Branfere - Animal Park

About 1 hours easy drive from the Gites will take you to the village of Le Guerno, where Branfere Animal Park is located, it is an excellent day out for adults and children

We highly recommend this park as it is very hands on, regular animal displays are carried out there is ample parking and outside picnic areas, you can walk up to many animals and fish!, and enter animal petting areas, there is an African section containing many species and also an over head tree walking sections great fun! all included within the entry fee

The park has Over 1000 animals representing nearly 150 species from 5 continents in the centuries-old 40-hectare botanical gardens.

There are many animals you can see including, Antelope, Gibbons, Hippopotamus, Lemurs, Llamas, Prairie Dogs, Tapirs, Wallaby, Zebras and Yaks there are also Flamingos, Parrots, Pelicans, Ibis and Storks and many others. The park is working to protect these animals with breeding programmes for endangered species.

All set within landscapes of Prairies, Waterfalls and Small Islands. Its grounds have displayed botanical plantings since the 1700s, and today contain about 70 species of trees and shrubs including Araucaria, Azaleas, Camellias, Laricio Pines, Rhododendrons, Sequoia and a 300-year-old weeping specimen listed as one of the remarkable trees in France

The African Plain section is where you can see Niger Giraffes, Gazelles, Antelope, Wildebeest and Ostriches and more

The bird displays are a must with Falcons, Vultures, Owls and multi-coloured Parrots and Macaws.

Large Parcabout, (walking through the trees in netting great fun!)

There are food and drink outlets on site, bar, cafe, creperie and restaurant please see the dedicated website for Branfere below for more details if required on the food and drink available on site

2020 Entry Prices:

Adult 23.00 euros, Child 4 to 12 years 16.50 euros, Under 4 Free

Student 13 to 17 years 21.50 euros (on production of student card)

Low season rates also available, please visit the branfere website direct - link below for all prices

2020 Opening hours

Park open 9th March to 1st November inclusive

9th March to 3rd April open every day from 13:00 to 18:00

4th April to 3rd July open every day from 10:00 to 18:30

4th July to 30th August open every day from 09:30 to 21:00

31st August to 1st November open every day from 10:00 to 18:00

African plain section open 4th April to 1st November

Parcabout section (netting through the trees) open 8th February to 1st November

Note: Ticket office closes 1 and a 1/2hrs before closing time

Left - Outside covered picnic areas

Right - Inside the park

Park Animals

Park Animals

Park Animals

Park Animals

Walk through the trees! in the Parcabout

Park Animals

Branfere dedicated website for more info etc - Click Here for Branfere Website

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