Nestling at the heart of Dombes with its thousand lakes, in a 380-hectare nature reserve, Villars-les-Dombes Bird Park is the biggest bird park in France with a surface area of 35 hectares.
Arranged around a central pond surrounded by vegetation, this protected site helps preserve endangered species and is home to a wide variety of birds, ranging from birds of prey to parrots, through pelicans, herons and penguins. Over 3 500 birds of around 300 species from all five continents, live in this haven of peace. The Pelican Pond, the Pantanal Aviary, the Valley of Birds of Prey and the City of Parrots are so many enchanting places which are sure to delight children and grown-ups alike!
The Bird Park, open to the public from March to November, also offers a superb display of flying birds, activities, and a guided tour with commentary on a little train around the big pond.
The Bird Park
With over 3500 birds from around the world, the Birds Park this one most important collections of birds in Europe. For over 40 years, the Bird Park offers visitors a fascinating world combining scenery, wonder and discovery.
Conveying strong values of respect for the environment, preservation of biodiversity and awareness, the Bird Park offers a world tour to its many visitors. His birds are subject to an original presentation with faithful reconstructions landscape to their original settings.
Open daily from 22 February to 8 March and 21 March to 15 November.