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unique place in Europe where all the animals have a history. Wounded, captured or abandoned animals in the Ark of Refuge had a life before being greeted: today more than 1 200, representing 150 species on 15 hectares. There's no training, no show...more
Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
13T Rue Felix Marchand | Saint-Fort, 53200 Chateau-Gontier, France
Been here before in the height of summer, this time it was Autumn and not too hot. Lot of animals inside their houses. This is a very hilly zoo, not too good for people with problems walking. Large expansion being built so temporary entrance, a...More
We just loved it. What a range of animals and it was just lovely walking around. We saw lots of interesting goings-on with the monkeys and even helped rescue a baby wallaby that had escaped! It was a fantastic day out and we hope to...More
We have visited this many times, and always enjoy coming here. It is a small zoo with a fun play area, nice cafe and small shop to visit at the end. All purchases support the zoo. What we like about it is the fact that...More
Although a little tired, this is well worth a visit, All the animals looked well and I am surprised the range of animals that have been rescued. Unless you go at the height of summer take a jacket with you as it was a little...More
This place is not a usual zoo. It is rather a sanctuary that takes care of animals abandoned,withdrawn from their owners or being treated. You can see monkeys, snakes, tigers, etc... Just like in a real zoo in the beautiful French countryside.
It is very...More
It is tired looking and some of the animals were not in the best condition which was sad to see. However the organisation claims that it is serving a good cause, so in that respect we wanted to support it. If going with young kids,...More
We opted to visit the Refuge de L'Arche as the other zoo's were a bit too far. We were told that it was a bit of a farm with a few animals where you could purchase pop corn to feed the tennants.
It turned out...More