Paris (Hotel or home address) - Zoological Park of Thoiry
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Book a shuttle transportation and visit the Zoological Park Thoiry
Located in the department of Yvelines, just 40 km from Paris, the Thoiry Zoo is situated within the grounds of the Château de Thoiry, covering an impressive 150 hectares. Home to around 800 animals, these creatures roam freely across a sprawling area of 8 km. The estate also includes a 126-hectare botanical garden, distinguished as a "Remarkable Garden". A visit to the Thoiry Zoo offers a moment of relaxation in the countryside for the whole family, allowing you to discover the animals of the African savannah without leaving France. Exciting encounters await, including Komodo dragons and Arctic wolves.
Thoiry Safari Zoo houses approximately 800 animals from 110 different species. From Madagascar's lemurs to African cheetahs, to Australian birds, all animals enjoy a state of freedom or semi-freedom. The African Reserve introduces you to savannah animals such as rhinos, elephants, antelopes, hippos, giraffes, zebras, and more. You can also admire big cats like lions and cheetahs from a large glass tunnel. In the North American reserve, you will encounter bison, bears, and plains populated with rare animals. The Australian aviary offers a glimpse of the unique birds from the Southern hemisphere. Both children and adults can enjoy engaging, guided, and informative tours. These visits are often paired with an educational workshop. You can also meet the zookeepers and witness animal feeding times.
The park is a vast collection of several landscaped areas, some of which allow children to play outdoors, enjoy park features like the mysterious island, and visit the mini farm's domestic animals. This expansive garden is notably populated with 5,600 yew trees and adorned with 2,300 paths and 9 bridges. Throughout your walk, you'll discover a rose garden, a fragrant garden, a peony gallery, a flowering meadow, and a path lined with hydrangeas and viburnums. Additionally, the garden of the Château de Thoiry is designed to create a perfect optical illusion, as evidenced by the garden shaped like a sundial.
Etoile Thoiry hostel is a 3-star establishment located in close proximity to the famous Zoological Park. It is tailor-made for families staying in the bucolic village of Thoiry, to discover its castle, its zoo, its trough and its landscape. Etoile Thoiry hostel is an establishment not to be missed in a village that welcomes no less than 400 000 visitors a year. Lodging and covered are offered on site thanks to its rooms and its restaurant.
Etoile Thoiry hostel offers individually decorated rooms. Each room is equipped with flat screen television with Canal Satellite. It also has free Wi-Fi, telephone, private bathroom and toilet and a hairdryer. 4 room categories are available: the Comfort Room, the Grand Comfort Room, the Grand Confort Twin Room and the Junior Suite.
Services and services
Since its renovation, Etoile Thoiry hostel now has a Lounge area and a restaurant. Note that the restaurant of the hostel is being renovated for the end of 2018. Etoile Thoiry hostel also offers the rental of a seminar room for 15 people, for private or professional events. The offer includes snacks for the morning break (coffee, tea, orange juice, pastries), a meal at the table with a menu offered by the establishment and a break for afternoon to enjoy hot or cold drinks as well as small treats. Asset Etoile Thoiry hostel has this chance to be implanted in a famous agricultural village. We mainly come here for its 17th century castle and gardens. There is also Zoo Safari among the 10 best animal parks of France, the Saint Martin church which dates from 14th century and its wooded landscape. The hotel is 10 minutes from the National 12 and major roads such as the A12 and A13. You can book a car service in Paris
Castle of Villiers-Le-Mahieu
Castle of Villiers-le-Mahieu is a charming 4-star hotel located in a completely renovated castle. This property combines the charm of an authentic medieval mansion, surrounded by moat with the modern comforts of a 21st century luxury hotel. For you, it will be a stay of exceptional prestige in a castle surrounded by wooded park, but also its recreational facilities and health and wellness center. Whether you are in Yvelines for a honeymoon, for business or for a family holiday, Castle of Villiers-Le-Mahieu will meet your requirements.
