Espace Zoologique De Saint Martin La Plaine

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Espace Zoologique De Saint Martin La Plaine

Espace Zoologique De Saint Martin La Plaine
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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2-3 hours
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625marinette
Qatar1,098 contributions
Best eco and ethical friendly zoo
Jun 2020 • Family
What a lovely zoo.
Project based zoo, saving and rescuing animals , is located in the hills of Saint Martin la
Plaine.
40 mn from Lyon by road.

They host animals from lions, tigers, gorillas, a nice vivarium, and many monkeys of all varieties

Wolves and bears and more.
It s worth the visit, but be ready to walk the hills.
You can easily spend 4 hours without noticing
Written June 16, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

travellinrabbit
525 contributions
Pleasant Little Zoo
Oct 2018 • Couples
Pleasant Little Zoo ****

I very much enjoyed my visit to this Zoo. It is easily accessible from Lyon, and it took me around 45 minutes to drive from the airport. There were plenty of free parking spaces at the entrance. The admission price was very reasonable at €16 per person. The Zoo is highly primate focused and so the main attraction is the numerous large indoor and outdoor gorilla enclosures. There is currently extensive construction work ongoing to enhance the Zoo and increase its offering for visitors. Some of the older enclosures would undoubtedly benefit from similar investment. Views from the hilltop across the countryside were stunning. Some of the main attractions included lion, tiger, Sri Lankan leopard, snow leopard, Eurasian lynx, serval, ocelot, Arctic wolf, Canadian wolf, dingo, gorilla, chimpanzee, binturong and sun bear. The Zoo has a male sun bear, Sai, who was born in the wild in Cambodia and who was rescued from the illegal wildlife trade and so the Zoo works to educate visitors regarding the plight of this species in South East Asia. It was great to see how much thought and attention the keepers put in to providing varied enrichment for him to make his life as pleasant as possible. He now lives alongside their female sun bear, Ipoh, who was born at the Zoo and has lived there for all of her life. The snack restaurant was excellent value for money and had a good choice of meals on offer. Service was very quick and efficient. The gift and souvenir shop had a nice selection of keepsakes. I enjoyed my visit very much, and it was the busiest French Zoo I have visited so far, so it appears to be very popular. I would certainly recommend a visit.
Written October 22, 2018
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AM_69Lyon
Lyon, France38 contributions
Good zoo
Aug 2016 • Couples
Good zoo with various animal species. Most of cages can be seen from different angles.
Feeding of gorillas (check the dates and hours) : arrive early in the building (at least 20min before) as it is crowded in high season. It is a shame that the feeding is not accompanied by an oral commentary on the gorillas, their environment, their nutrition and threats on their survival.
Reasonable prices at the zoo restaurant : 2€ for a soda can, 2.50€ for 25cl beer, 2€ for a punnet of chips...
Expect a rolling circuit (up and down during the whole zoo).
Written August 15, 2016
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Emily M
Brignais, France52 contributions
My favourite zoo of all time.
Apr 2016 • Family
First of all, I am a veterinarian, so often zoos are uncomfortable places for me. I analyse the conditions and behaviours of the animals, and very often the zoo comes up lacking and I leave feeling sad for the animals. But that is not the case with this zoo at all. You really get the feeling they love all the animals, and do their absolute best to ensure the animals have enriching and active lives. As a result, the animals are more active and interesting, which makes the experience so much better for the patron. You can really tell that primates are their passion, and the primate enclosures are really amazing. The older enclosures are outdated, but they are building a giant new space for them that I'm certain will be as amazing as the many gorilla enclosures. There are many different species of animals, including some you don't normally see in zoos, and the variety of primates is staggering. There is also a wealth of information (in French only) regarding conservation efforts, why certain species are endangered, etc. I've been 4 times now, and each time I feel like I have a different, but very interesting experience. Right now there is a baby chimp they are caring for, and you get to watch the staff interact with the baby while she plays in her special play room- I could have watched her all day. You also can get very close to the animals and really observe them. They have a nice little snack bar serving burgers, hot dogs, panini, etc. and the food I have eaten there has always been good and quick. If you don't want that kind of food, you are allowed to bring in food and drinks- there are ample picnic tables. The location is also beautiful. It's not too big, but you can easily spend 3-4 hours wandering around. We just recently brought a group of 15 kids there for a birthday party, and all the kids went home and told their parents how much they loved it and that they really wanted to go back. My husband also said that watching the gorillas play was one of the coolest animal experiences he had ever had. In short, a lovely zoo and a pleasant way to spend a day.
Written April 3, 2016
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travellerNEEngland
NE England520 contributions
A must for any animal lover interested in conservation
Jul 2013 • Couples
I have visited this park several times. The park houses an interesting variety of animals, the stars of which are the gorillas. The gorillas have spacious enclosures and the park has had success in its breeding programme.

The park is set on the side of a steep hill, but the paths are shady and if one takes ones time it is a pleasant stroll.

The entrance fee provides good value for money compared to some other zoos.

There is a good car park.
Written July 29, 2013
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