Beauval Zoo in the Loir-et-Cher department has been voted one of the most beautiful zoos in the world. In France it’s famous for its giant pandas amongst much else.
35,000 animals from all over the world inhabit the zoo. There are shows and activities galore including behind the scenes visits. There are even 4 exotic themed hotels at Beauval, perfect for those who like their adventures to be special.
The zoo is around a 2-hour drive from Paris, and has free car parks on site. The nearest train station is St Aignan Noyers-sur-Cher. 8km from the zoo from which you can take a taxi or shuttle bus.