Castle of Villiers-Le-Mahieu offers 93 spacious rooms. They are equipped with modern amenities such as free Wi-Fi, telephone, iPhone docking station, LCD TV, Nespresso machine, minibar, safe. 67 rooms are equipped with air conditioning. Each room is decorated with refinement, the upholstered wall of chic decoration. Some period furniture come bring their touch of authenticity amid the modern facilities of the hotel. The rooms are divided into 3 categories, including the 20 m² Luxury Room, with Queen size bed or Tin bed. There is also the 25 m² Prestige room with king size bed or two large twin beds. The Royal Room from 35 to 42 m² is also equipped with King size bed or large Twin beds
Castle of Villiers-Le-Mahieu stands out for its 700 m² Spa designed by the architect Jean-Philippe Nuel. The mixture of noble materials, light and noble colors of the center alone can provide well-being. Well-equipped gym and various beauty and body treatments await you from 06h to 23h. Castle of Villiers-Le-Mahieu has a restaurant that serves dishes with fresh seasonal produce. A tasty dinner and lunch menu, concocted by Chef Christophe His. The tables are set on the terrace, inside or outside. There is also the brunch style. The property also offers a laundry service and a babysitting service on request. Asset Castle of Villiers-le-Mahieu is both a luxury hotel and a leisure center. Indeed, you can ride in a boat on the moat, indulge in some billiard games or play bocce. There is also the 6 hole golf practice and bunker. You can also enjoy the large outdoor pool or the heated pool. If necessary, we provide you with a car service from Paris airport.
Discover the Thoiry Castle
The Château de Thoiry is steeped in stories that span over four centuries. Constructed in 1559, it stands as one of the few remaining examples of French Renaissance architecture. The castle was designed to function as a solar calendar, with its structure emulating a sundial complete with hands. It wasn't until 1965 that the Château de Thoiry opened its doors to the general public. The castle has been owned by the Counts de la Panouse for generations. During your visit, you'll have the chance to admire the interior of this beautiful and mysterious castle, rich with many tales. To enhance the historical atmosphere, your hosts will welcome you in period costumes.
This remarkable castle was built in just five years by the renowned architect Philibert de l'Orme and master mason Olivier Ymbert. Its architecture is truly extraordinary, thanks to its perfect integration with nature and the solar cycles. Interestingly, it also features a vestibule with a structure akin to the royal burial chamber in the Pyramid of Cheops.
But that's not all - throughout your visit, you'll have the opportunity to learn more about the history of the Thoiry estate as well as the stories of those who lived there. One such tale is of the beautiful Angelica, who shared an exciting and love-filled story with her husband, documented in about 1500 love letters.
Moreover, you'll have the fantastic opportunity to visit the castle's historical reception halls, where various festivities were held. You can also enjoy a leisurely stroll in the castle garden, while taking in the sights of the renowned zoological park.
3 compelling reasons to spend a day at Zoo Safari de Thoiry
Planning a trip through Yvelines? Make sure to visit Zoo Safari de Thoiry, one of the top attractions in the region. Here's why.
A personalized adventure to suit your preferences
Your visit to Zoo Safari de Thoiry can be tailored in a variety of ways. For the active and those who love open spaces, a walking tour is an ideal way to immerse yourself fully in the atmosphere and scenery of the zoo. Alternatively, a comfortable bus tour is available for families, offering a similarly exotic experience for those traveling with children. This safari experience lasts approximately one hour. Zookeepers can also take you on a guided tour of the zoo in a 4x4 vehicle, allowing you to get closer to the animals.
Attractions and activities for all preferences
In addition to the zoo visit itself, this venue offers a range of attractions and activities. These may include concerts or events, the schedule for which is posted in advance on its website. You can book your spot with just a few clicks. Zoo Safari de Thoiry caters to all ages - adults can revisit their childhood, while children can enjoy a multitude of fun experiences.
Discover a host of exotic animals
Zoo Safari de Thoiry spans 380 hectares, with 150 hectares dedicated to the zoological park. Here, you will encounter more than 46 species of mammals and a total of 7500 different animals. Additionally, you can observe 63 birds from 16 different species. This is a perfect opportunity to enhance your general knowledge. The park is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and it is recommended to allocate at least one hour to fully appreciate the experience.
Private car service to the Zoological Park of Thoiry
The Thoiry Zoological Park, or Thoiry Safari Zoo, is a unique venue where you can encounter extraordinary flora and fauna from around the world. It is located 34.9 km from Espace Rambouillet and 35 km from Galerie des Glaces. The Zoo is situated 70.3 km from Charles de Gaulle Airport and 53.7 km from Orly Airport.