Zoo of la Bourbansais

La Bourbansais, one of the most beautiful zoos of Brittany

Less than 50 km from the Château de Galinée campsite, the Bourbansais zoo is a place of undisputed tourist interest in Ille-et-Vilaine . Around a castle from the 16th and 17th century evolve more than 60 species of animals in semi-freedom. In all, there are more than 400 animals that you can observe from fifty points of view: lions, tigers, cheetahs, llamas, giraffes, zebras, dromedaries, lynx, wolves, anteaters, monkeys and lemurs, kangaroos, lazy, reindeer, emus, otters, parrots, flamingos, pelicans, or falcons and vultures.
Two great shows enliven the place, including one of a kind: free-flying birds and the show “dogs and men”. On the program, shepherd dogs at work, pack dogs alongside horses, and impressive greyhound racing. The bird show invites you to discover raptor hunting techniques, to witness the flight of sport pigeons and the controlled landings of storks and cranes.
Educational activities also punctuate the days at the zoo: by attending the afternoon tea of ​​the Capuchins, giraffes and pelicans, you will have the opportunity to meet the healers and learn a lot about these species. The site also includes children’s play areas, inflatable structures and a plant labyrinth.
From April to September and during short school holidays, La Palmeraie offers a restaurant menu and a snack menu. The interiors of the castle and its gardens can also be visited: a guide takes you to the discovery of 18th furnished lounges and reveals the many anecdotes of the place. The botanical garden can be visited or guided.

Prices and schedule of the zoo

10am – 7pm all the days from april to september

from 12,50€

The zoo Bourbansais closes in winter from early December to early February. In October, it opens the afternoon only, and from November to December, the afternoons of Wednesdays and weekends only. From April to September, it opens every day from 10:00 to 19:00.
Different packages are offered for the visit of the zoo alone, the visit of the castle with access to the shows, and the complete visit of the zoo, the castle and its gardens. For the zoo alone, prices range from EUR 12.50 to EUR 14.50 depending on the season for a child, and from EUR 17.50 to EUR 21 for an adult. All formulas are free for children under 3 years old.
The full rate applies from 12 years old. On the spot, the tickets can be paid in cash, by bank card, or by means of checks of holidays. The online ticketing allows you to benefit from preferential rates.

Others activities to do in Ille et Vilaine: Cobac Parc, Aquarium Saint Malo