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“Lots of animals but needs cleaning up”

Zoo Bassin d'Arcachon
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

We visited the zoo and after a two hour trip were shocked by how expensive it was to get in. We knew there were lots of different animals but first needed a toilet trip with the young children. The toilets are absolutely disgusting, very smelly, dirty, so bad the girls couldn't go and as adults we found it difficult to hold our noses for long enough. So disappointing especially given the price!!

There are a vast variety of animals but you come away feeling rather sorry for them all. The enclosures need to be made bigger with more to do in them for the animals. They are dirty and smelly and there is a rather sad feeling about the place. The zoo is not well maintained or well staffed. Nothing written in English so we had no idea what some of the animal were. Deeply regret going and felt ripped off.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank The-mummy-person
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Reviewed July 30, 2016

The zoo is situated 15km from Arcachon town. You can either drive or bike here.This is one of the most exclusive zoo I've been which has white lions & white tigers! There are elephants,raccoons, orangutans, ostriches, many varieties of monkeys, hippopotamus, zebras, giraffes, tapir, kangaroos, otters, parrots, red Pandas, bears, buffaloes, cats etc etc. A white monkey is highly qualified to be an acrobat which entertained all visitors. You cannot miss him! The animals seemed to enjoy themselves even though they are under captivity. They got lot of space, well kept and nicely fed. Kids will love it. You can enjoy your walk around the whole zoo. Just follow the arrows It costs 19,5 euros per adult, kids under 12 years have discount. Dress yourself with a hat and bring some water if it is a sunny day. It has a restaurant serves sandwich / paninis, ice creams and drinks. Lovely French cashier girl speaks English fluently!

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed July 4, 2016

A medium size zoo with clear focus on big cats with some unique animals : white tigers, yellow lions,..Also possibility to see how animals are getting food.Well organized walk around the zoo. Some spaces are so big that you may not see the animals, other are rather small but you perceive a commitment to continiously upgrade installations.Good value for entry price (2 kids = 1 adult + 45 Euro).

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank kr1069
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Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

There were some great animals here and lovely to see the rhinos and elephants had a nice amount of space. Pleasant to wane round and thoroughly enjoyed our day out here

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Elaine L
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Reviewed June 1, 2016

Cycled here from the Dune, was a lovely outing, except the terrible fall for our 6 year old. But he got up and still wanted to make it to the Zoo. The Zoo was a reward for his terrible fall. Loved the otters, they put on a real show for us.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank dmcc1973
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