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Domaine(s) : Zoos, Farms & Vivariums

Region : Poitou-Charentes


Located in Forest of Chize, Zoodyssee shows you wildlife, mostly from Europe.
You will see:
- Bisons,
- Baboons,
- Otters,
- Coypus,
- Turtles,
- Vultures,
- Deers,
- Reptiles, ...

In addition to the animals to contemplate, you can visit the animal house where meals are prepared and where is located the breeding room.
The 'Humanimal' way will allow you to discover how animals adapt to their environment and how they evolve.
At last, the mini-farm, always popular with children, allow to touch and caress the small farm animals (goats, ...).


Allow at least half a day to visit the zoo.
The commented circuit in a carriage (all the afternoons) lasts 45 minutes.

The animations are:
- On July the 30th and on August the 20th: Twilight outdoor walk
- On August the 13th: Herpetological outdoor walk with the CNRS in Chize forest,
- On August the 6th: Night out.
Temporary exhibitions are:
- From June to August: The Wetlands: the European pond turtle (also named cistude turtle),
- From September to November: From the tree to the forest.

The opening hours are:
- In January: Open for groups only;
- In February & March: Open from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. from Wednesday to Monday. Open on Tuesday during school holidays;
- In April: Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.;
- From May to August: Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.;
- From September the 1st to the 13th: Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.;
- From September the 14th to late November: Open from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. from Wednesday to Monday. Open on Tuesday during school holidays;
- In December: Open for groups only.

The last entry takes place one hour before the park closes. Disclaimer : The management team of the destination has the possibility to change the opening days and hours without prior communication.


You can enjoy a carriage ride during your visit in the park.
The eco-basin allow you to see the behavior of otters, raccoons and turtles underwater.

You will enjoy the presence of a guide all the afternoons of July and August who can answer to your questions.

Zoodyssee is the first French animal park that is certified ISO 14001 for all its environmental actions.


Zoodyssee, Centre Touristique et Pedagogique de Chize
79360 Villiers-en-Bois

The park is located at the south of Niort close to the highway A10 (exit Beauvoir).

N 46°08'59'' O 00°24'00''

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