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Welcome to the Zoo

Located near Nantes, the Zoo de La Boissière du Doré invites you to discover more than 1000 animals of all around the world and a unique free-flight bird show.


Cash desks close 2 hours before the closing time.


Methods of payment : cash, credit cards and cheques.

You can book on line here.

To know our group prices, please contact us on contact@zoo-boissiere.com. Thank you.


The zoo is between Nantes (44) and Cholet (49).

From A11, exit n°20 “Ancenis”

From N249, exit “Vallet”

GPS : N47°13’59” O01°13’08”


The picnic areas are on the parking (by keeping your ticket, you can go out for the lunch and come back after you rest) and near the play area.

The self-service restaurant is opened from April to October. It proposes starters, grills, desserts, hot drinks and fresh drinks. Hot courses are served until 2.30 PM.

The snack-bar is opened in July and August. It proposes sandwiches and drinks.

Another refreshment area is opened the afternoon of July and August, near the orangutans’ enclosure.


Baby-changing tables, microwaves and high chairs are available in the zoo. We can lend pushchairs.

The zoo is accessible by people in wheel chairs. We can lend wheelchairs for adults and for children. Two areas are difficult : the South-American aviary and the squirrel monkeys’ enclosure.

The zoo has different car parks :

  • Parking n°1 for the cars
  • Parking n°2 for the cars, the bus and the camper vans. Camper van’s parking is allowed at night.
  • Near the reception : bike rack and parking spaces for disabled person.

Map and panels are translated in English.

Our shop proposes a lot of souvenirs. Moreover, we sell batteries and propose gift wraps.


Ara bleu et jaune

  • Bird show, according to the weather. From April to September, every day at 4.15 PM. In july and August, every day at 2.25 and 4.15 PM.


Protection of the nature

The Zoo de La Boissière du Doré is engaged in an enhancement’s procedure to reduce its negative impacts on the environment.

Satisfaction of the visitors

The Zoo de La Boissière du Doré obtained in 2014 the label “Tourim Quality”, expressing our engagment to respond to visitors’expectations.

Animal welfare, education and conservation

Since 1996, the zoo is a permanent member of EAZA (European Association of Zoos and Aquariums). We are involved in animal respect, visitors’ education, European Endangered Species Programmes (EEP) and in situ conservation (we give more than 25000€ each year).