Welcome to the tropics

The Jardin zoologique tropical is an animal and botanical park located in La Londe-les-Maures, southern Var. Open to visitors, it presents numerous species of exotic animals and plants over an area of more than 5 hectares.

As a member of the AFdPZ, our establishment contributes to the preservation of endangered species through breeding. By visiting us, you are helping to support this effort.

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Opening hours and prices

How much does it cost?

Here is an entrance fee. The rates that apply to everyone are

  • 12 euros per person for adults and children over 12.
  • 7 euros per person for children aged 2 to 12.
  • Children under 2 years of age are free of charge.

If you wish to visit our animals frequently, you can take out a season ticket for one year. The price of a subscription card is :

  • 21 euros per person for adults and children over 12 years old.
  • 9 per person for children aged 2 to 12.

Tickets and passes are sold at the reception desk of the animal park.

We accept cash, credit cards and ANCV holiday vouchers.

Reduced rates are available for groups by reservation for schools, works councils and associations. To find out more and obtain a quote, contact us.

For safety and hygiene reasons, our establishment is not accessible to pets.

When is the zoo open ?

Summer opening hours (April to September): open daily from 10 am to 7 pm. Last entry at 6pm.

Winter opening hours (November to January): open Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2pm to 5.30pm. Last entrance at 4.30 pm. Our establishment is closed on Christmas Day and January 1st.

Mid-season opening hours (February, March and October): open every day from 2pm to 6pm. Last entrance at 5pm.

During the school holidays (all french zones), the Tropical Zoological Garden is open every day from 10 am. We close between 5.30 p.m. and 7 p.m. depending on the time of day.

For safety reasons, our animal park may close for all or part of the day in case of rain or storm. If in doubt about the weather situation, please contact us.

All areas of our establishment are non-smoking. Toilets, a picnic area and a playground are at your disposal.

What is the best moment of the day for a visit?

Animals are visible outdoors all year round. However, they have the possibility of taking shelter and not being visible when the weather is not suitable.

In the summer, we advise you to come in the morning or late afternoon. When the temperature rises, the animals move into the shade.

In winter, you should come on a sunny day. Early afternoon is the best time to discover our park.

How long will the visit last?

The visit is free. If you follow the one kilometre long route and enjoy the animals and the gardens, you can expect to spend an hour and a half visiting the park. This can be a long or short visit depending on your interest.

In the afternoon, one or more activities are offered to help you see the animals. You will be given information on arrival.

Our animals

Many species of tropical animals are bred in our establishment. Every year, new births are added to our pink book.

maki catta lemur
Maki catta

When you visit us, you will be able to admire unusual birds, such as hornbills. The Tropical Zoological Garden is known for its collection of papuan hornbills, ground hornbills, rhinoceros hornbills, etc. The shapes and bright colours of their beaks surprise everyone.

Other residents are a delight: squirrel monkeys, lemurs, meerkats, wallabies, colourful parrots, domestic animals and giant African tortoises.

Zookeeper experience

If you would like to discover what goes on behind the scenes in a zoo. Or if you are planning to become a zookeeper, the zookeeper experience is for you.

Accompanied by an animal keeper, you will meet our animals. You will participate in the preparation of their meals. And you will be able to enter certain enclosures, such as the wallabies and the pets.

Our animal care immersion is done individually or in small groups. There is a limit of three people who book together. You will be able to ask all your questions to the animal keeper who will accompany you for 3 hours.

The animal keeper experience takes place only in the afternoon and after reservation. To make an appointment, please contact us.

Our gardens

The exceptional climate of the Var allows the cultivation of many exotic plants outdoors. For the pleasure of the visitors and the comfort of the animals, a flora originating from the five continents is gathered: eucalyptus, mimosas, palms, cycas, yuccas, agaves, cacti and giant bamboos.

Collection of Mexican yuccas

The plants are gathered in thematic gardens: Australian bush garden, desert rock gardens, palm grove and bamboo grove. This lively setting is a link with the natural habitats of the animals we keep. Because animals and plants are interdependent for their survival.

Mimosa in winter bloom

The gardens are attractive all year round. However, the maximum number of flowers can be enjoyed between February and October.

In recognition of its landscape qualities and the richness of its botanical collections, our establishment has been awarded the label Jardin remarquable by the DRAC.

How to get there

The Jardin zoologique tropical is located in La Londe-les-Maures, in the Var department. The neighbouring towns are Hyères and Bormes-les-Mimosas.

By car

If your vehicle is equipped with a GPS, let us guide you to the following address: 583, route de Saint-Honoré, 83250 La Londe-les-Maures

If you are self-guided, follow the D98 and exit at the roundabout in the east of La Londe-les-Maures. A Jardin Zoologique sign indicates the right exit.

A free private car park is waiting for you there. You can also park in a car park near the roundabout.

By bus

We are fortunate to be well served by public transport. To get to us, use the Toulon / Saint-Tropez line or the Toulon / Le Lavandou line.

There is a bus stop opposite the entrance to our animal park. The name of this stop is Jardin d’Oiseaux.