Also to see, the gardens. Listed as a 'Remarkable garden' by the French Ministry of Culture, they have been fashioned by famous landscape gardeners for centuries, marking the styles of their respective eras. The gardens occupy 95 hectares of the site and have been laid out in former woodland of beech, oak, hornbeam, and chestnut trees.
Round off your day with a visit to the Château de Thoiry which was originally designed as a solar calendar with garden walkways as the hands. Built according to the golden ratio, its well-planned architectural design is in perfect harmony with nature and the solar cycles.The main hall, built around 4 Pythagorean triangles, has the same proportions as the royal burial chamber in the Great Pyramid of Giza. It is the pivot of a solar calendar for which the horizon is the dial and the views are the hands. During the winter and summer solstices, it marks the path of the sun, which rises or sets in its windows as if emerging from the heart of the Chateau.
Services and facilities of the establishment
- Educational activities
- Gift shop
- Car park/Parking
- Coach park
Educational activitiesTo find out about educational workshops, contact the education officer by telephone on +33 (0) 7 77 98 41 09 or by email at email@example.com.
Combined ticketsA ticket includes entry to the safari park, zoo, gardens and castle.
RestaurantThe zoo has a self-service restaurant, 'Le Jardin d'hiver', open every day from 12 midday until 3pm. There are also stands selling fast food to take away. These stands are not open every day; check at the entrance to the park.
Prices and times
Entrance fees and modalities
Adults: €29 / Children (under 11): €23 / Disabled visitors: €16
Group tourFor group bookings, contact the sales department by phone on +33 (0)1 34 87 53 76 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Free for young people and childrenUnder 3s
Methods of payment
Voir la carte
Parc zoologique de Thoiry
By car from Paris: Take the A13 motorway from Porte d'Auteuil. At the A13/A12 junction, take the A12 and then the N12 towards Dreux. Take the exit for Thoiry, take the D76 and then the D11 towards Thoiry. By coach: There is an excursion that takes place every Sunday, leaving Paris at 9.15am. The fee includes transport there and back, tickets for the zoo and the castle and a guided coach tour through the safari park. Prices: Adults: €69 - Children: €52. For more information or to make a booking, call PARISCityVISION on +33 (0)1 44 55 60 00 or visit the website, www.pariscityvision.com.
Offer adapted to disabled visitors
'Tourisme & Handicap' marked establishment
- 'Tourisme & Handicap' mark
- For hearing disability
- For mental disability