Auvergne Wildlife Park

Auvergne Wildlife Park

The Parc Animalier d'Auvergne is a unique reserve for rare and endangered species, with a European reputation. Over a 45-hectare area, you can learn about biodiversity and discover almost 350 rare and endangered animals of 60 different species.



From 01/01 to 12/04/2024
Adult: 22 to 23.50 €
Child : 15 to 17.50 €
Disabled: 8.50 to 16 €.

From 13/04 to 31/08/2024
Adult: 26 to 27.50 €
Child : 19 to 21 €
Disabled: 8.50 to 16 €.

Adult: 22 to 23.50 €
Child : 15 to 17.50 €
Disabled: 8.50 to 16 €.

Free entry for children < 3 years.
Child entry valid for 3 - 9 years.
Group rate available for > 20 people.

Means of payment

  • Bank/credit card
  • Check
  • Travellers Cheque
  • Cash


Come and meet snow panthers, red pandas, wolverines, tigers, Amur panthers, takins, Tibetan black bears, Rothschild's giraffes, Hartmann's zebras, primates, two-toed sloths, dholes, pygmy hippos, cheetahs and, more generally, 350 rare and endangered animals!

The Park is set in an exceptional natural site, where you can admire many incredible views over the Cézallier and discover the various actions put in place for animal welfare and species conservation, while visiting a site that is proving its difference on a European scale.

Indeed, the Parc Animalier d'Auvergne stands out in many respects: Europe's largest enclosure for Amur panthers and, new for 2024, the first park to house Thorold deer, the integration of an animal nutritionist and an educational manager into the team, the creation of an association dedicated to ethology and another to learning about biodiversity through new technologies, the offer of novel mixed-use enclosures and a wide variety of immersive activities to familiarize visitors with the animals (family safaris, special encounters, vacation courses, etc.)...). A must-see!

Enjoy spectacular enclosures where you can walk right up close to the animals: chamois/bouquetins, lemurs or sika deer, and numerous walkways allowing you to get up close to the animals (red pandas, bears, wolves, giraffes). The Parc Animalier d'Auvergne is deeply involved in the conservation of endangered species around the world, including in Auvergne, notably through the Play for Nature endowment fund, and participates in numerous international breeding programs for endangered species.

Located in Ardes-sur-Couze in the Puy-de-Dôme region, the park is just 45 minutes from Clermont-Ferrand and Besse/St Nectaire/Murol, and 15 minutes from exits 15 and 17 of the A75, near Issoire. For the 4th year running, it has been awarded the TripAdvisor certificate of excellence. It has also been awarded the Qualité Tourisme label, and is starred in both the Michelin Auvergne guide and Le Petit Futé. A company with a mission, it received two trophies for its concrete commitment to the environment in 2023, and joined the "Entreprise engagée pour la nature" program.

Comfort & services

  • Car park
  • Free car park
  • Coach parking
  • Defibrillator
  • Play area
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Educational visits
  • Shop
  • Tourist brochures
  • Restaurant


  • Paper board
  • Visio/video conferencing
  • Screen
  • Microphone
  • Wifi in room
  • Table
  • Chair
  • Air conditioning

Area & capacity

  • Customer base Home school groups, Children, Groups
  • Minimum group size 20
  • Equipped for Seminar/meeting

Visit conditions

  • Group visits Unguided group tours available permanently, Guided group tours on request
  • Individual visits unguided individual tours available permanently

Adapted tourism

accessible for wheelchairs with assistance

Other references

  • Qualité Tourisme™

Spoken languages

Activities on site

  • Activity
  • Recreational activities
  • Zoo - animal park
  • Fauna - flora
  • Environment



  • Altitude : 620 metre

Associated structures

Auvergne Wildlife Park