Thoiry ZooSafari | Celebration

Thoiry Lumières Sauvages

from 27 October 2019 to 08 March 2020

Château et parc zoologique de Thoiry - 78770 Thoiry

78 - Yvelines

Description

This winter, hundreds of illuminated lantern sculptures will give visitors to the Thoiry safari park an opportunity to admire many animal species. The lantern sculptures light up at nightfall, giving visitors the feeling of being led along a magical trail through an enchanted forest. This year’s theme, ‘The Great Evolution Odyssey’, show what many extinct species looked like – sea creatures, dinosaurs, birds and monkeys. What’s more, a large Renaissance tableau featuring the French king Henry IV will be set up in front of the castle.

Audience

All public, Children

Prices and times

Adults : €19,90 (€29 zoo included) - Children : €17,90 (€23 zoo included)

Methods of payment

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

Thoiry ZooSafari

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.

Voir la carte

Thoiry ZooSafari

Château et parc zoologique de Thoiry
78770 Thoiry
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 34 87 40 67
info@thoiry.net
https://www.thoiry.net/

  • 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

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