There’s so many beautiful places to visit in the world that it’s hard to narrow it down to where you’d like to visit most. Whether it’s the pyramids in Egypt, or the vast jungles of South America, there’s adventure to be found around every corner of the Earth. If you’re one of those people that have a passion for traveling, and a love for animals, you may need to add France to your bucket list. Imagine if you could sleep right next to a polar bear! If that sounds like something you’d like to do, Zoo de la Fleche, has an amazing opportunity just waiting for you!
Zoo de la Fleche is located in France’s Loire Valley.
The zoo opened in 1946, and now has a very unique perk. You can rent a room, where you can view polar bears, wolves, grizzly bears, and even white tigers!
If you want to visit this hotel, you need to start planning now!
The going rate for one night is a whopping $246, and they’re booked all the way through 2018. But for that price, you get the full five star hotel experience, and of course, you get to witness these beautiful animals up-close.
Zoos all around the world are starting to follow in France’s footsteps.
National Zoo and Aquarium, in Australia, allows guests to have a similar experience. If you’d like to have a bubble bath with a polar bear, or sleep next to a shark, this is the place for you!
Its twenty lodges have different themes!
In Jamala Wildlife, you can dine with lions or hand-feed giraffes. Ushaka Lodge is surrounded by trees filled with monkeys, and allows you the experience of hand-feeding sharks.
These zoos have proven to be extremely successful.
Allowing people to have such close contact with wild animals has afforded the zoos to stay afloat. With increased revenue, they can continue to take care of the animals.
Sophie Huberson, from France’s National Union of Leisure, Amusement and Cultural Spaces, believes that zoos all over will begin to do the same.
“They’ll all end up following this model, which lets them increase their capacity to invest. Those which don’t evolve will see their visitor numbers drop,” she said.
Northern France’s Beauval is the most successful zoo in France.
It has three hotels at the park, with a room capacity of 900. One of their hotels even has a Chinese theme in tribute to their resident pandas!
You may be asking yourself if these animals would be better off in nature.
Most of these animals are threatened in their own environments due to poaching, and climate change. They appear to be quite happy and their enclosures are rather large.
So, if you’d like to have champagne with a polar bear, make some reservations!
This is an incredible opportunity to share with a loved one. There’s nothing like spending quality time with someone and getting to witness some of Earth’s greatest creatures at the same time.
If you like this hotel then check out the Giraffe Manor next.