Nestled in the heart of an 18-hectare pine forest, La Palmyre Zoo is now one of the most popular tourist sites in Charente-Maritime. Each year, 700,000 visitors flock to its alleys to contemplate more than 1600 mammals, birds and reptiles representing 115 different species.
Beyond being a pleasant and entertaining outing for the public, the La Palmyre Zoo also plays an important role in the conservation of endangered species, scientific research and environmental education. Each year, it records 200 to 300 births, a success that can be explained by the care provided to animal nutrition and welfare.
Founded by Claude Caillé in 1966, this unique site is has become over time one of the most famous zoos in France and a key element of the sentimental heritage of the region.
From April 1 to September 30: 9h - 19h. Average duration of visit: 4 hours.
Warning: last entries 1h30 before the closing of the park; the animals begin to return 30 minutes before the closing of the park.
We make ticketing at the reception of the campsite l'Estanquet. Rates are the same as at the zoo's ticket office.