The Historic Alley

The Historic Alley

« A fanfare entry to the ZooParc »

On the threshold of the animal world

Red ruffed lemur
Red ruffed lemur
Ring-tailed lemur
Ring-tailed lemur

Adorable ring-tailed lemurs, penguins, gorgeous unusual ducks will ensure that you are filled with wonder from the very first moment you enter the ZooParc! The Historic Alley leads you forth on a tour of Beauval’s incredible territories, all whilst being surrounded by a parade of extraordinary animals.

Ring-tailed lemur
Ring-tailed lemur
Black-and-white ruffed lemur
Ring-tailed lemurs

A window on the ring-tailed lemurs!

Discover Beauval’s genuine acrobats, the ring-tailed lemurs, on an island at the ZooParc entrance. Both young and old lemurs enjoy pirouetting and jumping between the branches and ropes!

A rock-solid beak

Keep your fingers out of their reach!

At first glance, who would believe that a penguin can be extremely dangerous to a human? Its beak, mainly used for fishing, is in fact a formidable tool. On dry land, the penguin uses it to carve out a nest, even out of rock! If your hands are ever mistaken for food, they are certain to fare no better than does the rock…

Humboldt penguin
Humboldt penguin
Humboldt penguin

Did you know ?

April 25: World Penguin Day!

18 species of penguins from across the globe

Penguins are one of the most emblematic animals that live on sea ice. As such, they make exceptionally good flagship species for animal causes, for the fight against global warming, and against overfishing.

« We watched the seal show which was very entertaining and got to see the penguin feeding. I just love the clear penguin tank where you can see all of the underwater activity. »

Leslee M - Jul 2015

Your first few steps at Beauval

Penguin pond
Yellow-cheeked gibbon

Enter an incredible world

As soon as you enter the park, you will discover fabulous spaces: the ring-tailed lemur island and the gibbon lake! As you make your way along the Historic Alley, you will be able to see our group of Humboldt penguins swimming in their extraordinary pool, near the mysterious sitatungas. And this is just the start of your visit… 

Historic entrance to the park created in 1980

1 group of 9 ring-tailed lemurs

1 magnificent lake populated by gibbons

1 colony of a hundred or so penguins

La Maison Beauval Nature

At the crossroads between the flamingo alley and the penguin pool, ZooParc visitors can discover “La maison Beauval Nature”. This meeting point is dedicated to the sharing of information and raising public awareness and helps Beauval in its primary mission: the preservation of endangered species.

Beauval Nature is committed to the protection of global biodiversity and you too can participate by supporting various programmes. At La Maison Beauval Nature you will find face painting workshops, educational booklets, and other goodies, the proceeds of which are used to finance the association, thus providing precious help to its various partners. If you wish to, you can also sponsor the ZooParc’s animals and, in doing so, remain informed about the lives of your favourite animals whilst supporting Beauval Nature.

Maison Beauval Nature - Territoire Les Allées Historiques - ZooParc de Beauval
Beauval Nature

Do your part for conservation!

Sponsor an animal!

Becoming an animal sponsor allows you to form a strong relationship with your favourite animal whilst financing the conservation programmes supported by the Beauval Nature association. All money paid is allocated in full to the association and is then invested into one of the many species conservation programmes it supports around the world.

What’s happening in this territory?

Animation enregistrée association BN - Animation - Activité du ZooParc de Beauval

Educational talks

L’association Beauval Nature

Approximately 7 minutes 10:30 AM, 1:30 PM

Comment fonctionne l’association ? De quelle manière pouvez-vous y participer ? Quelles sont les missions des programmes de conservation ?

Humboldt penguin

Educational talks

Humboldt penguins

Approximately 10 minutes 11:00 AM, 5:00 PM

During your visit, don’t miss the colony of Humboldt penguins on their beach or in the water… Where does their name come from? Why do they molt? … Find out the answer of all your questions during this presentation.

Keeper for a Day


Keeper for a Day

Spend an extraordinary morning behind the scenes at Beauval!

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Take the experience further…

Meet the ZooParc de Beauval’s animals during unique face-to-face meetings! Shows, backstage tours, working with keepers, there are so many different ways to get up close and personal with these fascinating animals!


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