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Bioparc de Doue la Fontaine

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103 rue de Cholet | Doué la fontaine, 49700, Doue-la-Fontaine, France
+33 2 41 59 18 58
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My Favorite Zoo

We like to visit the Bioparc at least once every year, and every time I am fascinated by it. The... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Chinon, France
Attractive zoo in a former stone quarry

My family and I enjoyed our visit to the biopark of Doué La Fontaine. The biopark occupies the... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
Herentals, Antwerpen, Belgium
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The Bioparc, located in the heart of the Loire Valley, is the only troglodyte zoo in the world. Tunnels, waterfalls and lush green quarries allow you to be immersed in a naturally air-conditioned universe. Enjoy travelling in our mineral labyrinth and encounter over 1000 animals in an atmosphere evoking their original habitats.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“old quarry” (20 reviews)
“great zoo” (13 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
103 rue de Cholet | Doué la fontaine, 49700, Doue-la-Fontaine, France
+33 2 41 59 18 58
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

We like to visit the Bioparc at least once every year, and every time I am fascinated by it. The park is very well looked after, with beautiful vegetation and a variety of interesting animals. There is so much to learn about their habits, where...More

Thank NSDTRontheroad
Reviewed 28 September 2017

My family and I enjoyed our visit to the biopark of Doué La Fontaine. The biopark occupies the site of a former stone quarry. Its management has succeeded in making optimal use of this original location. In particular the zone with the birds is memorable....More

Thank Iweinvanaalst
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Superbly laid out and with plenty of fascinating habitats, this one of the best animal parks I have visited. Very smart restaurant overlooking the giraffe enclosure. Top tip though is to check the feeding time board at the entrance as it is the only place...More

Thank CoupeColonel
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Good reviews propmted us to visit and we were both glad we did. Easy to find with plenty of free parking just across from the entrance. Plenty to see and got very close to the animals/ birds etc. The aviary is the largest in Europe...More

Thank robtee
Reviewed 17 September 2017

The best zoo I have ever visited:the magnificent South American aviary,which you can walk into, and the birds fly around you.The giraffe and zebra enclosure is spectacular. The walkway is set on the top of the quarry. Restaurant food is 10 points.

Thank ErosFuerte
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This is a stunning zoo, well laid out with magnificent enclosures which seemed to echo wild habitats with natural barriers instead of cages. Lots of interesting information boards most of which had English translations. We had a lovely meal overlooking the giraffe enclosure too, food...More

Thank MikeNManda8572
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic place to visit. Troglodyte caves, landscaped enclosures and so much more. Teenagers were fairly well occupied - it's hard to keep their attention for long anywhere - and it felt like great value for money. Highlights- bat cave, aviary and monkeys. Vultures...More

Thank Ruth E
Reviewed 26 August 2017

This really is an excellent zoo, plenty to see giraffes, hippos, lions, tigers, monkeys - all the animals look well looked after and happy in their surroundings. I had no problem with the zoo. However, I was accompanying my son who is registered severely sight...More

Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

On two levels some were walk through with lots of birds flying over head. Only down side was that some enclosures seemed a little small and toilets were not best. Despite this it was a really enjoyable day out.

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

This may possibly be he best zoo I have ever visited. The unique geographic nature of the zoo with tunnels through the limestone and large excavated enclosures make this the most involving of zoo experiences. Due to the nature of the site the enclosures feel...More

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10 May 2015|
Response from Bioparc_Doue | Property representative |
It's better to take a taxi cause it's quite a long way from the down town to the Bioparc. Have a nice visit ! The Bioparc team
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