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Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau

Address: Route d'Arles, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, France
Phone Number: 04 90 97 82 62
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks

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Sydney, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

After working hard to get shots of the flamingos 'in the wild', we discovered this place, where you can see hundreds of birds of many species up close. This is a fabulous place for overseas visitors to see new flora and fauna. It is an easy drive from Arles, and also on the bus route, and provides lovely areas for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Wonderful walk on trails that meander around ponds. Tons of bird watching, including pink flamingoes during the right season. We spent a couple hours there as we also had other plans. But it would be easy to spend a full day there if you like watching birds.

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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

When visiting the Camargue a visit here is a must. It was a privilege to see the flamingos which for us was the highlight. Fascinating. We did not do the complete the overall walk (around 2 hours) however enjoyed seeing other birds and a welcome cup of coffee at the cafe. We didn't take advantage however the ticket allowed you... More 

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We took the shorter route because of recently broken leg and weren't disappointed. We saw an amazing amount of wildlife - flamingoes, coypu, herons eating fish, flamingoes feeding babies, egrets, storks and weird catfish that swam on the top of the water. The park was well organised and the footing was good.

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We were not on horseback, so we cannot compare, but it is hard to believe you can see flamingo's better on horseback than in this park. Perhaps on a hot day the beach can have a stronger pull, but this is a must see attraction in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Very interesting well structured and comprehensive bird watching park close to Saintes Maries de la Mer. I have been several times and every time I find it amazing in terms of quantity and quality of animals which can be seen in the park both in the shorter tour (good also with children) and in the longer one (more for teenagers... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We went for the flamengo's and we saw them. Impressive. In principle two rounds can be walked in the parc. The small round (#1-10) was best.

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New Braunfels, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

There is a small fee for this park but well worth it. And worth the drive. This has about 7km of trails, well marked and wide, for you to wander and photograph or watch the birds in their natural habitat. I didn't see any cages (except in the office or main building). You can spend as much or as little... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Wow we saw Flamingos and we didn't think we would. Lovely place to walk around, bit of road noise and we didn't see any other animals however we only did the 2.6km walk so we may have seen other animals on the large walk. If you are in the area pay the €7 each and see the Flamingos we loved... More 

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Bruges, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This park was on my list of things to do in the Camargue. We arrived between 10 - 11.00 am and we were just in time to see the feeding of the different lakes. We were amazed at how fast we were able to see close up so many different animals: herons, a beaver (yes!), all sorts of ducks, ibisses... More 

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