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Thoiry Zoo Zoo & Safari in Île-de-France

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Tickets for Thoiry Zoo

Thoiry Estate Day Ticket

Thoiry Estate Day Ticket

-Safari drive in the Reserve and Bear Park
-Zoological walk on foot
-Access to the Castle and its Gardens


What to expect

Less than 45 minutes away from Paris in the Yvelines department, come and explore the magnificent Thoiry Zoo. When you gaze at the Château de Thoiry, it's hard to imagine that its park hides a slice of Africa. Yet, it was the first African reserve opened in France back in 1967. By constantly challenging the norms of zoos, Thoiry remains an essential destination for all animal lovers. Everything is done, designed, and organized to optimize visitors' experience, allowing them to get up close to the animals. With a safari section that can be explored by car and another more traditional section to be explored on foot, not to mention the visit to the classified castle and its gardens, the Thoiry estate is an excellent idea for a family day trip near Paris!

In winter, from October to March, people flock to Thoiry for its famous Thoiry Wild Lights lantern festival.


Zipline Flight - Soar 230 meters above the territory of the lions and then 250 meters above the African plain and its large herds of herbivores.

DinoZOOre - Enjoy a fun and educational visit in the midst of lifelike dinosaurs.

Wild Forest - Immerse yourself in a 500m² aviary with vultures and take a walk in the deer forest.

Access to Domaine de Thoiry

Getting to Thoiry Safari Zoo
From Paris: Take the Transilien line N (Paris Gare Montparnasse <=> Dreux) to Montfort-l'Amaury - Méré station, then take the shuttle bus (zebra bus) to the park. The shuttle bus operates every Wednesday and Saturday during school holidays (from February to October and during summer holidays), departing from Montfort-l'Amaury - Méré station at 9:36 AM and returning at 5:25 PM.
Access: Take the A13 motorway at Porte d'Auteuil. At the junction, take the A12 motorway, then the N12 towards Dreux. Take the Thoiry exit, follow the D76, and then the D11 towards Thoiry.
GPS coordinates of Thoiry Park: 48.865047, 1.796350

Parking: Free parking available.

Customer Reviews

5/52 reviews

Daniel P.
Published over a year ago

Tout c'est bien passé visite du parc agréable découverte des animaux intéressante.

Emile D.
Le plus beau safari de France
Published over a year ago
Je suis fan de parcs animaliers et franchement, le zoo d Thoiry reste mon plus beau souvenir. Pour l'avoir fait plusieurs fois en 10 ans, c'est l'un des seuls à se renouveler constamment. La tyrolienne au-dessus des lions, un must. Super pour les piqueniques en famille, on en prend vraiment plein les yeux !


Rue du Pavillon de Montreuil
78770 Thoiry

Common questions

Zoo de Thoiry Ticket Prices 2024

The entrance fee for Zoo de Thoiry is €32 for adults and €25 for children (ages 3 to 11).
Individuals with disabilities are eligible for a reduced rate of €16 for adults and €13 for children (upon presentation of proof at the zoo ticket office).

What's Included in the Zoo de Thoiry Ticket?

Purchasing a ticket grants access to the Thoiry Safari with your own vehicle, entry to the zoo on foot, and admission to the Thoiry Lumières Sauvages festival (in winter), as well as the numerous free play areas (Safari Air Park, giant maze, mysterious island, and more). Your ticket also allows for a free visit to the Thoiry Castle if it is open on the day of your visit. A ticket is valid for the entire day. The zipline or guided tour in a safari truck are additional activities that can be booked on-site subject to availability.

Zoo de Thoiry Opening Hours

Thoiry park is open from 10 am to 4 pm or 5 pm, depending on the season.

How Long Does a Visit to Zoo de Thoiry Last?

To fully enjoy the Safari, Zoo, and all the entertainment and activities offered by Thoiry, plan for a full day. During the lantern festival in winter, extend the fun after the park's closing hours from 5 pm to 8 pm. It is possible to do a half-day visit as well. However, allow at least 3 to 4 hours for your visit (at least 45 minutes for the Safari and two hours for the Zoo).

Where is Zoo de Thoiry Located?

The animal park is located on Rue du Pavillon de Montreuil in Thoiry (78770), a small town in the Yvelines department of Île-de-France, less than an hour from Paris.

Is There Food available on-site?

Zoo de Thoiry has numerous dining options, offering snacks, quick lunches, or simply beverages and desserts for your picnic in one of the designated areas within the park.

How Much Does Parking at Zoo de Thoiry Cost?

Parking at Zoo de Thoiry is free in the parking lot at the entrance of the domain.

Can I Come to Zoo de Thoiry with a Motorhome/Campervan?

Motorhomes/campervans are welcome at Zoo de Thoiry, with access to the Safari and the possibility to park overnight in the parking lot. Please note that for safety reasons, you will be asked to remove spare tires or bicycles from the rear of the vehicle throughout the Safari experience. The parking area is not monitored and does not have water facilities or a waste disposal station. For maximum comfort, it is recommended to prefer the Saint Quentin en Yvelines campsite, located approximately thirty minutes away from the Thoiry domain.

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