School Trip to Palmyre Zoo in France

Palmyre Zoo

On Your French School Trip – Go Bananas and Bounce like a Kangaroo, Everybody Loves the Zoo!

Palmyre Zoo is the largest zoo park in France and one of the most renowned in Europe, boasting over 1600 animals. The Zoo is located between Bordeaux and La Rochelle, just a few dunes away from Royan. At Palmyre Zoo, you will encounter animals from all continents, in the company of the squire, Claude Caillé. The Zoo represents the realization of one man’s dream to transform a pine forest into a jungle oasis.


Sample Itinerary

08.00-08.30 a.m. – Continental Breakfast
08.30-08.45 a.m. – Depart by coach for a full day trip to the Palmyze Zoo
(Travel Time – 2 hours, Approx. 110 km)
10.40-10.50 a.m. – Arrive at the Palmyze Zoo (Les Mathes)
11.00-12.00 p.m. – Lunch
12.00-15.00 p.m – Tour of Palmyze Zoo
15.00-17.00 p.m – Depart from Les Mathes by coach, back to La Giraudiere
(Travel Time – 2 hours, Approx. 110 km)
19.00-20.00 p.m – Evening Dinner

The Palmyre Zoo (Zoo de la Palmyre) is 110 km north of Brossac, approximately 2 hours driving time.
La Giraudiere can supply materials such as pads, pencils and paper for the students.


SAFETY and SECURITY NOTE: Bright illuminated vests are available for student use, and each is clearly marked to identify the child as a participant of a school group staying at La Giraudiere.

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