Animal parks / zoos / aquariums / nature reserves
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.
LA FERME DES POMMETTESSAINT-JEAN-DE-MONTS
Feed your tame animals. Videos (births etc.). Crazy golf for all the family
OBSERVATOIRE DE LA BAIE DE L'AIGUILLONSAINT-MICHEL-EN-L'HERM
Observatory overlooking the Baie de l'Aiguillon - Seaside
LES MARAIS SALANTS DE L'ILE D'OLONNEL'ILE-D'OLONNE
Salt marshes of Ile d’Olonne From June to September during the harvest period, the Ile d’Olonne salt workers will be working on site. La Salorge de la Vertonne and Aux Fèves marsh - Discover the work of Benoît and Matthieu through their Salt marshes To visit products and guided tour. Guided tour by the salt marsh worker from April to June and September: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5 pm. In summer: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 am and 5 pm, Wednesday at 5 pm. Rate €2. Tel 09 61 22 45 55. Rivolia marsh - The Raffin’s family will woo you with tales of a trade practiced since 1744. Avocet marsh - Yohan Eveno carries on the salt mining methods and traditions used in the previous century.