La Palmyre Zoo is one of the 10 most visited zoos in France

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La Palmyre Zoo near Royan is an absolute must of the French Atlantic coast. You simply cannot miss it if you’re staying in Charente-Maritime, on Ile d’Oléron or in Médoc for instance. It is one of the 10 most visited zoos in France.

Find a campsite near La Palmyre Zoo, in Les Mathes, La Tremblade, Saint-Palais-sur-Mer or Royan, plan your visit there and enjoy la Palmyre beach nearby as well as Arvert peninsula.

Get in touch with the wild adventurer in you visiting La Palmyre Zoo and discover over 115 species and 1600 animals living in an 18-sqm estate. A grand day-out for the whole family thanks to the many shows, shop and restaurant.

The apes area with the gorillas, the polar bears pit, sea lions show, flamingos waterfall at the park’s entrance, or the tigers from the game show Fort Boyard are among the zoo’s main features.

La Palmyre Zoo acts for conservation and protection of endangered species in Europe and in the whole world.

La Palmyre Zoo is a member of European and world associations of zoos and aquariums, founding member of Association pour la Conservation des Espèces et des Populations Animales – Association for conservation of species and animals – and part of several programs of research on and conservation of endangered species.

The zoo also plays an essential educational part with schools with about 700,000 visitors per year – those are not endangered fortunately!

Here’s’s advice: book a rented accommodation or a camping pitch at a campsite near La Palmyre Zoo next to Royan, in low or high season. Visit the zoo in the morning if you can and finish this beautiful day going to the beach in La Palmyre or bicycle riding in La Coubre state forest of pines.