Zebras, giraffes, elephants, bisons, bears and lions… There are as many different animals wandering freely here as in an African game reserve about thirty kilometers from Versailles ! To view the animals, visitors drive their own cars around the park, as though on safari. For a guided tour, reserve your seat in the park's Camion Brousse. Beyond the safari park, but still within the Thoiry site, more animals are housed in vast enclosures in the zoo.
Small creatures also have their own quarters, inside a wooden arc: marvel at the incredible dance of the moon jellyfish or the frightening Mexican red-kneed tarantulas – not to mention elephant shrews, pygmy marmosets, panther chameleons and helmeted lizards…
After the fauna, the flora: Thoiry boasts an autumn garden, scented garden, rose garden, as well as French and English gardens, where thousands of trees and flowering plants bloom throughout the year, stunning visitors with their colours and scents.
To take full advantage of the site, visitors should set aside a whole day. Especially as the public can also visit the rooms of the château, still inhabited by the La Panouse family to this day. Choose the experience that suits you best: visit the château with or without a guide, in period dress, or even play an escape game.
Want to extend your adventure? Why not try a night in the wild? Head to the Tanières de Thoiry and take up residence in a wooden cabin on stilts to admire the wildlife park’s animals from above as they go about their nocturnal activities. Your kids won't believe their eyes!
From the African reserve to the refinement of the castle's decorations, you will make a great journey!
Access and contact
Days and opening hours
From 01/01 to 31⁄05, daily between 10 am and 5.30 pm. Park closing time at 17:00 or 18:00 between april and June depending on dates. Closed on Monday and Tuesday in February and March.
From 01/06 to 31⁄08, daily between 10 am and 6.30 pm.
From 01/09 to 31⁄12, daily between 10 am and 5.30 pm. Closed exceptionally on December 25th.
- From 01/06 to 31/08/2021 Adult: 30 € Child : 24 € Disabled: 16 €.
From 01/09 to 31/12/2021 Adult: 30 € Child : 24 € Disabled: 16 €.
From 01/01 to 31/05/2022 Adult: 30 € Child : 24 € Disabled: 16 €.
Free entry for children < 3 years. Child entry valid for 3 - 11 years. Group rate available for > 25 people.
- Sustainable development
- Self service
Documentation languages (home)
Bulletin board languages
Single services tour
- Unguided individual tours available permanently
- Hearing disability
- Mental disability
- Visual disability
- Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
- Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
- WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
- Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities