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Tour of the Ponds and Bird Park

in a Group

A group day discovering the Bird Park and the ponds of the Dombes

Discover two exceptional sites in Dombes: the ponds and the famous Bird Park in Villars-les-Dombes.

Diane MazueDiane Mazue
©Diane Mazue

Passionate about history and hiking, she explores the territory to find the most beautiful tour routes. As a tour guide, she doesn't just show, she tells stories, searching the archives for little anecdotes to enrich each guided tour.

Day Program


Guided Tour of the Ponds of the Dombes

Dive into the history of the **ponds of the Dombes**. Uncover the secrets of fish farming, pond management, and the exceptional flora and fauna.
Opt for **a walking tour, carpooling, or a bus tour** starting from the Tourist Office or the Bird Park.
The bus (42km) and car (35km) tours will take you past the Abbey of Notre-Dame des Dombes and the Château de Bouligneux.
Whether on foot, by car, or by bus, the tour is punctuated by stops at the ponds to fully appreciate the beauty of the landscapes.
At the end of this tour, a convivial tasting session will be offered, highlighting the emblematic fish of the Dombes.


Have lunch in the exceptional setting of the Bird Park.
Carp, poultry, and other specialties enhanced by the chefs will delight your taste buds and provide a pleasant gourmet break.


Visit to the Bird Park

The visit to the **Bird Park** (35ha) **is done on foot, at your own pace**, allowing you to admire an incredible variety of birds: from parrots to pelicans, cranes, marabou storks, water birds, barnacle geese, and exotic hornbills.
Don’t miss the bird show in flight, an enchanting 30-minute aerial ballet featuring various bird species.
A full day dedicated to discovering the Dombes, its culture, and its flora and fauna, leaving unforgettable memories for all visitors.

It is also possible to start the pond tour by bus from the Bird Park and return for lunch.

The price includes

  • the tour of the ponds
  • entry to the Bird Park
  • lunch with drinks included

The price does not include

  • transportation
  • personal expenses
  • any additional charges on Sundays and public holidays

Contact our group service:

at 06 22 88 60 39

Practical Information

When ? All year round, from Tuesday to Sunday
How much ?from €67.80
Group ?De 15 à 50 personnes