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Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau

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Address: Route d Arles, 13460 Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, France
Phone Number: 33490978262
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Easy access to fascinating wildlife

Spent hours here and from 3yrs to +60 we all had a super time. Managed to get really close to the flamingos, egrets and herons. We found all the access paths in a really good... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent hours here and from 3yrs to +60 we all had a super time. Managed to get really close to the flamingos, egrets and herons. We found all the access paths in a really good condition and I think they would be accessible to all. Price for entry was fair and it was good that we could hire binoculars for... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While in the Provence area I wanted to do some bird photography. Through the internet I, fortunately, discover the Parc Regional and in particular Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau. From Avignon it was less than a 90 minute drive. Good road. The gentleman at the entrance spoke excellent English and was very informative. I got there in the... More 

Thank Jeffrey S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Children, adults, photographers, twitchers will all enjoy a visit to the Parc. A good pair of walking shoes are recommended as there are potentially several kilometers you can walk on the trails. A little cafe, lots of picnic benches if you wish. The ticket of 7,50€ is all day and if you need to leave get your ticket stamped to... More 

Thank Patrick L
Cape Ann, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful place to see bird life up close. Especially the hundreds of pink flamingos!! Easy waking trails. Herons and egrets galore.

Thank PaulZCapeAnn
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this site after seeing it reviewed in Lonely Planet. This is a beautifully maintained park with walks of up to 7km or smaller loops are available. We were lucky enough to see large numbers of flamingos, as well as Ragondins and the Camargue horses. Easy access for wheelchairs and prams for a section of the park and a... More 

Thank ElainePR
Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Easy access from road between Arles and Ste maries de la mer. We used the L20 bus only 1 € each way leaving Arles around 10am returning around 5pm. 7.50€ entrance fee is good value. Basic facilities with eco toilets and soft drinks so recommend taking pic nic. Lots of interesting birdlife..flocks of flamingo and various species of egret and... More 

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Cheddington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent an afternoon at the park which was facsinating - lots of pink flamingos in natural habitat as well as swans, and egrets. My favourite were the owls although in a large compound were so beautiful with bright orange eyes. It was also a nice suprise to see lots of beavers swimming in the lakes. Different coloured dragonflies and... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must see when in Arles is this bird park about 45 kms from the centre. These birds are mesmerising as they preen, rest on the obligatory one leg or squabble and ruffle colourful wings. We spent 90 minutes just wandering, photographing and admiring the vast numbers of these birds from a range of well constructed vantage points from blinds... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like flamingos, you'll love this nature reserve - there are hundreds. I felt sorry for all the other wildlife that get less attention! You could spend a whole day here going round the wetlands - a bargain for €7.50 entrance fee. There are toilets and a cafe to keep you going.

Thank Mary M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

A wonderful experience and so tastefully done, I cannot imagine how this could not be enjoyed by all who visit the extraordinary wild life sanctuary. It is not as well sign posted as I would have expected, but once found the experience was terrific. To see so many of the flamingos that the area is renowned for is a great... More 

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