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La Vallee des Tortues

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Big tortoises

An interesting little place with many different tortoises and turtles. Chose not to go on the... read more

Reviewed October 20, 2017
Cori M
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Tortoise lovers

We are tortoise lovers so had to visit! And had an enjoyable afternoon. Parking is free and there... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2017
Trish P
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La Vallée des Tortues est un parc zoologique situé à Sorède (66). Il présente une collection de tortues d'une trentaine d'espèces différentes venues du monde entier, des géantes de 250kg aux dangereuses serpentine. Le parc accueille également...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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avenue de la Vallee Heureuse, 66690 Sorede, France
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

Went there on a day trip (Aug 2018). Yeah, great place not too far from the holiday town of Argeles. At first I thought this could be dull but I quite enjoyed its relaxed atmosphere, lots of giant tortoises all looking happy and sunning themselves....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Vallee_des_Tortues, Responsable relations clients at La Vallee des Tortues, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Hello, We thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. We are delighted that you had a nice time at the park and we will be happy to welcome you again. Kind regards The Direction

Reviewed June 13, 2018

Expensive to get in. The playground and picnic areas and seating around the site were scruffy. The walkways are not user friendly for toddlers or babies in pushchairs or pram as most of them are stones and rocky in places. On a positive note though...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank suesuffell
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

It's not especially cheap to get in (EUR 33.50 for 2 adults and a 4 year old, plus an under 3 who was free). To start with we thought we'd struggle to stay long enough to justify the admission price, but in the end we...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Charlottepn
Vallee_des_Tortues, Responsable relations clients at La Vallee des Tortues, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2018

Hello, We thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. We note your remarks. Indeed, we will edit a tour guide in several languages to allow everyone to benefit from the same information. We are delighted that you had a nice time at the park...More

Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

Lots of tortoise but when you have seen one you have seen them all. Some small ones and lots of large ones but we found it a bit samey. A bit expensive to get in and a bit tacky and needs some tlc. The best...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank PatandBrian
Vallee_des_Tortues, Responsable relations clients at La Vallee des Tortues, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2018

Hello, Thank you for your opinion on Tripadvisor. It seems that you did not participate at the differents contacts of animals. You could enter with some tortoises and feed them, or touch snakes et lezards with an animator, or see the feeding of marmosets and...More

Reviewed October 20, 2017 via mobile

An interesting little place with many different tortoises and turtles. Chose not to go on the guided tour as it was only in French but later we spotted they were petting the giant tortoises so we tagged along. Totally missed what was being said but...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Cori M
Vallee_des_Tortues, Responsable relations clients at La Vallee des Tortues, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2017

Hello, It is a pleasure to read your comment, we thank you for your visit and to share your experience on Tripadvisor. We agree that it is a shame that the visit is only in french. We do not have bilingual zookeeper for the moment....More

Reviewed September 11, 2017

Not so big but for sure interesting zoo to go to - especially for the commented tour. The guy told us lots o interesting things, was funny, friendly and we got to pet turtles and a snake. nicely spend afternoon, unfortunatelly very windy (i totally...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Katerina H
Vallee_des_Tortues, Responsable relations clients at La Vallee des Tortues, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2017

Hello, It is a pleasure to read your comment, we thank you for your visit and to share your experience on Tripadvisor. It is true that the region is very windy ! We never get used to it ... Looking forward to seeing you soon....More

Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

We are tortoise lovers so had to visit! And had an enjoyable afternoon. Parking is free and there is loads and if you wanted could have a picnic under the trees, as some do. We wandered round the sanctuary seeing all the different tortoises, there...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Trish P
Vallee_des_Tortues, Responsable relations clients at La Vallee des Tortues, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2017

Hello, It is a pleasure to read your comment, we thank you for your visit and to share your experience on Tripadvisor. We agree that it is a shame that the visit is only in french. We do not have bilingual zookeeper for the moment....More

Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

Pleasant 2-3 hours looking at any different types of tortoise. Quite fascinating to watch. Even kept our teenager interested for. Couple of hours.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Vallee_des_Tortues, Responsable relations clients at La Vallee des Tortues, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2017

Hello, It is a pleasure to read your comment, we thank you for your visit and share your experience on Tripadvisor. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Best regards

Reviewed August 12, 2017

This is the second time we have been with our grandchildren and they love it. Lots to see and the children's play area is a great hit. A large number of different tortoises to see as well as turtles and meerkats. Well worth a visit

Date of experience: August 2017
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Vallee_des_Tortues, Responsable relations clients at La Vallee des Tortues, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2017

Hello, It is a pleasure to read your comment, we thank you for your visit and to share your experience on Tripadvisor. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Best regards

Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

A great time at the park, watching all kind of turtles, especially the elephant turtles! Superb ending with the opportunity to hold a snake! Absolute must do.

Date of experience: July 2017
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