A paradise for fauna and a fun experience

Le PAL is more than just an amusement park and more than just a zoo. 
Located just a couple of hours from Lyon, it offers a total change of scenery and plenty of entertainment. It is definitely worth going out of your way for!

Last updated date : 07/03/2023
From 08/04 to 01/10/2023.
Le Pal - Theme Park and animal Park CS 60001 Saint-Pourçain-sur-Besbre - 03290 Dompierre-sur-Besbre
spectacle otaries PAL

Located in the attractive town of Saint-Pourçain-sur-Besbre, in the heart of the Allier department (Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region), where it was inaugurated almost fifty years ago, Le PAL is a one-of-a-kind, combining elements of an amusement and wildlife park.

No less than 700 animals, representing nearly 100 different species, live here together in semi-freedom on some 35 hectares of land (out of a total surface area of 50 hectares). You’re sure to find one of your family’s favourite animals among them, with birds of prey, penguins, parrots, zebras, monkeys, hippos, alligators, majestic felines and more.

The zoo is also welcoming some new arrivals: a pack of wolves, made up of three males and four females. This rich fauna will amaze kids and, to be honest, the grown-ups too!

Le Twist  © Le PAL

This is a fully fledged zoo and an amusement park. It features 30 attractions in total. To name but a few, there is this season's new attraction ‘Les Ailes du Yukon’ and its hang-gliders, as well as various roller coasters (such as ‘Yukon Quad’, ‘Twist’, ‘Azteka’ and ‘Le Tigre de Sibérie’).
Not to forget a handful of great water attractions.

If you are not a thrill-seeker (or under 1.20 metres in height), there is also a selection of much more calm and laid-back things to do. There is something here for everybody to enjoy.

Un lodge du PAL © Le PAL

If you don’t have time to do everything, Le PAL has provided African-style lodges for rental, where visitors can stay overnight. 24 of the lodges are located in the Savannah area, while 7 others are on stilts next to the hippo lake.

Further information at www.lepal.com



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Useful tips

  • From 08/04 to 01/10/2023.
  • Adult: 30 to 34 €.

    Free entry for the drivers.
    Group rate available for > 25 people.
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Le Pal - Theme Park and animal Park

CS 60001 Saint-Pourçain-sur-Besbre - 03290 Dompierre-sur-Besbre

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