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Zoo of la Palmyre in Royan from the campsite

One hour south of La Rochelle, the zoo of La Palmyre is a great idea for a day out with your family. Less than 80 km separates the zoo from the Campsite Beaulieu via the N137 to Rochefort then via the coastal roads via Marennes and La Tremblade.


Opened in 1966, the Palmyra Zoo is now one of the most famous in France. Set up in a pine forest 15 km from Royan, it has never stopped evolving to welcome new species or improve their living conditions.

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In addition to its various spaces dedicated to birds, carnivores, great apes or ungulates, the Palmyra Zoo offers spectacles which are an opportunity to learn more about certain species: on the program of your visit, from Easter to All Saints’ Day, the sea lion show and the parrot facets !

The 5 important things about the Zoo

  • The Palmyra Zoo now has 1600 residents, out of a total area of 18 hectares.
  • 200 to 250 births per year are to be celebrated !
  • 115 species including 28 species of primates that are to be discovered at Palmyra.

  • The annual ration distributed is 250 tons of fodder and 180 tons of fresh fruits and vegetables, not including meat, fish, seeds and compound feed.
  • The smallest animal in the Palmyra Zoo is the pygmy marmoset, which weighs 150 grams; and the largest is the Asian elephant with its 4 tons.
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  • The different races you can find at the Zoo
  • The Palmyra Zoo is home to 6 major categories of fascinating animals from all over the world:
    • Carnivores, including cheetahs, tigers, panthers, lions or small meerkats.
    • Marine mammals, with sea lions, otters and polar bears.
    • Birds, as diverse as flamingos, penguins, cranes, ostriches and macaws.
    • Ungulates including elephants, giraffes, rhinos and hippos.
    • Primates represented by gorillas, tamarins, orangutans and lemurs.
    • Reptiles, including crocodiles, iguanas, giant turtles and boas.
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