The Butterfly Farm (La Ferme des Papillons), Quartier D'Orleans

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#3 of 13 in Wildlife in Saint-Martin
You’ll think you’re inside a lush tropical rainforest at The Butterfly Farm (La Ferme des Papillons), as flowers and trees surround you and butterflies fly overhead. Hundreds of exotic butterflies, from many species across the globe, fly freely in the enclosure, which simulates their natural habitat. Join the guided tour and not only learn, but be shown the evolutionary cycle of butterflies as they evolve from microscopic eggs to strange caterpillars, and eventually pupae. Refreshments and a souvenir store can be found onsite. Wear bright colored clothing, and maybe a butterfly will land on you. To visit The Butterfly Farm (La Ferme des Papillons) on your trip to Saint-Martin, use our Saint-Martin trip planner .
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  • A wonderful place to visit. Pay once and go in as many times as you like during your stay on the island of St Maarten. Watch them as the move from lavae to butterfly. A pleasant way to spend a few hou...  more »
  • This absolutely wonderful effort to encourage the global butterfly population was an unexpected joy. The various caterpillars, chrysalis' and butterflies were amazing. A quick 15-30 minutes with a gui...  more »
  • We had a wonderful time exploring the gardens and the butterflies. We enjoyed seeing the beautiful variety of butterfly species and also appreciated all the work that went in to having so many medicin...  more »
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  • Loved it! We ended up going to St. Martin on our recent Disney Cruise after our port in Tortola was canceled due to flooding. There was some kind of French holiday going on where half the island was shut down, but Holly and family came in and opened the Butterfly Farm. It was very beautiful with a lot of interesting information. A good variety of butterflies in various stages. Really enjoyed it!
  • Outstanding tour with great explanations and stories. garden is wonderful by itself but you should aim for the early morning or late afternoon. At lunch it is very humid (for the butterflies). Entrance fee is 14 euro p.p. but you can revisit as much as you like during your stay here. So save your ticket! Gift shop is filled with fun pretty and cool stuff to take back.
  • Don't take a cruise ship excursion. Take a cab and spend time there. Very informative​, friendly people, and very peaceful. I also pray that the hurricane Irma did not take them out. Hope everyone is safe.
  • Great little 1 hour visit. Tour is excellent and the variety of butterflies inside is impressive. Be sure to have a taxi return or a way of contacting one, it is off the main path.
  • Family's visiting Villa Oyster Pearl often get burned out by day 3, need a little relax time. The Butterfly farm is the perfect spot, not too far away, not too expensive and even the grumpiest of kids loves a Butterfly landing on them! The site is cool and calming with hundreds of brightly colored butterflies from all around the world as well as the Giant Atlas Moth. We could have spent a good 2 hours there but it closes its doors at 3.30pm and we had to, reluctantly, leave. Your ticket is good for as long as your holiday so you can go back again and again. Wear scent or fresh perfume, the butterfly's love it! Originally posted on Villa Oyster Pearl Facebook page June 8th 2017

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