FAQ

Are picnics allowed in the park?

Yes, there are special picnic areas throughout the park.

Can I leave the park and come back in again?

You may leave the park to pick something up from your vehicle. Prior to leaving, you must have your hand stamped and show this stamp upon re-entry.

Does the park have disabled and reduced mobility access?

The park’s infrastructure is equipped for wheelchair users. There are wheelchairs available in the park’s shop, subject to availability upon your arrival. We cannot accept reservations. An ID card will be requested as a deposit.

How can I avoid a long wait at the park entrance?

We recommend purchasing your tickets in advance online, which grants access to the park via the “reserved queue”. Queues generally form from 10:00-12:30 on busier days (Sundays, bank holidays, and during school vacations). Therefore we recommend arriving as early as possible (the park opens at 9am in July and August).

If I find an injured bird, where should I go?

The Parc des Oiseaux cannot shelter wild animals. In case of emergency, please contact your nearest Wild Animals Centre (more info on http://uncs.chez.com). In County Ain, this is the “Athénas” Centre in Lons-le-Saunier (39) – Tel: (+33) 384 246 605.

Can I get to the park by train?

The SNCF railway station in Villars-les-Dombes is just a 20-minute walk from the Parc des Oiseaux. A footpath, named “Pierre Poivre” or Pepperstone, leads directly to the park and is well-marked along the way. Villars-les-Dombes is on the Lyon – Bourg-en-Bresse line.

If I have a camper van/mobile home, how long may I use the car park?

As a visitor, you may use the car park during your day visit to the Parc des Oiseaux. Parking at night is strictly prohibited. The Parc des Oiseaux campsite, a mere 500m away, has camping and caravan sites: (+33) 474 980 021 or camping@parcdesoiseaux.mc-client-178979-2.602-site-officiel.wpd.api-and-you.com.

If I’m interested in working at Parc des Oiseaux, whom should I contact?

Send your application (CV + cover letter) by post or email (rh@parcdesoiseaux.mc-client-178979-2.602-site-officiel.wpd.api-and-you.com), specifying your area (Animal-keeper, Botanist, Administration, Reception, Restaurants). We will reply systematically.

What payment methods are accepted at Parc des Oiseaux ?

We accept payments by card, cheque, traveller’s cheques…cash is only accepted at the park entrance. To pay in cash at our shops, you will need an “electronic wallet” card.

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