Paris (Hotel or home address) - Zoological Park of Thoiry
This park is about 40 km west distance of the french capital. A car is needed to visit the lions, the ginger panda, the bears in the safari park. Use our priv ate car service for its comfort, safety and cost effectiveness
Book a shuttle transportation and visit the Zoological Park Thoiry
Located in the department of Yvelines, just 40 km from Paris in the Chateau de Thoiry, the zoo occupies 150 ha. 800 animals live freely on an area of 8 km. The estate also includes a botanical garden of 126 ha labeled "Remarkable Garden". The visit of the Zoological Park of Thoiry is a moment of relaxation in the countryside with the whole family. It is an opportunity to discover the animals of the African savannah without moving from France. The strong sensation is also present at the sight of Komodo dragons and Arctic wolves.
Thoiry Safari Zoo is home to around 800 animals of 110 different species. There are lemurs from Madagascar to African cheetahs passing Australian birds, all of whom live in freedom and semi-freedom. The African Reserve will introduce you to savannah animals such as rhinos, elephants, antelopes, hippos, giraffes, zebras, etc. It is also possible to admire the big cats such as lions and cheetahs while walking inside a large and long glass tunnel. In the North American reserve, you will come face to face with the bison, bears and a plain populated with rare animals. Finally, the Australian aviary makes you discover the unique birds of the southern hemisphere. Children and adults can enjoy fun, guided and commented tours. These visits will be accompanied by a pedagogical workshop. You can also meet the healers and admire the feeding of the animals.
The plants of the park
It is a large set of several landscaped areas, some of which allow children to play outdoors, play in a park like the mysterious island and visit the pets of the mini farm and feed and pet them. This vast garden is notably populated with 5,600 yew trees and adorned with 2,300 paths and 9 bridges. Throughout your walk in the heart of nature, you will discover a rose garden, a fragrant garden, a gallery of peony, a flowering meadow, a path lined with hydrangea and viburnums. All this without forgetting that the garden of the castle of Thoiry is arranged to create a perfect illusion of optics as evidenced by the garden in the shape of 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 full of several stories dating from the last four centuries. It was built in 1559 and is one of the few architectures of the French Renaissance. It was built to make it like a solar calendar. That is to say, its design has a dial and hands. It was only in 1965 that the Château de Thoiry opened its doors to the general public. Its owners were none other than the Panouse accounts and that for generations. You will then have the opportunity to admire the interior of this beautiful and very mysterious castles filled with many stories. What's more, to put you in the mood, your hosts will welcome you with period costumes. This castle was only built in 5 years by the famous architect Philibert de l'Orme and master mason Olivier Ymbert. Its architecture is absolutely out of the ordinary, thanks to its perfect blend with nature and solar cycles. And that's not all, it also has a vestibule that has the same infrastructure as the royal burial chamber of the pyramid of Cheops. But that's not all, throughout your visit, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the history of the Thoiry estate as well as the history of the people who lived there. Like the beautiful Angelica who had an exciting and love-filled story with her husband. Indeed, they were written in about 1500 love letters. In addition, you will have the incredible chance to visit reception halls of yesteryear, where they organized various parties. In addition, you can also take a walk in the castle garden, while enjoying the famous zoological park.
3 good reasons to spend a day in the Zoo Safari de Thoiry
Passing through the Yvelines? Do not forget to visit the Zoo Safari de Thoiry. It is one of the top attractions in the region. Here's why.
A personalized adventure according to your desires
The visit of the Zoo Safari de Thoiry can be done in different ways. You have in particular the walk for sportsmen and lovers of wide open spaces. This is the ideal way to fully immerse yourself in the atmosphere and decor of the zoo. You also have the family visit on board a bus. It is more comfortable and just as exotic for those traveling with children. The safari in this case lasts one hour. The keepers can take you on a guided tour of the zoo in a 4*4. This will help you to be closer to the animals.
Attractions and activities for all tastes
n addition to visiting the zoo itself, this establishment can offer attractions and activities of all kinds. These may be concerts or events whose calendar is posted in advance on its site. You can reserve your place in just a few clicks. The Zoo Safari de Thoiry is an attraction for all ages. You have here what to fall back into childhood if you are an adult and what to have fun if you are a child.
Discover the most exotic animals
The Zoo Safari de Thoiry is 380 ha including 150 ha of zoological park. You will find there more than 46 species of mammals and 7500 different animals. You can also see 63 birds of 16 different species there. Enough to perfect your general knowledge. The park is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It's up to you to organize yourself to enjoy it knowing that it takes at least 1 hour to appreciate it.
Private car service to the Zoological Park of Thoiry
The Zoological Park Thoiry or Zoo Safari Thoiry is an unusual site to discover exceptional fauna and flora from around the world. It is 34.9 km from Espace Rambouillet and 35 km from Galerie des Glaces. The Zoo is 70.3 km from CDG Airport and 53.7 km from Orly Airport.