Animal parks / zoos / aquariums / nature reserves
OBSERVATOIRE DE LA BAIE DE L'AIGUILLONSAINT-MICHEL-EN-L'HERM
Observatory overlooking the Baie de l'Aiguillon - Seaside
OBSERVATOIRE DU GORGEAISLAIROUX
Observation platform overlooking the communal meadows - Marais Poitevin
In the heart of the Mervent forest, 6 mins from Fontenay-le-Comte, spend an unforgettable day at Natur'Zoo!
TABLE D'ORIENTATION ÎLE DE LA DIVESAINT-MICHEL-EN-L'HERM
Orientation table overlooking the île de Ré and the Baie de l'Aiguillon - Seaside
ZOO DES SABLESLES SABLES-D'OLONNE
The Zoo of Les Sables introduces a new type of Zoo by marrying a respect for its environment, with the protection of its exotic biodiversity and making its visitors aware of good eco-citizenship. Through its ecological philosophy, the Zoo limits the negative impact on the environment, by setting up measures to protect the local flora and fauna, participating in conservation projects to protect exotic species and increasing general awareness of good ecological citizenship. The zoo is certified ISO 14001 and is a forerunner of a nex type of leisure parc. Located near the heart of Les Sables d’Olonne, the Zoo is a 3 hectare haven of greenery nestling by the Vendee coast. It presents a riche and luxuriant vegetation, mixing endemic and exotic species. The Zoo shelters around 280 animals of more than 40 threatened species (nigerian giraffes, atlas lions, red pandas, monkeys, reptiles…) Come and join the zoo team at feeding time for the otters, black footed penguins, macaws, giraffes, tapirs and wolves.
RESERVE BIOLOGIQUE DEPARTEMENTALE DE NALLIERS - MOUZEUIL SAINT MARTINNALLIERS
Alone or guided, discover the natural wealth of the reserve. Between Luçon and Fontenay-le-Comte, it helps protect 132 acres, part of the Marais Poitevin. 45 minutes from La Rochelle and the beaches. Marais Poitevin: wetlands.
Between seas and oceans, between hot and cold water, a living world drags you down to the depths ... Enter in Sealand, enter in the aquatic world. You are now at the Land of the Seas! To the sound of a strange music, Neptune will present you the fantastic universe of the underwater fauna and flora. Discover this wonderful spectacle, and dream for as long as you want in this fabulous universe made of silence and colours. 500,000 liters of sea water, 200 meters of paths, 200 species and 1,000 animals. Open every day from February 7th to November, 11th 2016, 10am - 12:30pm and 2pm - 7pm. In summer, non-stop opening from 10am to 8pm. Sea lion show at 10:45am, 3pm and 4:30pm. Visit length: 1h30. Groups (50 people maximum). Prices: Adults: 13 euros, Children under 11 years old: 10 euro