Fodor's Expert Review Parc Ornithologique du Pont de Gau

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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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Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur  13460, France


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Rate Includes: €8, Apr.–Sept., daily 9–sunset; Oct.–Mar., daily 10–sunset

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