La Palmyre Zoo, a place of wonder!

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.


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.
Last entry is 2h before closing time

Sea lion & bird presentations

From Easter to Halloween
Sea lions: 11:10am*, 3:00pm, 4:45pm*
Birds: 11:40am*, 3:40pm
*during busy periods


Adult: €22
Child aged 3–12: €17

Getting here

6 Avenue de Royan
17570 Les Mathes

News from the zoo

Palmyre Conservation

Our organization dedicated to the preservation of endangered species.

We support people working on the ground in their fight to protect the natural world and biodiversity.
Helpsimus à Madagascar

Palmyre Conservation currently supports more than 20 programs that preserve threatened species around the world.

With this commitment we wish to contribute to the establishment of a sustainable balance between the needs of wildlife, the development of human communities and the use of resources to preserve our natural environment in the long-term.