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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.


Coach access, Room hire, Shop, Restaurant, Fast food


Play area, Picnic area, Toilets, Exhibition space, Themed path, Car park, Defibrillator, Restaurant, Coach parking, Secure parking

Langues parlées

English, French

Contact details

RD 1083 01330 Villars-les-Dombes

Tel. : 04 74 98 05 54

Fax. : 04 74 98 27 74


Adult: 19 €
Child (3-12 years): 14 € (from 3 to 12 years)
Family pass: 58 € (2 adults + 2 children)
Disabled: 8 €
Group adults: 16 €
Group children (3-12 years): 13 € (from 3 to 12 years).
Free entry for children < 3 years.
Group rate available for > 20 people.

Junior: € 16 (from 13 to 25 years old)
Room hire: package on request.

Opening times

From 08/04 to 12/11/2017.
Low season : 10 am - 5:30 pm
Season : 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
High season : 9:00 am - 7 pm (Friday nights).


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