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    Parc zoologique de la Palmyre

    Wild thing, I think I love you!

    La Palmyre Zoo in Charente-Maritime takes you along a 4-km marked trail to see 1,600 animals from 130 different species. Located in the 18-hectare park of the same name, the zoo is one of the best known in Europe.

    As well as mammals, birds and reptiles, it has several endangered species including the white rhinoceros and an important breeding programme.

    La Palmyre Zoo was founded by animal enthusiast Claude Caillé in 1966, who had formed a travelling zoo ten years earlier. He gave the sixty animals a permanent home amidst a three-hectare pine forest, attracting 129,500 visitors in just a few months.

    Schedules and prices

    From Friday 1 April to Friday 30 September 2016 :
        Every day, from 09:00 to 19:00
    From Saturday 1 October 2016 to Friday 31 March 2017 :
    From Saturday 1 October 2016 to Friday 31 March 2017 :

    Admission prices :
        Children from 3 to 12 years : 13 €
        Full price : 17 €

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