Before your visit - ZooParc de Beauval

Before your visit

Prices

One day, two days or one year (ZooPass) ticket :
three different options are offered to discover Beauval during a visit or all year long.

Individual prices 2017

One day ticket
Entrance / Online
Two day ticket
Entrance / Online
ZooPass (1 year)
Entrance / Online
11+ years old €29 / €28 €43.5 / €42 €58 / €56
3 to 10 years old * €23 / €22 €33 / €33 €46 / €44
less than 3 years old * Free Free Free

Purchase online

Disabled people
One day ticket Two day ticket ZooPass (1 year)
11+ years old €24 €36 €48
3 to 10 years old * €18 €27 €36
less than 3 years old * Free Free Free

Means of payment

At the till, you can pay in cash or by credit card.
You can also use these payment methods at the catering points and shop inside the zoo.

These prices are subjected to slightly change during the season.
* Child price : a document proving the age of the child might be asked at the till.

Access

The ZooParc de Beauval is located in the french department of Loir-et-Cher (41),
south of the city of Blois, midway between Tours and Vierzon.

ZooParc de Beauval
41110 Saint Aignan sur Cher
France

GPS Coordinates
Longitude :1.3535499572753906
Latitude : 47.24777558030962

By road

  • - 2h15 from Paris through A10, A71 and A85 : Paris, Orléans then Vierzon, in the direction of Tours. Exit n°12 St Aignan. Then follow the road signs to the Zoo.
  • - 1h from Tours through A85.
  • - 45min from Blois through D675.
  • - 30min from Vierzon through A85.

By train

  • - SNCF Railway Station of Blois-Chambord (45min from Beauval)
  • - TGV Railway Station of Saint-Pierre-des-Corps (55min from Beauval through A85)
  • - TER Railway Station of ST-Aignan/Noyers-sur-Cher (8km from Beauval)

Coaches shuttles from Blois

Available from April to November, the coach connection from Blois-Chambord Railway Station to the Zoo of Beauval takes into account the timetable of the SNCF (Paris Austerlitz – Blois trains), and stops at the villages of Cellettes, Cormeray and Contres.

Flixbus

Every week-ends, a FlixBus line runs every weekend from Paris to take you to Beauval.

In the morning, departure from the Bercy Seine bus station (Paris) at 7am, arrival 11:05am at Beauval
In the evening, departure from Beauval at 5:30pm, arrival 10:05pm at Bercy Seine bus station (Paris)

  • Cost of the connection: from €13
  • Website: FlixBus

Taxi

  • Taxi Thierry Poitou
  • 7 route de Saint-Aignan
  • 41110 Couffy
  • Tél : 02 54 75 36 88 / 06 09 20 73 32
  • On call:
  • St-Aignan/Noyers-sur-Cher Railway station
  • Tours Railway station
  • St Pierre-des-Corps Railway station
  • Blois Railway station
  • Vierzon Railway station
  • www.taxi.fr (41 Loir-et-Cher)

Car-sharing

Car-sharing to go to the ZooParc de Beauval: an alternative way of traveling, an economical and friendly solution!

Hotel stay

We have 3 hotels sites near the ZooParc. Each of these establishments welcomes you in an exotic atmosphere! Rooms, family rooms or furnished apartments ... Our 3 hotel structures propose you several solutions of accommodation to adapt to your request. As a couple, with family or with friends, you will find what you're looking for in Beauval. In addition, take advantage of a package including tickets for the ZooParc or a special rate!

Book online

Hotel
« Les Jardins de Beauval »

The hotel « Les Jardins de Beauval » welcomes you in a extraordinary setting with Indonesian atmosphere.Spacious and decorated with refinement, the rooms are spread within elegant circular pavilions meanwhile the outside swimming pool offers nice relaxing moments. Les Jardins de Beauval, has also a spa, a restaurant and a cocktail bar.

5 min by foot from du ZooParc de Beauval

Hotel
« Les Pagodes de Beauval »

The hotel « Les Pagodes de Beauval » invites you to travel with its decoration authentically Chinese. An immersion within the Middle Kingdom that extends in the zen gardens and the lagoon swimming pool… A joyful invitation to relaxation and serenity. The Pagodes de Beauval, has also a spa, a restaurant and a cocktail bar.

