On one afternoon in May, we were lucky enough to have one day of good weather. It's been raining so much lately that I never thought we would see the sun shining anytime soon. But it finally did - on the long weekend of the Ascension day. Luckily for us, MR wasn't working this day so instead of staying home, we decided to get in our car and head to the Parc Animalier de Sainte-Croix in Rhodes, France (about 30 minutes from home).
Aahhh the blue sky. It's been so long that it's not funny anymore.
It looked like we weren't the only ones that had the same idea of coming here. I noticed that some cars came from the Vosges, Alsace, and even Germany!
I got our tickets through my husband's job. We are lucky because they have a very nice comité d'entreprise and we can have lots of tickets for parks and etc .. for an interesting price.
Although prices may be subject to change, here are the prices as of May 2016:
Entrance fee for a single entry
Adults (from the age of 12) - 23.50 Euros
Children (3-11 years old) - 16.50 Euros
Below 3 years old - free
You may also avail an annual membership and there are special overnight lodgings (such as yourtes, a night with the wolves, wooden cabins, etc ..)
We wanted to avail of the train ride, but were told that it was fully booked already for the day. :(
So instead, we headed by foot in search of the wonderful animals in the parc.
Paon / Peacock
Sanglier / Wild Boar
Le Cerf / Red Deer
La Grande Plain des Cerfs
Comparing the Red Deer and the Roe Deer
Loup Blanc Arctique / Arctic White Wolf
Le Monde des Etangs / The Ponds
Vautours Fauves / Griffon Fauve
-these babies were unfortunately injured, hence they are unable to fly
"The earth has its music for those who will listen." -George Santayana
The next photos comes from La Ferme / The Farm, which my daughter, SO, absolutely wanted to visit!
Feeding grass to the baby goats. Behhhhhhh!!!
Milking the fake cow - water came out of it! LOL
Petting the horses
We decided to end the day here. We were pretty tired (I think from the sudden change of temperature) and wanted to cool down. Although we still hadn't explored almost half of the park, we promised ourselves we would come back another day. Perhaps even spend the night.
But of course, before leaving the park, SO asked to play a few minutes in the playground. The perfect opportunity for MR and I to sit down and grab a drink to cool down.
Welcome to the family, Lou(p)tin! :)
19 Euros from the gift shop.
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