An exceptional outing in a unique place
The kids will love!

The Thoiry zoo is a unique space for see animals.  It is not only a classic zoo, it is also a huge space where animals live in freedom. You can observe them during a safari, as in Africa. Thoiry, it is also an amusement park with spectacular playgrounds. Finally, it is also a castle to discover. It is recommended to plan a full day if you want to make the most of the Thoiry domain. All activities are included in the ticket price (except for the Tyrolean traverse over the lions).

the Thoiry zoo safari
  • WE LOVE The safari as in Africa to see wild animals in freedom
  • AGE for all
  • THE TICKET The pass includes access to all activities (except the zip line). It is undated and valid for 1 year
  • FREE : for children under 3 years old
  • DATE : all year round, including public holidays
  • HOURS from 10am to 5pm or 6pm depending on the season - from 10am to 8pm when there are "Lumières Sauvages" (wild lights)
  • VISITING TIME : count at least 3 hours but if you can, spend the whole day
  • PLACE : Thoiry (78770)

Skip the line tickets

Undated tickets, valid for 1 year

The ticket allows access to the Safari + the zoo + the attractions + the castle + the "Lumières Sauvages"

The Thoiry safari

  • Thoiry is unique thanks to its safari which allows you to see animals in the wild
  • The Thoiy safari is a space designed as a African reserveThe safari of Thoiry is done by car because the animals circulate in the reserve in freedom
  • The circuit ofabout 1 hour allows you to see elephants, giraffes, hippos, ostriches ... in freedom
  • For security reasons, the safari is done by car and it is of course absolutely forbidden to leave the car.
Thoiry safari

The zoo of Thoiry

If the Thoiry safari is done by car, The zoo of Thoiry, is the part where you discover the animals on foot. More than 130 species of animals are gathered. In particular, we see:

  • hyenas, lions and Siberian tigers through making glass tunnels 
  • raptors in the gigantic aviary of 500m2 and 10 meters high
  • a family of raccoons and arctic foxes
  • all kinds of lemurs during the LemurTrek bridges that connect the islands of lemurs. We can see white-fronted lemurs, black lemurs, red-bellied lemurs, black and white varis, red varis...
  • not to mention parakeets, monkeys, snakes, felines, camels, beavers and dozens of other species with hair, feathers or scales ...
the animals of Thoiry zoo

During your visit to Thoiry Zoo, do not miss feeding of the animals (free animations included in the ticket price). You will be able to discuss and exchange with the caretakers and attend the feeding of the animals.

the map of thoiry zoo

Games and attractions

The Air Park safari (for children and adults)

  • 1,500 m2 of rebounding net surface stretched between the trees, at a height of 9 meters
  • An incredible view of the African safari plain
  • Free activityincluded in the price of the ticket

Playground (for children under 12 years old)

  • it is the island of mysteries, a place where children (under the supervision of parents) can have fun and slide
  • attention, there are several entries and exits
  • Free activityincluded in the price of the ticket

The labyrinth

  • the "Great challenge of the labyrinth": a participative and playful game in the middle of nature with the resolution of enigmas to get out of the labyrinth "alive
  • There is strength in numbers, so stick together! The adventure is more fun with several people and it's less stressful than being alone.
  • the game lasts between 30mn and 1h
  • There is a special course for baby adventurers in strollers accompanied by their parents, of course!
  • Free activityincluded in the price of the ticket

The zip line (from 8 years old)

  • For the brave!
  • 500m of zip line above the lion enclosure and above the African plain
  • Tyroliennes at 20m height
  • Paying activitynot included in the ticket price
  • Marbles can be bought on site, at the foot of the zip lines

The castle of Thoiry and the gardens

  • The visit of the castle and of its gardens
  • It takes place weekends onlyin the afternoon from 2pm to 6pm (indicative schedules, subject to change by its occupants)
  • The castle is still inhabited by Count Edmond de Panouse, his wife Colomba and their children. It is the 13th generation of this family to live there.
  • Free visitincluded in the price of the safari ticket.

The Wild Lights

  • Safari zoo ticket includes access to the "Wild Lights".
  • This event takes place at every winter from the end of October to the beginning of March, from 5 to 8 pm
  • Illuminated animal sculptures and placed in the gardens of the park castle 
  • 1500 animals to discover, glittering, luminous, fairy-like?
  • Duration of the walk : about 1 hour
  • More about "Les lumières sauvages


  • Thoiry is a very exotic place, yet very close to Paris: 45 minutes from Paris and 20 minutes from Versailles
  • Plan the day if you want to enjoy all the attractions and take the time to explore the whole area of Thoiry Zoo
  • 3 restaurants (inside or with terrace) are waiting for you for lunch break: the Canteen of the explorer (every day during school vacations from 12 to 3 pm), the Camp of the Yurts (every day of opening of the ZooSafari of Thoiry, from 12 to 3 pm) and the Masoala (from 2 to 5 pm, depending on the weather and closed in winter). We advise you to check the opening days and hours before coming
  • You can also picnic on site
  • It is not possible to come with your pet

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