Frequently asked questions

Schedules and prices

When is the park open?

The park is open until September 29, 2019, according to the opening calendar. For opening days, please check our calendar.

What are the park's schedules?

The park opens at 10am. The closing time varies depending on the season and the number of visitors. To know the schedules according to the seasonality, think to consult our calendar.

Are there special rates (student, senior / retired, military, pregnant, large family, disabled)?

We do not offer special student, senior / retired, military, pregnant and large family rates. But you can benefit from a reduced rate with the Smart Ticket, dated ticket, bought minimum 7 days in advance

If you hold an 80% disability card or a mobility disability inclusion card, at checkout and upon presentation of the card, we offer a ticket for 25 € for an adult and 22 € for a child under 10 years old. For the visually impaired, benefit from a free guide.

Discover all our rates including our exclusive discounted web offers.

What are group rates?

To benefit from the group rate, you must be at least 25 people, except for groups of disabled people (5 people minimum). Discover the group rates.

What does the ticket price include?

The entrance ticket includes access to the attractions (depending on accessibility sizes), the animal park, animal shows, educational activities and feedings.

Tickets and payments

What are the payment methods accepted at the checkout counters?

For tickets purchased at the PAL cash desk, you can pay by:

  • Bank checks, bank cards, cash
  • Holiday vouchers, we do not give change and you have the possibility to add another form of payment. Holiday vouchers are also accepted at all catering outlets. Holiday vouchers are not accepted in souvenir shops.
  • Kadéos Infini ticket, Kadéos Horizon ticket, Kadéos Culture ticket, we do not give change and you have the possibility to make a purchase with another payment method. They are also accepted in the souvenir shops but on the other hand, are not accepted in the restaurants.

For tickets purchased at the automatic terminals in the PAL car park: Payment by credit card and Holiday vouchers.

I can pay in Holiday Vouchers?

Holiday vouchers are accepted at checkout counters and at all catering outlets. Be careful, we do not give change and you have the possibility to add another form of payment. Holiday vouchers are not accepted in souvenir shops.

Can I buy my tickets in advance?

In order to access the park directly, without passing through the checkouts of the entrance, you can buy your tickets online.

You can benefit from a reduced rate with the Smart Ticket, dated ticket, bought minimum 7 days in advance:

  • Adult ticket or child of 10 years old and more: 25,50 €
  • Child ticket up to 9 years old included: 22,50 €
  • Free for children under one meter

Automatic kiosks to buy your tickets are also available at the park entrance.

I bought my ticket on the internet but I do not have a printer, what should I do?

When you buy your tickets online, you will receive an email confirming your order. Then follow the instructions to download your tickets to your smartphone before coming to the park. Then go straight to the controls with your tickets downloaded to your smartphone.

Parking and access

When can I come without too many people?

If you can, it is best to come on weekdays outside public holidays and bridges, and if you are free only on weekends, choose the least sunny day.

To save time and access the park directly, without going to the checkouts of the entrance, you can buy your tickets online. With your smartphone, present your tickets directly without printing them.

Is the parking fee?

All car parks are free.

Can I park with my motorhome?

A car park is dedicated to coaches and motorhomes during the day.

At night, for safety reasons, it is strictly forbidden to park on this car park since it is closed at night. We invite you to park your camper on the P3, P4 or P5 car parks or to go to the reception area and services for motorhomes in Thiel-sur-Acolin (3km from the PAL) or at the campsite Municipal Dompierre-sur-Besbre (6 km from the PAL).

Can I leave the park during the day and return as many times as I want?

Yes, but before leaving the park you must stamp your hand, with the pads that are available just before the exit. Once stamped you can enter and exit all day long. However, your ticket may be required. Be careful, any unbuffered output is final.

I have an electric car where can I recharge it?

A charging station for electric cars is located in the car park near the checkouts, to the right of the automatic box office.

This terminal allows to charge 2 cars simultaneously.

When you have parked your electric vehicle just go to the info point (located to the left of the entrance controls) to get the badge to charge your car. The price is 15 euros for the day, for a car. A deposit of 50 € will be required. This deposit will be returned at the end of the day, when you bring back the badge.

What are the conditions of access to the attractions?

