Fréjus Zoological Park

Created in 1971, the Fréjus Zoological and Botanical Park is a major tourist attraction on the French Riviera. All year round, visitors flock there to observe numerous animals from the five continents. Fennecs, cheetahs and lions cohabit with chimpanzees, elephants, ring-tailed lemurs, ostriches, etc. On a 15 hectares site, more than 250 animals await you!

Animals of the zoo

The Fréjus Zoological Park welcomes animals from the five continents. Children and adults alike will meet many species of mammals. The lion, king of the savannah, watches over his people. Giraffes, elephants, chimpanzees or ostriches cohabit safely with some of the most fearsome predators such as cheetahs, striped hyenas or tigers, or other more discreet hunters such as fennecs or servals. The zoo offers you a glimpse of the incredible biodiversity of the animal kingdom with animals of all sizes and colors including primates, marsupials, peccaries, herbivores and carnivores. You can also discover less common species in the zoological parks, such as the Patagonian mara.

You will also find many species of birds, such as hornbills, storks, flamingos, cranes, pelicans, parrots, ratites, and birds of prey. Different species of reptiles also await visitors: snakes such as the yellow anaconda, lizards, iguanas, and turtles evolve within the zoo.

A green setting

Only six kilometers from the town of Fréjus and the seaside resort of Saint-Raphaël, the Fréjus Zoological Park is home to a flora of great richness and astonishing diversity. The most attentive visitors of the park will evolve in the midst of many varieties of mimosas including Gaulois Astier, Clair de Lune, narrow-leaved wattle and Australian blackwood. The gardens also host many varieties of succulent plants, flowers of great beauty such as narcissus, water lilies, daffodils, lotus and tulips. Local plants are also in the spotlight with olive trees, cork oaks, bouquets of thyme, etc. Many trees offer welcome shade in summer.

An educational and fun visit

While climate change and the reduction of natural areas are impacting biodiversity, animal parks are in the front line of prevention, awareness, and preservation work. Certain species, threatened with extinction in the wild, are thus protected in zoos and sometimes reintroduced into their natural habitat.

The wildlife teams at the Fréjus Zoological Park ensure the well-being of the animals. They feed them with local products, work on enriching the enclosures in order to provide them with games and provide them with the necessary therapeutic care. Throughout the day, activities are organized to introduce the different residents. You will be able to attend the feeding of certain animals.

Keeper for a day

As an option, the Fréjus Zoological Park allows visitors to become keepers for a day. For three hours, you will be able to accompany the keepers and participate in their daily activities such as enriching the living areas with games and activities. You will benefit from a guided and commented tour, to learn all the secrets of your favorite animals. The activity “Soigneur d’un jour ” (“Keeper or a day”) is open to children from 6 years old and adults (except pregnant women and people with reduced mobility).

Services and catering

The snack bar awaits you in the upper part of the Park, facing the “Jungle aux lémuriens” (“Lemur Jungle”). You can have lunch there, offer you a cold drink, an ice cream, or a coffee. The Fréjus Zoological Park also offers you a restaurant area near its shop, with a shaded terrace. You can also come with your picnic and settle down in the areas set up for this purpose.

The list of the various educational activities of the day can be seen near the store: you can thus organize your day according to the planned animations.

Practical information

  • Visiting time: Allow half a day to a full day to observe all the animals and enjoy the various activities.
  • Opening days: the park is open every day of the year
  • Schedule: from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (June to August), from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (March, April, May, September, October), and from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (November to February). The ticket office closes one hour earlier
  • Address: 240, rue Hubert Masquefa – Le Capitou, 83600 Fréjus
  • Access from Cannes: take the A8 / E80 Highway in the direction of Marseille, take exit 38 (Fréjus / Saint-Raphaël)
  • Access from Toulon: take the A57 Highway, then the A8 Highway in the direction of Nice, take exit 38 (Fréjus / Saint-Raphaël)
  • Website: https://www.zoo-frejus.com/

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