Description: La Bourbansais is an outstanding chateau offering a variety of entertainment in its grounds for a full family day out. There is a zoo, incredible gardens, outdoor games and a maze.

Location: Follow the N137 30km south of St Malo to Pleugueuneuc, then take the D75 east to the zoo.

General Info: Entrance fees are around €20 per adult*, €11 per child* (additional charge for guided tour of the château). Opening hours from 10AM – 7PM April to September, 1.30PM – 5.30PM at other times. Check the website for latest information.

Website: www.labourbansais.com

Our recommendations: Look out for the special events, including falconry and horse riding displays. This is not a cheap day out, however there is plenty to entertain you so we recommend you arrive early and plan to spend the day there.

In 2014 the zoo features a very rare group of reindeers who are normally seen only in Russia and Finland, and they welcome a giant male anteater who they hope will breed with their resident female anteater.

For the children: The maze is only open in summer months but is great fun for the kids and they will enjoy letting off steam here.

*prices are subject to change, please check the operators’ website for latest information

 

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