For security reasons (manufacturer standards), access to certain attractions is regulated in terms of size. Respect for these rules is imperative. Children can be measured before accessing these attractions. A child whose height requires support must be by a person over 16 years of age.


Attractions for the whole family


Find the attractions for the whole family!

  Forbidden at least (cm) Compulsory accompaniment below (cm)
The Rapido 100 140 (1)
The Swing Ride 100 120
The Siberian Tiger 100 140
The Goldhunters' Lake   140
The Canadian River 100 140
The Caravels 90 120
Alligator Bay 90 140
Down the Colorado River 100 140
Voyage over the Wold   140 (1)
The Adventurers' Train   140
The Magic cups 90 120
The Pirate Ship 100 140
The Yukon Wings 100 120

(1) Attention, this attraction is not accessible to wheelchairs

 


Attractions for children


Find attractions for children, attractions adapted to the sensations of the little ones!

  Forbidden at least (cm) Compulsory accompaniment below (cm)
King Kong 90 130
The Frogs' Roundabout   120
Le PAL Stud Farm   120
African Journey   140
The Conquest of the West   140
The Merry-Go-Round   120
The Enchanted Forest   120
The Mystery Tower 100 (2)  
The Oriental Balloons   120
Desert Squadron 90 (2)  

(2) This attraction is not accessible to people over 1.40m

 


Sensational attractions


Find thrilling attractions!

  Forbidden at least (cm) Compulsory accompaniment below (cm)
The Twist 100 140
The Sun Disc 120  
The Azteka Mine Train 100 140
The Dynamik 3D Cinema 100 140
Yukon Quad 120 140

 

I have a large body or I am very muscular, am I sure to ride in the attractions?

To ensure the safety of passengers, some attractions are equipped with belts, bars or harnesses. These systems must be locked to allow staff to start the attraction. Seats and harnesses are designed for a medium build to keep small and large passengers safe. As a result, some people with a large body size (whether waist circumference, thighs or arms) may be denied access at the time of boarding if the operator fails to close sufficiently. the harness or safety bar.

If you have any doubts about your accessibility or that of your child, do not hesitate to ask our staff before entering the queues.

Are concerned in particular:

  • The Twist
  • The Sun Disc
  • Th Swing Ride
  • Azteka
  • The Siberian Tiger
  • The Dynamik 3D Cinema
  • The Pirate Ship
  • Yukon Quad

Are dogs accepted?

Only guide dogs (in training or confirmed) and assistance dogs for disabled people are accepted and can therefore accompany their masters throughout their day at the PAL.

All other pets are forbidden in the park as well as in the PAL Lodges. You have at your disposal a free kennel, inquire at the info point at the park entrance. He will have an individual box and a bowl of water, but no care can be lavished on him.

Are attractions accessible to pregnant women?

For safety reasons, certain attractions are prohibited for pregnant women.

Prohibited attractions are:

  • The Twist
  • King Kong
  • The Sun Disc
  • The Swing Ride
  • Azteka
  • The Dynamik 3D Cinema
  • The Pirate Ship
  • Yukon Quad
  • The Yukon Wings

The attractions not recommended are:

  • Down the Colorado River
  • The Rapido
  • The Siberian Tiger
  • The Canadian River
  • The Magic Cups

Do attractions work when it's raining?

For your safety certain attractions may be temporarily stopped for inappropriate weather conditions (rain, storm, strong wind, hail, very strong heat ...).

If my child gets lost in the park, who should I talk to?

Any child found is taken to the the emergency station, located near the restaurant La Coupole.

To avoid this kind of problem do not hesitate to tell him a meeting point which you will have agreed together. We offer free, at the park entrance at the control, white bracelets to clearly note the identity and a phone number on which we can reach you.

If I lose an object where should I go?

Lost items are systematically reported to the emergency station, located near the restaurant La Coupole.

I am very tall, do I have access to all the attractions?

For safety reasons, entry to all attractions is subejct to height, size, body type and physical condition. If you have any doubts about accessibility of the attraction to you or your child, please just ask our staff before joining the queues.

How long does it take to visit the entire park?

If you want to enjoy all the attractions, the animal park, as well as all the shows, two days will be necessary for the visit.

For the visit of the animal park we offer you two formulas.

  • The long course which lasts about 3 hours
  • The short course which lasts about 1h30


You can also not follow the routes and stroll as you please in the animal park.

