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Monts d'Azur Biological Reserve

Leisure, Recreational activities, Zoo - animal park in Andon

  • Enter the wilds of the Monts d’Azur Biological Reserve, 40 minutes from Grasse, and discover an extraordinary site that is home to European bison, wild horses, deer, wild boar, foxes, and more – the fabulous fauna of Europe, roaming free!

  • A 700-hectare natural preserve dedicated wholly to wildlife
    The Monts d’Azur Biological Reserve is in the town of Thorenc encompasses a mosaic of surprising and fascinating environments, from rocky cliffs to verdant, grassy plains to remarkable woodlands.

    Among the emblematic species that you can see on the site are the European bison and the Przewalski’s horse, successfully reintroduced by Dr. Patrice Longour and his staff. These animals quickly acclimated to this environment, that...
    A 700-hectare natural preserve dedicated wholly to wildlife
    The Monts d’Azur Biological Reserve is in the town of Thorenc encompasses a mosaic of surprising and fascinating environments, from rocky cliffs to verdant, grassy plains to remarkable woodlands.

    Among the emblematic species that you can see on the site are the European bison and the Przewalski’s horse, successfully reintroduced by Dr. Patrice Longour and his staff. These animals quickly acclimated to this environment, that which their ancestors trod a few millennia ago. This reintroduction has also had significant positive impact on site’s biodiversity, with striking development of the flora and remarkable evolution in the open environments.

    Our safaris:
    Immersive safaris, for an up-close and personal experience with wild animals!
    The Reserve has a variety of safari types available (walking, wagon, snowshoe, or sleigh), all guided by specialists who accompany visitors as they come face-to-face with the freely roaming wildlife, while shedding light on how these large mammals interact with their environment.
    - Walking safari – 90 mins
    - Snowshoe safari (depending on snow conditions) – 90 mins
    - Wagon safari – 60 mins
    - Sleigh safari (depending on snow conditions) – 45 mins



    Prolong the pleasure with a vacation in the midst of stunning natural scenery...
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  • Environment

    • Mountain location
    • Close to a trunk road
  • Spoken languages

Services
  • Accessibility

    • Not accessible in a wheelchair
  • Equipment

    • Play area
    • Toilets
    • Car park
  • Services

    • Educational visits
    • Shop
Openings
  • All year
  • Monday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Fermeture annuelle du 12 novembre au 12 décembre.
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