Le village des Tortues, Gonfaron

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The 2 hectare (5 acre) Le village des Tortues was established in 1998 to protect the Hermann Tortoise. Today, this village provides shelter for more than 2500 tortoises. You can observe the creatures and explore the tortoise clinics, nurseries, and hatcheries. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Le village des Tortues by using our Gonfaron itinerary planner.
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  • We visited for the first time, we have promised to do it for years but never got around to it. Entry is reasonable at €8 especially as it goes towards protecting the tortoises. Plenty to see and inter...  more »
  • Well done explanation of the various species and habitats. From tiny babies hatched recently to old beasties wandering about the pens & poking their heads above water, wondering if the humans had snac...  more »
  • Nice small place, with a lot of information about tortious. Problem is that there is little information other than in French. They don't speak English and they allow only visa credit card.  more »
  • This park is more about conservation than it is a park for the family and children: the focus really is on the animals. There is an effort to educate the public with small texts, but this could be improved and updated. Accessibility for disabled people is poor as the focus is not on the visitors but on the animals: the visitors are just a means to get some funding for their conservation work.
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  • A park that was ages but need support! Without subsidies, the passionate, scientific and volunteers do their best to make this park brings valuable information to the general public. In addition, the place is enchanting.
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  • I go where the turtle village I love cheap I take my small friends she also love
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