Times and prices

  • Open all year round
  • Length of visit: 4h
  • Length of visitor route: 4.2km

Nestled at the heart of an 18-hectares pine forest, the Zoo de La Palmyre is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Charente-Maritime. Every year some 600,000 visitors follow its pathways in order to observe more than 1,600 mammals, birds and reptiles from 110 different species.

Beyond providing a pleasant and entertaining day out for the general public, the Zoo de La Palmyre plays an important role in the conservation of endangered species, scientific research and environmental education. Every year it registers more than 200 births – a success story explained by the care given to nutrition and to the animals’ wellbeing.
Founded by Claude and Irène Caillé in 1966, currently managed by their son Patrick Caillé and their grandson Pierre Caillé, this unique site has grown into one of best-known zoos in France and as part of the region’s heritage is held in great affection.

Opening times of the zoological park

Zoo open all year round (bank holiday included): 9:00am to 7:00pm from April to September and 9:00am to 6:00pm from October to March.

Note: last entry is 1h30 before closing time; some animals begin to go into their buildings up to 1 hour before the zoo closes.

Average length of visit: 4 hours.


One-day entrance ticket:
Adult = €19
Child aged 3-12 = €15
Free for children under 3.

Zoo annual pass
Adult = €57
Child aged 3-12 = €45

Disabled visitors*:
Adult = €16
Child aged 3-12 = €12
*with justification (disability card or Mobility Inclusion Card/CMI)

Accepted payment methods:

Credit cards
French National Holiday cheques (ANCV)

Good to know!

Our tickets have no expiry date.

Our car parks are free.

General information

Please note: dogs are not allowed!
For security reasons, dogs, even those on a lead, are not admitted inside the zoological park. “Les amis des bêtes” shelter in Médis takes in dogs for the day. Tel: 05 46 05 47 45

Animal feeding
For health and safety reasons, any personal food items for the animals are prohibited..