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Bird reserve belonging to the Vendée Department with three lakes. This reserve, 30 minutes from the Puy du Fou hosts a wide diversity of birds (museum, observatories and footpaths)

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Les Boucheries


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Presentation of: LA CITE DES OISEAUX

The ornithological reserve of the “City of Birds” encompasses more than 138 acres. Primarily set up as two large lakes (the first 56 acres and the second 7 acres) this nature reserve is an unmissable place to come and observe a large numbers of different birds.
This reserve is ideally situated on the main Western European migratory paths and benefits from the influence of the region’s most humid zones: le lac de Grand Lieu, le Marais Breton, la Baie de Bourgneuf, le Marais Poitevin et la Baie de l'Aiguillon. 
A haven of peace for passerine birds, birds of prey and water birds it is one of the most extensive wetland in inland Vendée.
Explore the City of Birds at your own pace:
The Discovery Centre houses a novel exhibition on animal migration
walking trails around the lakes
discover the wildlife from the observatory and hides
A junior bird-watching kit is available for children from the age of 3 to 12 years old with binoculars, a compass and map, puzzle solving and collecting clues to discover the mystery animal.

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Museum theme
Environment and nature
Natural sciences
Full adult price from 3€ to 4.5€ (accès au centre de découverte)
Payment methods
Cheques and postal orders
Holiday vouchers
Free tours (individuelles): Yes
Guided tours (individuelles): Yes
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Free tours (groupes): Yes
Guided tours on request (groupes): Yes
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Visit languages
Visit: French
Billboards: French
Access map, location
Road (national / local)
Puy du Fou: 20,6 Km
Spoken language
Picnic area
Games area
Further information
Visible point of interest without tour
Conseil Départemental de la Vendée
Philippe BERTHEAU - Département de la Vendée
Conseil Départemental de la Vendée

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