In the heart of Loire-et-Cher department and in close proximity to some of the most famous French castles, Beauval Zoo offers visitors the chance to view some 600 species of animal, including some rarely seen in Europe. The number one zoo in France offering such diversity, this French zoo is in particular unique for its giant pandas. With 30,000 hectares of countryside available solely for the purpose of preserving the natural habitat of animals, Beauval Zoo promises an unforgettable day out for all.
Skip-the-queue tickets give access to the different areas of the park before the crowds arrive, thus allowing time to enjoy watching the experienced zookeepers at work, in peace.
January : 9 am- 5:30 pm
February : 9 am- 6:30 pm
In March and October : 9 am- 7 pm
In April, May, June and September : 9 am- 7:30 pm
In July and August : 9 am- 8:30 pm
These schedules are subject to change depending on the number of visitors and the weather.
"The Cloud of Beauval"
You have always wanted to overfly a zoo and gaze at the animals from the heights? The Zoo of Beauval is proud to finally show you its Cloud, its cable car is located at 35 meters from the ground and allows you to go from Africa to Asia (from the elephants' area to the one of the lions.)
These cable cars are also 100% electric therefore respect the animals and environment's peacefulness.
Beauval Zoo, an ornithological park, was first created in 1980 and inspired by the passions of a woman who decided to devote her life to animals and their preservation. Over the years, Beauval has become one of the 10 most beautiful zoos worldwide, where more than 10,000 animals reside and grow in green plains, tropical greenhouses, panoramic ponds and islands all designed as replicas of their natural habitats. The zoo includes animals ranging from big cats, primates, herbivores and birds, to reptiles, fish and aquatic mammals, that have a real chance to thrive in their beauty and strength. The zoo is also home to a number of species rarely found in Europe including white tigers, koalas, okapis, giant pandas, tree-kangaroos and manatees. Visitors can also enjoy seeing hippopotamuses via a unique underwater viewing station, which has been open since 2016.