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La Bourbansais Castle & Zoo Travel Guide
La Bourbansais Castle, Brittany (© -
Château de La Bourbansais.


Built in the 16th century and refurbishe in the 18th, the Château de La Bourbansais has long been renowned for its formal French gardens. It now houses a private zoos with over 500 animals, including lions, Siberian tigers, giraffes, zebras, camels, monkeys and wolves.

Opening Hours & Admission

The castle, gardens and zoo are open daily all year round. From 1st April to 30th September, the zoo is open from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. The castle can only be visited by guided tours starting at 11:15 am, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 and 5:00 pm. In the low season (October to March), the zoo is open from 1:30 tp 5:30 pm, and castle tours are only held on Sundays at 3:00 and 4:00 pm.

Tickets to the zoo, which include the castle gardens and playground for children, costs 18 € for adults and 13 € for children aged 3 to 12 years old. Guided tours of the castle, which also include admission to the castle gardens and playground, is 18 € for adults and 13 € for children. Combined tickets covering everything cost respectively 22.5 € and 15.5 €.

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