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 area, 7 km from Poitiers, the woods of Saint-Pierre are a leisure base respecting the natural character of the site.
The woods of Saint-Pierre to Poitiers, with a total area of ​​about 248 hectares, have become a leisure base with zoo, pool, pony club, nature trails ...

The woods of Saint-Pierre comprise two distinct parts, a zone developed and a wild zone.
The developed area of ​​75 hectares is composed of:

- An animal park, created in 1968, it brings together over 5 ha more than 200 European and exotic animals.
Each week, guided tours and educational workshops are provided by a facilitator (information and reservations:
Open from October 1st to March 31st: every day from 10h to 12h15 and from 14h to 16h45.
Open from April 1st to September 30th on Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays and school holidays Zone A from 10 am to 12:15 pm and from 14h to 18h45 (until 16h45 other days) (subject to change).
Free visit.

- The pony club invites you to discover the woods of Saint-Pierre by cart or by pony rides, free or accompanied.
The pony club is open ONLY FOR GROUPS   (on reservations:

- The swimming pool with 2 circular pools and a paddling pool, open during the summer holidays only (from July 1st to August 30th):
Tel: 05 49 88 55 41.

- Nature trails, an orientation course, plains and playgrounds, picnic areas, a rock garden, water features including a 2 ha pond 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