5 min by foot from du ZooParc de Beauval

Hotel
« Les Hameaux de Beauval »

Located within the center of the medieval city of Saint-Aignan, the residential hotel « Les Hameaux de Beauval » leads family and friends to travel throughout the heart of Asia. Some vast flats of 1 to 3 rooms at the heart of a private garden offer very friendly stays.

10 min by car from du ZooParc de Beauval

Shows and activities

Shows take place from March to November.
Two amphitheaters host « Les Maîtres des Airs », an amazing birds show,
and « L’Odyssée des lions de mer », with agile sea lions!

« Les Maîtres des Airs »

At the heart of a spacious green amphitheater, 450 birds fly above the heads of the audience in an outdoor auditorium that seats 3,000 people.
Owls, cranes, pelicans, storks, ibises, marabous and parrots join the air ballet of the raptors to give us an unforgettable show with a dazzling finale!

today's schedule

« L'Odyssée des lions de mer »

In the magical setting of the aquatic amphitheater, fully restored and equipped with a slide and diving board, agile and playful sea lions compete with dexterity and balance during the show « L'Odyssée des lions de mer ».

today's schedule

Animations

Throughout the day, our educational facilitators make an appointment for visitors in the ZooParc, to tell them the life and manners of the species housed in Beauval. The themes and schedules vary according to the season.

You can consult the program here (in french)

Schedule

The ZooParc de Beauval opens every day, all year long, from 9am.
A whole day is necessary to visit the 35 hectares of the zoo.

We suggest you to arrive quite early on mornings in order to enjoy at best the animals. Nevertheless, it is possible to do the visit in a smallest amount of time, but a minimum of 5 hours is highly recommended, taking into account the schedule of the birds show « Les Maîtres des Airs », and the sea lions one « L'Odyssée des lions de mer ».

Giant Pandas visible
November to february 9am - 4.30pm
April, may, june and september 9am - 6pm
July and august 9am - 7pm
March and october 9am - 5pm
"hippopotamus area" opening
November to february 9am - 4.30pm
April, may, june and september 9am - 6.30pm
July and august 9am - 7.30pm
March and october 9am - 6pm
Tropical hothouses opening
November to february 9am - 5pm
March, april, may and june 9am - 7pm
July and august 9am - 8pm
September and october 9am - 7pm
Shop opening
November to february 10am - 5.30pm
April, may, june and september 10am - 7.30pm
July and august 10am - 8.30pm
March and october 10am - 7pm

Restaurants

Fast food or self-service canteen, sandwiches or hot dishes : twelve catering places are spread throughout the zoo (for lunch only).
They are not open on a daily basis; please consult the information board at the entrance of the zoo or our mobile website. So? On site or take away?

Resto name Opening status Opening hours
Le Tropical is open today from 12:00 to 17:00
Le Kilimandjaro is closed today -
La Roseraie is closed today -
La Savane is closed today -
L'Eucalyptus is closed today -
Les Orang-outans is closed today -
Les Bambous is closed today -
Le Tsavo is closed today -
Les Lamantins is closed today -
Les Chats Pêcheurs is closed today -
L'Etosha is closed today -
Le Serengeti is closed today -

Zoo map

Tropical hothouses, huge green plains, artificial islands, aviaries, pools with submarine vision...
the 10000 animals of Beauval live in the heart of a 35 hectares tree-filled park.
One or two days of visit enable the visitors to wander its alleys...

Download the map in PDF

Mobile app

To make your visit easier, download the Beauval ZooParc app!

It will allow you to lead you in the ZooParc to discover lots of animal species. The app answers all your questions: Where are pandas? How to get to Hippopotamus area? Are Asian otters near your location? Thanks to the application, moving in the zoo is so easy! Then slip it in your hands to spin like a hare in the four corners of Beauval.

Better than a compass !

  • - Check out the zoo's location map for easy travel. Animals, toilets, catering points, shops, etc. you will find!
  • - Take note of Beauval's current events on the home page.
  • - Find all information on species by the Home or landmarks on the map. Stories and anecdotes are to be discovered on Huan Huan, Asato, Sherkan and about others animals of Beauval.
  • - Optimize your visit by creating your own journey as you want. The must of the app! How to do? Select animations, shows and animals you don’t want to miss. The application creates you a special program to see your selection! What to do in few hours or when it rains? Tours are also available to guide you in the zoo.
  • - Check the shows and animations’ schedules. You can program your reminders to be sure not to miss anything!
  • - Locate the catering points, according to their opening hours and their proximity
  • - Listen our « ZoodioGuides » to learn more about animal life!

Disponible sur Google Play

Services

Stroller's rental, lockers, picnic area, car park :
a lot of services are provided to the visitors of the ZooParc de Beauval.

Car park

Eight free car parks (4 000 spaces), one of them dedicated to the motor homes, are located nearby the zoo. Some spaces are dedicated to disabled people, and also some other are made for bicycles and motorbikes, at the entrance of the main car park.

Young children welcome
  • - Restrooms of the zoo are equipped with spaces for changing babies
  • - Strollers are on rent for 5€ per day (for one stroller, ID will be needed as guarantee)
  • - Next to the catering spots, some micro-wave ovens are at your disposal for you to heat young children meals.
  • - Large playgrounds, adjusted to different ages, are located in the nearby of the catering places « L'Eucalyptus » and « Le Kilimandjaro ». A carousel is also settled on the terrace of « L'Eucalyptus ».
Welcome of disabled visitors

Most of the park is accessible to disabled people, except certain alleys with hard slope, that are indicated on site, and also on the visitors map, that will be given to you on your arrival. For the amphitheaters, some access ramps lead to dedicated spaces for wheeling chairs.

The Guide Dogs for the Blinds and assistance dogs for disabled people are allowed inside the zoo. Only the tropical hothouse and the Chinese area are forbidden to them and will have to be visited alternating: meanwhile the dog is kept outside of these areas, his owner visits with one of the people whose accompanying him, and then keep the dog outside.

Welcome of foreign visitors
  • - At the entrance, the foreign visitors will receive a map in English
  • - Most of the pedagogical labels are translated into English
  • - Some audio and texts presentations on a selection of species are available in English via QR codes that you can flash inside the zoo.
Welcome of mature visitors

The tree-lined alleys of the zoo are shady and full of benches that enable often breaks. The two shows of Beauval are to be discovered from amphitheaters with many seats.

Picnics

Picnics are forbidden inside the zoo. A 300 seats area, with benches and tables is at your disposal on the car park. It is possible to enter the zoo and go out to have picnic, but you absolutely need to get a stamp on your way out of the shop.

Foggers

Cool break for the visitors ... Next to the terrace of Kilimanjaro, the Chinese area and the island of chimpanzees, large foggers cool kids and adults during their summer visit to ZooParc. When temperatures are rising, do not hesitate to stop there!

Lockers

Lockers are available at the entrance of the Zoo. It is necessary to bring a coin of €0.50 to close them.

Pets

The zoo is not a strolling place for dogs and pets. Therefore, we strongly recommend you not to visit the park with them. For more information, please contact us at 0033 254 755 000.

Meteorological conditions

Whatever the weather is like, it is always nice to visit Beauval. When raining, a lot of shelters are still reachable, particularly, the four wide tropical hothouses of the zoo. When it is very hot, various shady alleys and watering places will give the visitor a shelter. Depending on the climatic conditions, some animals can stay inside their run, but stay visible from the outside, thanks to the bay windows.

Shops

Two shops offer a lot of products linked with the Zoological Park of Beauval and the species preservation: cuddly toys, books, DVD's, stationery, textiles, bags, games, jewels, collection's medals... Many souvenirs and ideas for gifts!!!

Accommodation

Balinese, Vietnamese or Chinese atmosphere: les Hôtels de Beauval welcome the visitors in three different warm universes, with a refined decoration. In the nearby of the zoo, choose the change of scene...

Tourism information desk

Open from April to November and located at the entrance of the zoo, a tourism information point offers a great range of documentation in order to discover the cultural and heritage treasures of the region.

First Aid

A first Aid member of staff wanders the zoo and gives the first care. If need be, this one