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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  • What an extraordinary place, filled with a large variety of waterfowl, including especially the flamingos and herons. We visited this on a tour that included several other stops, and so felt a bit... 
    What an extraordinary place, filled with a large variety of waterfowl, including especially the flamingos and herons. We visited this on a tour that included several other stops, and so felt a bit...  more »
  • 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.
  • Park in car park not adjacent to entrance. It's much bigger. Exploring the area you will see all the birds here but at the park it's in all in one place. Easy paths for walking. Loads of explanatory signs in English. Take a picnic for a great visit
  • 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.
  • Not too crowded mid-day on a Friday in June. Beautiful walking paths and tons of birds including flamingoes. With two little kids we took about 2 hours to do the main loop but it could be done much faster. We enjoyed coffee, coke and a snack at the snack bar near the exit.
  • Fantastic place, absolutely worth to visit! You can observe in nature many kinds of birds (sleeping pink flamingos were the best!) and water animals like beavers. Having a good quality full frame digital camera with telephoto lens might be a huge benefit. We spent there around 3 hours but you can see the most spectacar views within the first hour so it's worth to visit even if you have more limited time.

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