A zoo + a safari + the wild lights
An exceptional outing in a unique place
The kids will love!
Thoiry Cubs
The two lion cubs, born on June 22, 2023, can now be seen by park visitors.
  • WE LOVE The safari as in Africa to see wild animals in freedom and a magnificent zoo
  • AGE for all
  • THE TICKET Includes access to all activities (except zip-line and bush truck). It is undated.
  • FREE : for children under 3 years old
  • DATE Every day of the year, except holidays
  • HOURS from 10am to 5pm or 6pm depending on the season - from 10am to 8pm when there are "Wild Lights"(from October 29, 2023 to March 10, 2024)
  • VISITING TIME : count at least 3 hours but it is really a minimum
  • PLACE : Thoiry (78770)
  • The domain of Thoiry is a unique space for see animals. 
  • The domain of Thoiry includes a magnificent ZOO of 90 hectares with more than 750 animals and a SAFARI zone, huge space where animals live in freedom. The Safari part can be done by car or in a bush truck, just like 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 and the bush truck).

The Thoiry safari

  • Thoiry is unique thanks to its safari which allows you to see animals in the wild
  • The safari of Thoiry, a space designed as a African reserve, is done by car because the animals circulate in the reserve in freedom
  • The circuit ofabout 1 hour allows to see in freedom elephants, giraffes, hippopotamuses, ostriches for the African part. In the American part, you can see bears, wolves and coyotes...
  • For security reasons, the safari is done by car and it is of course absolutely forbidden to leave the car.
  • If you don't have a car, you can take the bush truck (option to be added to the ticket price)

The zoo of Thoiry

Thehe 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 or from footbridges overlooking the space dedicated to the big cats 
  • raptors in the gigantic 500m2 aviary and 10 meters high
  • the gorilla house where Eba, Ayo, Tambo and Wazungu live, 4 males aged between 7 and 18 years old
  • 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...
  • without forgetting the parakeets, monkeys, snakes, felines, camels, beavers, kangaroos and dozens of other species with hair, feathers or scales...

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 Wild Lights

  • Safari zoo ticket includes access to the "Wild Lights".
  • It's magical: illuminated animal sculptures are placed in the zoo park
  • This event takes place at every winter October 29 to March 10, 5pm to 8pm
  • 1500 animals to discover, glittering, luminous, fairy-like...
  • Duration of the walk : about 1 hour
  • More about "Les lumières sauvages

Games and attractions

The Air Park safari (for children and adults)

  • 1,500 m2 of surface area of bouncing nets stretched between the trees at a height of 9 metres
  • An incredible view of the African safari plain
  • Free activityincluded in the price of the ticket

The playground (for children under 12 years old)

  • it's the mystery island, a place where children (under the supervision of parents) can have fun and go tobogganing
  • be careful, there are several entrances and exits
  • Free activityincluded in the price of the ticket

The labyrinth

  • the "Great Labyrinth Challenge": a participative and fun game in the middle of nature with the resolution of enigmas to get out of the labyrinth "alive
  • Strength in numbers, stay together! The adventure is more fun with several people and it's less anxiety-provoking than being alone
  • the game lasts between 30mn and 1h
  • There is a special course for adventurous babies 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 lions' enclosure and above the African plain
  • Zip lines at a height of 20m
  • Paid 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 castle visit and of its gardens
  • It takes place weekends onlyin the afternoon from 2pm to 6pm (indicative timetables, subject to modification 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.


  • 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 entire domain of Thoiry Zoo
  • 3 restaurants (inside or with terrace) are waiting for you for lunch break: the Explorer's Canteen (every day during school vacations from 12:00 to 15:00), the Yurt Camp (every day Thoiry ZooSafari is open, from 12:00 to 15:00) and the Masoala (from 14:00 to 17:00, 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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