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The Safari Park of la Haute Touche

The reserve which is only 30 minutes from Le Grand Pressigny is reputed to have the world’s most beautiful collection of wild deer which freely roam the forest of the reserve with many other species. Within the reserve there are 75 species of mammals and 31 species of bird.There is the option to view all the 1000 animals of either by car, bicycle or foot The reserve offers trips through its parkland, which is entirely dedicated to the conservation of species currently in the process of becoming extinct. Visits can be taken via circuits (indicated by red or white arrows) on foot or bike along nature trails, or by car for the 4 km (2.5 miles) European safari. The animals live in different wooded enclosures. All of the circuits have informative panels, observatories and rest areas along the way.

tiger at Haute Touche Safari Park

There is a very good 'monkey island' that will amuse the kids, young and old!

Monkeys on monkey island at Haute Touche Safari Park

The vast size of the park, allows the animals to be presented in roomy enclosures (2 to 3 hectares). Their environment means that they can thrive in what to them is near natural conditions. You will be captivated by the site of African animals of the Savannah, Hyenas, Leopards, Antelopes and Giraffes, within ‘the park of the world’.

There is a cafe within the park but you also have the option of a picnic area if you bring your own food. You can hire bicycles for a small fee to ride through the park.

bikes for hire at Haute Touche Safari Park

Location  

 

In the heart of the Brenne, the reserve of la Haute Touche can be found 3km north of Azay-le-Ferron. From Barrou take the direction le Blanc on the D750 turning left on to  the D725 –Preuilly-sur-Claise continuing on to Azay-le-Ferron where you turn left on to the D975.The park is on your left-hand side just after leaving the village.

 

Dates and opening hours

Everyday from April 6th to  September 15th
The Park opens its doors at 10.00am and closes at 8.00pm, the last time for entry is 6.00pm.

Tariffs

- Full fares: €11.00 (adults)

Children 4-16 €8.00

Official website for park: www.zoodelahautetouche.fr/

Source for original text and photographs for safari park is experienceloire.com

 

 

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