Les Bois de Saint Pierre - 86240 SMARVES
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Animals accepted
Disabled access
Forest property acquired in 1968 by the City in rural areas, 7 km from Poitiers, the woods of Saint-Pierre is a leisure respecting the natural character of the site.
With a total area of ​​about 248 hectares, the forest comprises two distinct parts, a developed area and a wild area.
The developed area of ​​75 hectares consists of:

- From a wildlife park, created in 1968, it brings together 5 ha more than 200 European and exotic animals.
Each week, guided tours and educational workshops are provided by a host (information and reservations:
Open from 1st October to 31st March: daily from 10 am to 12:15 and from 14h to 16h45.
Open April 1 to September 30, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday, public holidays and school holidays Zone B from 10 am to 12:15 and from 14h to 18h45 (until 4:45 p.m. on other days).
Free visit.

- The Pony Club invites you to discover the woods of St Peter and cart or by pony rides, free or accompanied.
The pony club is open ONLY FOR GROUPS   (On reservations:

- The pool with 2 circular pools and a wading pool open during the summer holidays only (July 1 to August 30):
Monday to Friday from 14h to 19h
Saturday, Sunday, July 14 and August 15 from 12h to 19h.
Tel: 05 49 88 55 41.

- Nature trails, an orienteering course, plains and playgrounds, picnic areas, a rock garden, water features including a pond of 2 ha open to fishing.
Services and facilities
Rates, informations and contact
Onsite facilities

· Coach parking
· Lake and reservoir

Languages spoken



Animals accepted, Disabled access

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Poitiers Tourist Office
45, place Charles de Gaulle - BP 377 - 86009 Poitiers cedex
Tél. : +33(0)5 49 41 21 24 - Fax : +33(0)5 49 88 65 84 - contact us by email
From 21 September to 19 June: from Monday to Saturday from 9.30 am to 6 pm.
From 20 June to 18 September: from Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm.
Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm