Welcome to the wonderful world of Reynou Zoo, nestled in the picturesque town of Le Vigen, near Limoges. If you’re looking for a unique and unforgettable family experience, only a 50-minute drive from the Wyndham Halcyon Retreat, this is the place to be! Reynou Zoo offers a captivating blend of relaxation and exploration, where you can meet 130 fascinating species from all over the world.

A Historical Haven

Landscape Photo of the Chateau du Reynou

Photo Credit: Miluline Nature

Reynou Zoo is not just your average wildlife park; it boasts a rich history that adds to its charm. The story began in the 18th century when Colonel Jean Peyroche laid the foundation of this extraordinary estate. Fast forward to 1841, and the magnificent main building, the Chateau du Reynou, was reconstructed, transforming the estate into a place of grandeur. The Haviland family, renowned for their porcelain expertise, later adopted the castle in 1873, nurturing it into a paradise with lush gardens, picturesque lakes, and pavilions. In 1997, Reynou Park and Zoo opened its doors, allowing visitors to indulge in an 80-hectare sanctuary.

Wildlife Encounters and Beyond:

The heart of Reynou Zoo lies in its vast plains where various species coexist harmoniously in spaces that mimic their natural habitats. From majestic felines to playful farm animals, you’ll have the chance to witness these creatures in their element, providing a unique and educational experience for all ages.

Landscape photo of the plains full of animals at Reynou Zoo

Photo Credit: Miluline Nature

Family fun and Picnic Delights:

A day at Reynou Zoo promises excitement for the whole family. There are lots of great picnic areas throughout the park, offering stunning views of the vast plains teeming with animals and little ones will have a great time exploring the playgrounds scattered around where they can let their imaginations run wild while waiting for the next animal encounter.

A Memorable Experience

For the ultimate adventure, consider the “Caretaker for a Day” experience where you can follow one of the passionate caretakers, as they look after the zoo’s residents. This unique opportunity allows you to explore the world of wildlife preservation and conservation efforts firsthand.

Unleash your inner Explorer

Photo of a Giraffe at Reynou Zoo

Photo Credit: Miluline Nature

Beyond the zoo’s magnificent offerings, the Reynou estate boasts additional attractions that will leave you awestruck. Wander through the remarkable botanical garden, take a tour of the Chateau to soak in its historical significance, or indulge in the thrill of the zipline. There’s never a dull moment at Reynou Zoo.

Plan your Journey

Reynou Zoo is a reasonably sized destination, allowing you to explore every nook and cranny without feeling rushed,- there are about 5 kilometers of trail to discover. The descriptive animal info sheets will enlighten you with fascinating insights and anecdotes about the zoo’s inhabitants. Don’t forget to visit the delightful mini-farm; a hit with kids of all ages.

Join the Adventure

Whether you’re a wildlife enthusiast, a history buff, or simply looking for a fun-filled family outing, Reynou Zoo promises an unforgettable adventure. With its vast, peaceful landscape and passionate staff dedicated to preserving biodiversity, we’re sure you’ll leave full of fantastic memories.

Check out the Renou Zoo Website here for more information, pricing, and tickets.


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