Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau

Camargue  >  France

Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau is located at the heart of Camargue’s Regional Natural Park.

Added* by Antoinne Sterk
Most recent update 28 November 2023


The ornithological park is an ideal site to observe birds, which include hundreds of Greater Flamingo in their natural habitat. Permanent residents of the Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau include a number of species of heron, passerines and birds of prey. Large colonies of herons and egrets nest in the trees, whereas terns, gulls and Avocet take up residence on the lake islands. Several species of passerine can be found singing and nesting in the reed beds and in trees, bushes and hedges throughout the Park. Winter visitors in the Camargue include ducks, geese, Common Crane, birds of prey and a number of rarer species, such as the tiny Penduline Tit. Admission fee is € 7,50.



Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau is located at the heart of the Camargue, 5 km north of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer. Due to its location, traveling there by car is the best option. Park at the visitor centre. Click on the P in the map for directions. Admission fee is € 7,50.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Sea , Reedbeds


Flat , No shadow

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring , Summer , Winter , Autumn migration


Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

The Park’s reception office is open every day (except on December 25th). A refreshment stand / terrace is open from April to October. An average visit lasts about 1 hour or 1 hour 30 minutes. The 2.8 kilometers of trails in the southern part of the Park are entirely accessible to people with reduced mobility.


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