Le PAL

Le PAL, Saint-Pourcain-sur-Besbre: Hours, Address, Le PAL Reviews: 4.5/5

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Évadez-vous dans un parc de loisirs hors du commun ! Le PAL, parc d’attractions et parc animalier est le seul parc en France à rassembler dans un cadre naturel exceptionnel de 50 ha, 30 attractions pour toute la famille, 700 animaux et 3 spectacles inoubliables. Avec 620 000 visiteurs en 2019, Le PAL est le 5ème parc d’attractions le plus visité en France.
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FlopF
Voorburg, The Netherlands318 contributions
Great fun!
Aug 2020 • Family
We had an amazing day in the beautiful park. It offers a nice variety of attractions for young and old. Also it’s nice and clean. However what I don’t understand is that you can smoke in the park. But overall really nice!
Written August 14, 2020
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thedelph
West Malling, UK94 contributions
Fantastic day
Aug 2020 • Family
We had a fantastic day. The parc wasn’t busy and we Didn’t queue more than 10 min (only did baby rides). Was great to see all the animals. Easily accessible with à stroller. Son loved all the rides. Prices are reasonable. Would recommend!
Written August 2, 2020
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Hello, Thank you for your message. We are very happy that you enjoyed your visit and we hope we will have you back sometimes.
Written August 4, 2020
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Anne
Schoten, Belgium110 contributions
Zoo and amusement park in 1
Jun 2019 • Couples
I really recommend this park. It's a zoo and an amusement park in 1: a succesful combination. The park is divided into 2 parts. If you go left, you go to the amusement park. The right park side of the park is reserved for the animals.
The amusement park is not overly spectacular, but it has a few nice rides and is especially targeted to 3-10 year olds, although we also saw many teenagers enjoying the attractions.

The zoo is really great. There are some beautiful animals like lions, girafes, wolves, elephants, lemurs, and many more.

We especially loved the beautiful "birds of pray" show. It was nothing less than spectacular. The birds are flying around freely and are trained to come back after the show.
There's also a good parrot and sea lion show.

What I appreciate about the zoo is the respect for the animals. The animal enclosures are very spacious and the animals are well kept. We didn't see any display of the typical 'boredom behavior', e.g.pacing up and down.
During the shows, the animals looked genuinely enthousiastic and eager to do their tricks.

We think it's a great place to visit, especially for a family with kids.
Written June 1, 2019
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clarkyUK
Robertsbridge, UK60 contributions
Good day out with plenty to do
Aug 2018 • Family
I visited here with my two daughters 11 and 16, there is plenty to fill a day with, zoo is a decent size and there are lots of fun rides, most are not massive but that means queues are not too long,We arrived at 11 and stayed til the park closed at 7 and didn't have time to do everything. The new Yukon quad ride is brilliant - scary fast! We also really enjoyed the sea-lion show, will certainly be back :-)
Written August 3, 2018
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J K
Annacotty, Ireland79 contributions
Day out
Jul 2018 • Family
Amazing little gem. Been to Disney most years. It was a pleasure to NOT que for rides even in July! Kids ages 11, 14 and 16. Plenty to do. Found zoo part boring but as I’m not very adventurous I loved the rides here. Very reasonable prices and staff very helpful. Would recommend to any ages.
Written July 24, 2018
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Paul S
Saint-Julien-en-Genevois, France39 contributions
Good stop
Aug 2017 • Family
Spent a couple of hours here en route to our holiday destination. Plenty to do, a pleasant park and queues not excessive except at the rafting ride.
Written August 4, 2017
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ssssssssssam
Bowness-on-Windermere, UK15 contributions
Fabulous
Jul 2017 • Family
Great rides, no queues- best attraction was alligator baie - you're on boats with water cannon and attack all the other boats - we did this for hours!! - suited all ages - real belly laughs - top tips, if not a sunny day, bring some spare dry clothes -and you can get a map at the entrance gates (they do have English maps too)
Really good - suitable for ALL ages (I ticked family with teenagers - it was family with 11 year old, but that seemed more appropriate than "young children")
Written July 26, 2017
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Claire-Alan
Amsterdam, The Netherlands229 contributions
Great attractions for the whole family, not much space for the animals..
Apr 2017 • Family
We had a great day with friends and all our kids (aged 3 to 7) and ourselves loved it ! Many attractions for all ages. Lots of space. We have been lucky because we didn't queue at all. The restaurant la Coupole was not the best (an ok burger and some not good French fries for 14.90 euros) though. So plan a picnic if you can :) Regarding the animals, I have been very disappointed to see that some animals really had little space and were looking sad (my friends, who are from the region, told me that they were behaving the same last times they went) : the bear looked clearly depressed and the wolves had so little space to run, it was sad to watch. We didn't go to see the lions and tigers.
Written May 1, 2017
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Michael M
Paris, France92 contributions
Excellent park but rides could be a bit longer
Aug 2016 • Family
We visited in August and it was very busy. The lines for many rides were 45 minutes to 1 hour. So we mainly rode the smaller rides (for smaller kids) and did the shows and saw some of the zoo animals. I don't know if it's because it was so crowded but I felt some of the timed rides were very short. We had visited another park (3 curées in Brittany) and I noticed the same rides at Le Pal were both smaller and lasted less long. Which mean waiting 30 minutes to have a quick turn was a bit of a let down. This was our only complaint really, and it's probably due to the park being so busy (which obviously isn't their fault).

It was well maintained and the cafeteria lunch was good and reasonably priced. The shows were very good.

There is a lot of shade trees and misters which is important when it's hot in summer.

Overall I'd like to return but probably not in July/August. :)

Also, our son is about 1m05 we paid for his admission and he got a bracelet so that they wouldn't have to measure him for each ride. He could ride all but 2 rides, which was very cool. I don't know why people complain about this, either you pay for your kid and he can ride almost everything or you don't pay (< 1m) and he can't ride most of the rides. We much preferred to pay (not that we had a choice) and have him ride the rollercoasters with his bigger sibblings.
Written August 28, 2016
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Thomas DM
Astene, Belgium47 contributions
Day well spent
Jul 2016 • Family
This was a day well spent! A variety of animals are displayed and all had a vast space at their disposal. In general, the parc is very green as well. Nice! Because of the rain, we did not try the adventure/action part, but it looked good as well.
Written July 23, 2016
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