Parc de Clères
Parc de Clères
4.5
Nature & Wildlife AreasCastlesGardens
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
About
The ornithological and botanical park of Clères presents more than 1300 animals mostly free roaming. Created in 1919 by Jean Delacour a french naturalist, the zoo is located in a romantic 19th century wooded park that surrounds a castle dating mainly from the Renaissance. This place offers, all year round, various activities and events for the whole family.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Laurent091
Paris, France80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Its been a while since i wanted to visit this park. We were certainly not disappointed. Great for wandering around many animals are lose around you and what a variety! The gardens are very well looked after. The facilities are great ( very new) and staff very friendly. I would definitely go back. Great for kids as well.
Written April 29, 2023
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ColinMacmillan
London, UK887 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Family
The children loved seeing the wildlife, deer, flamingos, pelicans, wallabies, owls, duck and many more. Take some water and snacks. The old chateau now restored is somewhat magical. On the terrace of the chateau there are tables, chairs, loungers, sunshades and a little shop so could be a wonderful way to entertain one's children. Or, perhaps eat in the village or take your own lunch and eat in the car park opposite the entrance. I attach photos.
Written March 23, 2015
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MiMosey
Nottingham, UK43 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Friends
This zoological / botanic park is situated in the beautiful village of Cleres, a little off the beaten track. We visited as part of our cycle ride up from Rouen.
Both the gardens and the animal areas are still being developed, but it was still an interesting visit, with lots of birds to identify.
The chateau, allegedly housed Joan of Arc, but this is still subject to conjecture!
The grounds are extensive with some higher ground giving good vistas of the park.
We ate in the village, and were offered vouchers for free access to this site.
Written September 14, 2016
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perfick
essex131 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Family
visited with 3 grandchildren in august 2014. The parc is in the grounds of a large chateaux and has several lakes and animal enclosures. There are many different birds to see including pelicans and flamingos. Also wandering around are wallabies and deer.
k about 3 hours to walk round. There is no café on site but there is a vending machine for hot drinks and a small shop for cans. The parking is free on the road outside in marked bays. is not allowed in the parc but there is a area outside with pic nic tables. the cost was 7 euros for adults and 5 euros for children. not much cover if it rains. The grandchildren loved being so close to the animals. worth a visit
Written August 14, 2014
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jimmyt7
Brighton, UK356 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
It took us about 2 hours to walk around the whole park, with our two year old daughter zigzagging along the path. We went mid-week on a drizzly day but it was still a good place to go in this weather. We had the place practically to ourselves.

There are plenty of animals and birds to look at. All quite used to humans. The gardens are lovely and its a pleasant walk around the lake.

Toilets were decent, the gift shop and cafe/kiosk were closed when we went but there are plenty of good options for food and drinks in the village about five minutes walk us the road. There is a decent picnic area just over the road from the parc.

When you arrive in Cleres there are signs leading up to the parc but where to park was not immediately obvious, at least to us. The parking is in fact right outside the front gate on the main road but there are no signs to tell you that. Its all free parking and if coming from the North then the parking bays start just after the main entrancement gate and bus stops.
Written September 15, 2019
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Mark E
Eastbourne, UK13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
I would rate this zoo parc as a must do if you are in the area. The €8 Euro or so entry each is well worth it in spectacular grounds and for the diversity if wildlife you see there. From Flamingos, to monkeys to wallabies to prancing peacocks, it has it all. Good selection of flora and fauna too. The kids will love this place and great for a couple of hours of wandering. Dissapoining that there is no coffee shop on site, just a coffee machine near the small but stocked gift shop but a few good eateries a stones throw away in the pretty village of Clères itself
Written August 12, 2017
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Thank you so much for your positive review!
Written August 28, 2017
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Maarteke
Bruges, Belgium53 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
Animal parks are always great with kids. What makes this one different from the standard is not the collection, which is quite small, but the fact that the animals live semi-free. We spend about 2 hours walking around in the park.

Tip: Across from the animal park, is a small park where you can eat your picnic and at the back of the parc is a small minotours maze made by the local school. Be sure to visit if you have small children.
Written August 8, 2017
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Thank you very much for your review
Written August 28, 2017
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Paul M
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Couples
What a fabulous park - we thoroughly enjoyed our visit here thoufgh we didn't know what to expect, so it was a wonderful surprise. Loads of birds to see and information boards to tell you what you're looking at. The caged bird area near the entrance also should not be missed. In addition to the birds, the main attraction, there are lemurs, gibbons and merkats on islands in the lake.
Written January 26, 2015
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Kentravellers
Kent97 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2012 • Couples
Lots of birds and animals around - worth a visit, even if you only have a good walk!! Lovely surroundings and Fete de Miel was also very good.
Written October 7, 2012
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Olly
Woking, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
We had a wonderful trip with children and adults. Lots of interesting birds and animals. Great value for money. Don’t miss it.
Written August 29, 2022
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