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Parc des Oiseaux
With nearly 3,000 species of birds, the Parc des Oiseaux is the largest and most important ornithological park in Europe and with over 40 years experience the bird park offers visitors a world full of fascination and discovery in a scenic setting.

The Parc des Oiseaux is located just outside the town of Villars-les-Dombes about an hour’s drive from Lyon, in the heart of the Dombiste Lakes. It is home to the most impressive collection of birds from all over the world to be found anywhere. The park is not only unique because of its collection, but also because of all the various ways visitors can discover the different species. Visitors can observe the birds in 20 different carefully designed landscapes that recreate the bird’s natural habitats which allow them to be housed in an environment that they are use to. The Parc des Oiseaux’s aviaries have been also specially designed to allow visitors to get closer to the birds than ever before. The park is best known for its award winning ‘Birds in Flight Show’, the 150 birds from around 20 different species starring in this breathtaking show make it the most impressive bird show in the world. While many European presentations usually let birds of prey steal the show, the Parc des Oiseaux prefers to feature species that reflect the rich and diverse variety of birds that live in the park. Most of the birds starring in the show were born and raised by the team at the park. The show will be the highlight of your visit, as the Parc des Oiseaux pulls out all the stops to show off its magnificent birds as they were meant to be seen, in flight.
A 27 mètres de haut la Tour Panoramique vous permet de survoler les oiseaux sauvages et de profiter d’un panorama unique sur les sites du Parc des oiseaux, les étangs de la Dombes et le Mont-Blanc ! Eclosion, nourrissage parentale, premier envol : au-dessus de la canopée, vous assisterez à d’émouvantes scènes de vie dans les nombreux nids de cigognes qui bordent la Tour Panoramique.
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Adult: 20 €
Child : 15 €
Teenager (13-25 years): 17 €
Disabled: 9 €
Group adults: 17 €
Group children : 14 €.

Free entry for children < 3 years, the drivers.
Child entry valid for 3 - 12 years.
Group rate available for > 20 people.

Means of payment :

From 21/03 to 12/04/2019
Opening hours daily between 10 am and 5.30 pm.

From 13/04 to 05/07/2019
Opening hours daily between 9.30 am and 6 pm.

From 06/07 to 01/09/2019
Opening hours daily between 9 am and 7 pm.

From 02/09 to 29/09/2019
Opening hours daily between 9.30 am and 6 pm.

From 30/09 to 11/11/2019
Opening hours daily between 10 am and 5.30 pm.
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0.2 km
01330 Villars-les-Dombes
Email :
Phone : 04 74 98 05 54
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Latitude 45.992311,
Longitude 5.026546