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Parc Animalier de Sainte-Croix

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Family fun for a whole day

The Parc is very rural and my expectations were quite low but when we paid in excess of €100 for... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2018
Andover, United Kingdom
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Beautiful animal park

We spent 6 hours in this park, me and my 5-year old son and we managed to cover approx. half of it... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2018
Monica I
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Le Parc Animalier de Sainte-Croix, créée en 1980 et considéré aujourd'hui comme le 1er parc de faune européenne en France, s'étend sur plus de 120 hectares de Nature préservée. Il compte plus de 1500 animaux en semi-liberté issus de 100 espèces...more
57810 Rhodes, France
+33 3 87 03 92 05
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Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

The Parc is very rural and my expectations were quite low but when we paid in excess of €100 for admission my expectations increased dramatically! I thought the animals were well presented in really suitable environments and I’m not one for caging animals up just...More

Thank WheelyP
Reviewed September 3, 2018

We spent 6 hours in this park, me and my 5-year old son and we managed to cover approx. half of it. It resembles a big forest, full with European animals + games and interactive activities for children. You can visit it by foot (part...More

Thank Monica I
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

We drove an hour from Metz with two young girls. Had no expectations what so ever. Then, after paying the admission fee, we have entered the most magical interactive experience for kids. It began with a barefoot walking in the woods experience which was so...More

Thank YaelR171
Reviewed August 1, 2018

Wow! We took a day trip here from Center Parcs and all agreed it was the best animal park we’ve ever visited. Highlights were the barefoot walk through the Forest (tip: bring a towel to dry your feet off!), the treetop climb on rope bridges...More

Thank aust2005
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

After visiting the Givskud Zoo in Denmark last year our expectations for this zoo were obviously way too high. This place is great for young children (up to 6) but our 8 and 11 were not impressed. Also, all those who don’t speak French, skip...More

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DirectionSainteCroix, La Direction at Parc Animalier de Sainte-Croix, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2018

Dear Sir, We are sorry and disappointed by so much bitterness in your remarks. The aim of our Park is to suggest its visitors to discover the European fauna from yesterday to the Present Day : a European fauna which daily surrounds us but which...More

Reviewed January 6, 2018

This review is for the park but mainly for the overnight accommodation. We stayed one night in a Lodges de Grands Cerfs, a cabin overlooking the area with deer. (There are cabins overlooking wolves and red pandas as well) The cabin was really lovely, a...More

Thank Wanno
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

4 hours passed so fast. The place is huge and so fun to travel and see all the animals. We loved that most of the animals have very big enclosures and looks good and not so sad like in other zoo.

Thank Dorit N
Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

The concept of this park is to show of the European Fauna and thanks to the huge area it is really beautiful. The animals are displaid among trees and wide grass pasture. The trail that leed through the parc are sometimes wild and rough, sometimes...More

1  Thank Louise M
Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

We were there with 15 familie members. Nooked the restaurant and had food. All was ok for the price. Nothing really fine but good food and kids were really happy. Kids happy, mums happy, husbands happy 😉. Good place to discover the region nature and...More

1  Thank Patrick S
Reviewed August 2, 2016

Visited for a day with young grandchildren. The animals are very well displayed in very large enclosures with long well hidden walkways for viewing. One of the best parks I have visited. Wolf exhibits particularly impressive.

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