Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

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Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau dedicates 60 hectares (148 acres) to the wild fauna and flora of the region. This park began as a zoo in 1949, and has since become an ornithological park. You'll see flamingoes, herons, storks, egrets, teals, raptors, passerines, and other small waders. The information panels will give you details about the birds and the general concepts of ornithology. The park also includes large aviaries housing disabled birds. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau by using our Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer trip maker website.
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  • This is a great attraction, where flamingoes are numerous and visible at close range right from the start of the trail. With young kids we only looped around the first body of water, which really... 
    This is a great attraction, where flamingoes are numerous and visible at close range right from the start of the trail. With young kids we only looped around the first body of water, which really...  more »
  • This was our 3rd visit in the last few years. My husband is a great photographer and birdwatcher. I am confined to a wheelchair but my motorised one got me around most of the park. There’s a small... 
    This was our 3rd visit in the last few years. My husband is a great photographer and birdwatcher. I am confined to a wheelchair but my motorised one got me around most of the park. There’s a small...  more »
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  • Very enjoyable day. Easy to see various birds and if you're lucky you may see some different animals! Nice little place to get a drink at the start and not overly expensive. Parking not great as not a lot of spaces unless you get there early/late. Be aware the narratives around the place are mostly in French. Good picture diagrams to look at though.
  • Just WOW! A beautiful reserve with excellent walks, guides and seating giving you every chance to watch flamingos, gulls, egrets and herons amongst the wetlands and islands, as well as the occasional coypu. Immaculately kept, with no rubbish. We met staff watching nests who let us use their monoculars. Only €7.50 for an adult. You can take your own picnic, and a basic cafe serves drinks (cash only). Although entrance closes at 6pm you can stay til "dusk" and still get out through turnstile. Bike racks both inside and out. Toilets basic but functional. Well worth a visit 🙂👍🏻

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