lion/tiger/crocodile isn't it magical" is also unnerving for me as deliberate leucism in zoos is quite controversial and pretty widely regarded as inbreeding, bad for health and contributing nothing to conservation or education.

However, on the plus side! The bird show was one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen, all of the staff on tills were lovely and patient with me, we saw lots of keepers that clearly loved and cared for their animals and I did see species I've never seen before which was very interesting.

If you're visiting from abroad I really wouldn't recommend going at all. Take the 60 quid and spread it between smaller zoos where the animals are the priority and the crowds aren't horrendous and you'll have a better time.
Written August 3, 2022
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Greatings bethellerby, We thank you for taking the time to share your impressions following your visit to our establishment and regret that the space reserved for our residents did not meet your expectations. The species present in our park have facilities designed to meet their physiological needs. Every year, repair and expansion work takes place and many works were carried out last winter when the ZooParc was closed: new infrastructure for gorillas, pandas, new aviaries in the historic part, and many more to offer even more well-being and comfort to our residents. Unfortunately, not everything can be achieved in a single year. Currently, each animal can evolve according to its preferences inside or outside in spaces designed for them. Their needs differ when they are in a zoo. They do not, for example, have to fear an attack from predators and do not need as much space as in the wild in order to search for their food. However, everything is done to preserve their animal instinct. Thus, the trainers carry out what are called enrichments which allow the animals to seek their food as they would in the wild. Each space is designed accordingly to the needs of the species. We assure you of our entire and total dedication to the animal cause and the well-being of our residents. In an ongoing effort to improve the quality of our services, we will not fail to raise this point raised. Thank you for sharing your comments which help us improve our services. Ninon A. from the ZooParc de Beauval
Written August 5, 2022
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