Zoo & aquarium

Thoiry ZooSafari

Château et parc zoologique de Thoiry - 78770 Thoiry

78 - Yvelines


The Thoiry Safari Park gives you the chance to see 800 animals roaming free across 8 km of land. The safari park can only be visited in your own vehicle. In the lion tunnel, visitors can walk amongst the lions in a glass tunnel. Part of the tour can be done on foot in the zoological and botanical gardens where you can see the first Komodo dragons to be living in France. The 'Île Mystérieuse' (Mysterious Island) has an adventure trail with bridges suspended amidst vast amounts of foliage, burrows with sound games, a wooden climbing frame and slides.
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.


  • Animaux

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Educational activities
  • Gift shop
  • Car park/Parking
  • Coach park
  • Restaurant

Educational activities

To find out about educational workshops, contact the education officer by telephone on +33 (0) 7 77 98 41 09 or by email at pedago@thoiry.net.

Combined tickets

A ticket includes entry to the safari park, zoo, gardens and castle.


The zoo has several food outlets.

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

The ticket includes a visit to the car safari, the zoo, the gardens and the castle. Prices: €30/adult; €24/child (-11 years old); €16/disabled person.

Group tour

For group bookings, contact the sales department by phone on +33 (0)1 34 87 53 76 or by email at resa@thoiry.net

Free for young people and children

Under 3s

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Chèque Vacances

Exceptional closure

Closed on December 24

Opening times

Hours vary depending on the season. Generally open daily from April to September. In winter, open Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as in the evening during the "Thoiry Wild Lights" festival (late October to mid-March). The park is generally open from 10am and closes between 5.30pm and 6.30pm. Consult the website before the visit.

Exceptional opening

  • 1 January
  • Easter
  • Easter Monday
  • Ascension Day
  • 1 May
  • 8 May
  • Whitsuntide
  • Whit Monday
  • 14 July
  • 15 August
  • 1 November
  • 11 November
  • 25 December

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Thoiry ZooSafari

Château et parc zoologique de Thoiry
78770 Thoiry
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 34 87 40 67

  • 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.

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Hearing Hearing
  • Mental Mental

'Tourisme & Handicap' marked establishment

  • 'Tourisme & Handicap' mark
  • For hearing disability For hearing disability
  • For mental disability For mental disability

Zoo & aquarium in the same district: 78 - Yvelines

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