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 one of my favorite places. The flamingos never disappoint. Fall is breeding season and the mating dance is hilarious and very noisy. The park is well maintained, abundant seating around... 
    This is one of my favorite places. The flamingos never disappoint. Fall is breeding season and the mating dance is hilarious and very noisy. The park is well maintained, abundant seating around...  more »
  • Amazing place to see pink flamingos in natural habitat. Highly recommend and a lovely walk with some hides. Got some amazing photos. Also an amazing cafe with wild birds at the end. 
    Amazing place to see pink flamingos in natural habitat. Highly recommend and a lovely walk with some hides. Got some amazing photos. Also an amazing cafe with wild birds at the end.  more »
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  • Really nice park where you can observe lots of animals, mostly birds like flamingos, for only 7.50 euros per person and 5 euros for children! You can also rent some binoculars for 5 euros which I recommend because you will be able to observe a lot more animals like the beavers and the nutrias who are a bit shy. By visiting this park you will walk quite a lot: there are two parts one of 3 km and the other about 4.5 km but it's a really nice walk in between all the animals! Unfortunately the information boards that explain the different animals are only in french.
  • So well done. Far more than just flamingos and oversized rodents - the walking routes and viewpoints are quite magical on a sunny afternoon. You can leave when you want, so do stay for the sunset if you wish, but make sure you have a good pair of binoculars.

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