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

  • D570 Map It
  • Saintes Maries de la Mer
  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Published 06/25/2015

Fodor's 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.

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D570, Saintes Maries de la Mer, 13460, France

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Sight Details:

  • €7.50
  • Apr.–Sept., daily 9–sunset; Oct.–Mar., daily 10–sunset

Published 06/25/2015


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