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Parc Ornithologique du Pont de Gau (Pont du Gau Ornithological Park)

Parc Ornithologique du Pont de Gau (Pont du Gau Ornithological Park) Review

The easiest place to view birdlife is the Parc Ornithologique du Pont de Gau. On some 150 acres of marsh and salt lands, birds are welcomed and protected (but in no way confined); injured birds are treated and kept in large pens, to be released if and when able to survive. A series of boardwalks (including a short, child-friendly inner loop) snakes over the wetlands, the longest leading to an observation blind, where a half hour of silence, binoculars in hand, can reveal unsuspected satisfactions.

    Contact Information

  • Address: D570, 5 km (3 miles) north of Saintes Maries de la Mer Saintes Maries de la Mer, 13460
  • Phone: 04–90–97–82–62
  • Cost: €9
  • Hours: Apr.–Sept., daily 9–sunset; Oct.–Mar., daily 10–sunset
  • Website:
  • Location: The Camargue
Updated: 12-16-2013

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