Located between Valence and Crest, the zoo in the small village of Upie in Drôme is a fun and educational place for the whole family to visit. Also known as the Garden of Birds (Jardin aux Oiseaux), this zoological and botanical park is home to over 200 feathered species. That's around 1,000 birds from every continent swooping and soaring around 6 hectares of greenery.
Open to the public since 1976, Upie Zoo is also a rearing, conservation and breeding centre for endangered species. Learn about them on an educational trail dotted with lush plants, as well as the action taken by the zoo to protect them.
When it comes to entertainment, the bird of prey and parrot shows delight children and adults every day in summer. Children can also enjoy the various attractions like the tropical greenhouse, a mini-farm where they can meet the animals, and an inflatable play area!