ZooParc de Beauval: Our recommendations for your visit

It’s a common question for visitors. Do you need 1 or 2 days to visit the ZooParc de Beauval?

Here’s our advice to make the most of your visit…

Our recommendations

Our recommendations:

 

If you’re a family with young children, we recommend visiting the ZooParc de Beauval over 2 days.

That will give you the opportunity to really enjoy the park and to admire the 800 species of animals, see the ‘Les Maîtres des Airs’: a favourite among adults and the ‘Odyssée des lions de Mers’, a real delight for young ones.

Visiting the park over 2 days also gives you the time to meet the staff who look after the animals, they’ll be happy to answer all your questions. Are all wolves white? Why do giant pandas have six toes on their rear paws? What’s the difference between African and Indian elephants?

Did you know?: 2-day tickets for the ZooParc de Beauval are only valid for 2 consecutive days.

Adults who enjoy a good walk can visit the ZooParc de Beauval in just one day.

Spend the morning looking at some of the areas around the edge of the park and then come back towards the centre halfway through the day.

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Good to know:

The ZooParc de Beauval covers around forty hectares and is explored on foot.

To find your way around, you’ll receive a map and the day’s event programme when you arrive. If you want to plan your visit in advance, you can also view or download the map and with the app, which is simple, useful and easy to use, you can explore the ZooParc beforehand and see the different species of animals. You can find the answer to all your practical questions. Where are the pandas? How do I get to the Hippo Reserve? Are the Asian otters nearby? Thanks to the app, finding your way round the ZooParc’s 40 hectares is child’s play! So keep it close by as you visit the four corners of Beauval.

During your visit, there will be various opportunities to find out more about the animals with educational introductions, led by the zookeepers, and shows featuring birds, in ‘Les Maîtres des Airs’, and sea lions, in ‘L’Odyssée des lions de mer’ (included in your entry ticket).

Disabled access to the Zoo

The Zoo de Beauval is completely signposted, zone by zone, so you can make your own way around. A specially adapted route has been created for disabled visitors, featuring footbridges, lifts, ramps…

So, the majority of the park is accessible, with the exception of some steep slopes, which are clearly marked in situ, as well as on the map you will receive when you arrive. In the amphitheatres, access ramps lead to reserved wheelchair spaces.

Guide and assistance dogs are welcome in the Zoo. The only areas they are not admitted to are the tropical greenhouses and the Chinese zone. Disabled guests can leave their dog outside these areas with a friend and then swap so their friend has a chance to visit the display.

 

The Zoo when raining?

The park is open all year round. Even when it’s raining, Beauval is a great place to visit with numerous sheltered areas, including the Zoo’s four vast tropical greenhouses. According to the weather conditions, some animals may prefer to stay under cover, but they can still be seen through the windows. The cable car may be closed in certain conditions.