Palmyre Zoo, Royan, France

A 44 acre site with more than 1,600 animals including polar bears, sea lions, cheetah, tigers and leopards. In fact there’s pretty much any animal you can think of - Nile crocodiles, Giant Tortoises and Boa constrictors; Asian elephants, white rhinos and giraffes. They’re hot on conservation and the attractive landscaped gardens are a pleasure to walk in. Easter to October there’s a bar with fast food and there are drinks machines, ice creams and shops. A good family day out.

Open Apr-Sept 9-7pm  Oct-Mar  9-6pm   75.4 miles away from Chateau Le Chutelière
All information correct at the time of writing