This is because Le Zoo de Lille is found within l’Esplanade.
The zoo's map.
A zoo in and of itself is pretty cool, but Le Zoo de Lille is even cooler because it is gratuit. That means free.
As soon as the weather started showing even smallest amount of sunshine, I started walking to the zoo and staring at the animals. I’ve been at least 5 times since the beginning of April.
Although it is small, the zoo totally surpassed my expectations. Since it was free I thought it would be teeny tiny with simply birds and reptiles.
But the Zoo de Lille houses not only birds and reptiles, but also zebras, monkeys, giant tortoises, meerkats, lemurs… and the list doesn’t end there!
It’s also a great way to spend one of France’s lazy Sundays, as despite everything else shutting down, the zoo remains open.
Lamas make me think of the Emperor's New Groove.
Upon discovering the Meerkats I giddily exclaimed, "it's like Meerkat Manor!" to FBF. Apparently this great television show has yet to be broadcasted to French audiences. After explaining to him breifly what it was, I started doing the narration for our very own Meerkats, imagining all sorts of drama.
Check it out:
Le Zoo de Lille
Parc Zoologique de Lille
Avenue Mathias Delobel
Free entry, open to the public.
Summer hours (end of March until the end of October):
Weekend and Holidays: 9h-19h
Winter hours (end of October until the end of March):