Where can I find the park plan?

Find the map of the park on our website.

Upon your arrival at the PAL, at the control, a detailed visit plan and indicating the different times of the shows will be given to you.

Are there ATMs?

A cash machine is at your disposal in the center of the park, near the restaurant La Coupole.

Disabled facilities

I have a disability card, do I have a special rate?

Since 2017, PAL has been labeled Tourisme et Handicap for motor, mental, auditory and visual impairments.

You are the holder of the 80% mobility disability inclusion card, you benefit from a 4 € discount on the full price of the PAL for 1 day, upon presentation of your card at the checkout counters. We offer you an entrance ticket for the price of:

  • Adult (from 10 years old): 25,50 €
  • Children up to 9 years old included: 22,50 €
  • Free for children under one meter

For the visually impaired, we grant a free entry for an escort.

Can I rent an electric scooter?

To facilitate your visit, electric scooters are rented: 20 € (all public) and 15 € on presentation of the disability card 80% or disability mobility inclusion card. A deposit of 100 € (bank check) will be required. When you arrive at the PAL, contact the info point located to the left of the entrance.

Beware, scooters are limited in number.

These scooters are only rented for medical reasons.

I have a recognized disability, do I have priority access to attractions?

When you arrive at the park entrance, you must present your disability card, priority card or mobility inclusion card, to the ticket inspector.

A blue bracelet will be given to you as well as a plan of the park indicating all the conditions of access and accompaniment to facilitate your visit (all the attractions except the Voyage over the World and the Rapido have a priority access)

According to the attractions the number of companions is limited and is indicated on this plan of visit.

This priority access is also granted to people with autism. Thank you for notifying the ticket controller to give a blue bracelet to the autistic person.

Do I have priority access to the entrance?

Yes, if you are the holder of the mobility inclusion disability 80% card.

Go to checkout #1 to purchase your ticket.

Go to Control #12 at the entrance to the park and ask for a blue bracelet by presenting your card.

Are there parking spaces reserved for people with reduced mobility?

Yes, parking is reserved for people with reduced mobility in front of the check-in counters (about 30 places)

Are lodges accessible to people with reduced mobility?

Yes, three Lodges are accessible to people with reduced mobility.

Catering and services

Can I picnic?

The picnic is allowed in the park, a picnic area is located near the bus parking.

In addition, several spaces have been created inside the park:

  • Near the Giraffes de Rothschild area
  • Beside the attraction the Desert Squadron
  • Between the area of ​​Asian Elephants and Red Pandas

For information, please note that there are many restorations available inside the park (restaurant, self-service cafeteria, creperie, snack bar, sandwich shop)

Are there lockers?

Yes, paying instructions are available at the entrance of the park, just after the ticket check.
Rates are 2€ or 3€ per day depending on the size of the day.

Is it possible to pay in restaurant vouchers at catering outlets?

Tickets Restaurants are not accepted in the park. On the other hand, Chèques Vacances are accepted in all the restaurants of the park.

Can we rent strollers in the park?

We offer a stroller rental for 6 € a day at the Comptoir de l'Ours shop, located at the park entrance. An ID will be requested and returned upon return of the stroller.

Is there a place to change babies?

Yes, a change baby is installed in all toilets men and women of the park (except toilets Place de la Gaieté)

Can I download individual or group documentations?

You can download our different documentation by clicking below:

Le Pal's Lodges

How to book a stay in Le Pal's lodges?

In a setting as exceptional as original, Le PAL offers you to extend your stay to live the unforgettable experience of a night in the heart of the savannah or in the middle of the great lakes!

To stay at the PAL Lodges you can book directly on our website or contact the Lodges reception at 04 70 48 72 00

 

What does the price of a lodge include?

In low and high seasons, the price per person of a Lodge includes:

  • Entrance to the park (amusement park and animal park)
  • Dinner (drinks not included) at Tanganika Restaurant
  • The night
  • Breakfast at Tanganika Restaurant


In the autumn period, the price per person of a Lodge includes:

  • Dinner (drinks not included) at Tanganika Restaurant
  • The night
  • Breakfast at Tanganika restaurant.
  • Entrance to the animal park (closed attractions)
  • Lunch (drinks not included) at Tanganika Restaurant

Check out our opening calendar for the different seasons.

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