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Beauval Zoo

Listed under Visitor Attractions in Rouen, France.

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Zooparc de Beauval (or Beauval Zoo to you and me) is just outside the village of St. Aignan, France. The zoo has been voted one of the fifteen most beautiful zoos in the world and a walk around it will leave you in little doubt as to why. The biggest attractions that Beauval currently has are the baby white tigers and the baby gorilla, with both attractions bringing a rather odd feeling of excitement as you see them fumbling about their enclosures.

The zoo has a fine array of animals with rhinos, elephants and alligators all proving to be great encounters. Running several times a day, the bird and sea-lion show is an entertaining show that gives a great spectacle of these animals although, depending on your political stance, will either leave you impressed or angry. There are plenty of restaurants on offer, but the Loire valley that the zoo is located in provides a great source for wine and cheese lovers to get their fix after the zoo.

Beauval Zoo Website.

Written by  John Johnston.

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An enchanting day out. Well worth the 2hr drive

We visited the zoo in July this year and found the day just not long enough. Excellent facilities and beautiful setting. The bird of prey show was out of this world. Enjoyed it so much we are planning to re-visit in October.

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