Parc des Oiseaux, Ornithological ParkHome to over 3,000 species of birds from all over the world!
During the 1960's the local authorities in Ain recognised the importance of the ecology of Dombes. To protect this unique ecosystem it decided to establish a nature reserve of 380 hectares in the heart of the Dombiste lakes near Villars-les-Dombes. As part of this project the Parc des Oiseaux was opened in 1970. Today this ornithological park is home to 3,000 different species of birds from all over the world and is one of the most popular visitor attractions in Ain. The park hosts many events and exhibitions throughout the year including the famous “Birds in Flight Show” which was awarded the title of best artistic and festive event by the Ministry of Tourism in 2008. There are also 4 different restaurants situated within the Parc des Oiseaux's 35 hectares as well as the ‘petit train' which provides tours of the park. Le Nid du Parc is a 4 star campsite situated 500 meters from the Parc des Oiseaux there is also hotel and gîte accommodation available nearby. The Parc des Oiseaux is also the departure point for the ‘Route de Dombes' which is a great way to see all that Dombes has to offer.
Places to stay
Villars-les-Dombes Furnished accommodation and Gîtes Le Martin Pecheur (G4433)
Villars-les-Dombes Furnished accommodation and Gîtes Camping Le Large
Villars-les-Dombes Campsite Campsite "Le Nid du Parc"
Things to do
Villars-les-Dombes Tourist routes Observatoires de l'Etang Chapelier
Versailleux Loisirs récréatifs