The realm of European animals
Follow our trails and meet European animals along the way. You will encounter some of the continent’s largest carnivores – the brown bear, the wolverine, the lynx and the wolf. Watch out for the deer that roam the park too.
The red deer plain
Several herds of deer roam the park, their habitat a beautiful nature reserve, a delight to behold. You’ll see red deer, European fallow deer, and European mouflon. Don’t forget to learn all about them in the nearby exhibition centre. Learning is fun at Sainte-Croix !
Europe’s big carnivores
At the Parc Animalier de Sainte-Croix you can spot Europe’s four biggest carnivores. Enjoy one of the most spectacular presentations of brown bears in Europe. Admire the pack of grey wolves as you follow the original trail and observe the lynx and our pair of wolverines.
The world of wetlands
Take in the fresh air at the water’s edge. The natural world has taken back its rights in our wetlands. Migratory birds, fish, pelicans, and waders enjoy a peaceful life in and around our ponds. Sample some local food in an idyllic setting at our fisherman’s lodge, the snack du pêcheur.
120 hectares of unspoilt countryside
Spanning 120 hectares, the Parc Animalier de Sainte-Croix is home to a selection of European fauna and a contributor to worldwide biodiversity. Explore the five areas of our leafy park where 1,500 animals representing 100 species roam freely.
Wildlife expedition in a safari train
Hop on the safari train on an hour-long expedition to observe the animals of Europe. All aboard! This 3-kilometre-long trip takes you to the heart of the park where you will encounter the very best that nature has to offer. The expedition will give you an insider’s view of the elk’s and reindeer’s habitat and the vast nature reserve shared by the Przewalski’s horses and European bison.
Protecting wildlife and biodiversity
At Sainte-Croix, we are committed to the conservation and protection of the environment.
Since we founded the reserve in 1980, Sainte-Croix has been committed to protecting our planet. Our awareness-raising campaigns for staff and visitors have helped establish our role as leaders in nature protection instruction.Find out more
More than 50 animals have been released into their natural habitats since the reserve opened.Find out more
Captive-bred animals may be released into the wild to help increase populations of endangered species.Find out more