Meet the animals

Come and meet the animals – an exhilarating experience

Observe the animals in wilderness

Marmots, large raptors, chamois, invertebrate,...
A very simple motto : patience and observation !

Visit an animal park

and observe them more closely !

Go for a guided experience

The Mountain professionals love to share their secrets during the guided experiential tours - the best way to see the Pyrenean fauna and flora!

Le Parc Animalier des Pyrénées (The Pyreneen Animal Park)

What a pleasure to walk among Pyrenean animals - and the more exotic ones also - who live here in semi-freedom! Ranked among the Top 3 most beautiful zoos and parks of France, it is a must to visit for any family. The park, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2019, is full of surprises!

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Le Donjon des Aigles (Raptor Park)

The Donjon des Aigles is a beautifully landscaped 11th century feudal castle, where we discover a prestigious collection of birds. Every afternoon there is an incredible show, with commentary, where raptors and colourful parrots take the spotlight circling above the heads of awe-filled spectators.

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The Lutin Pêcheur Fishing course

Whether you are a beginner or an amateur, discover this fishing area (without a license). The equipment is free of charge and the trout caught are weighed (and paid for) at the end of the session! Do not miss the free exhibition and the shop where a whole range of artisan trout products are on offer. During the summer, you will enjoy free tastings of the delicate and fragrant Pyrenean trout ... a real treat

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The marmot, star of the Pyrenees

A photogenic animal par excellence, marmots are easy to observe. Be attentive and listen, his little hiss tells you that he’s around! He roams the meadows in search of flowers, roots and other treats, and likes to hide between the stones where he digs his burrow. Playful and friendly, he amuses young and old and brightens up any hike in the mountains!

Guided hikes

Hiking with a professional mountain guide

Local guides and mountain guides are best placed to help you observe the Pyrenean fauna. In complete safety, on uncrowded footpaths and away from the hustle and bustle, this is the perfect way to meet wild fauna, be it on land, in the water or in the air!

Contact a local or mountain guide

Guided marmot walk
Every Thursday in July and August, the Val d'Azun Mountain guide office offers an easy hike to meet the marmots in the heart of the Pyrenees National Park.
Prices: 16 € / adult, 6 € / child. Info and reservations on 05 62 97 49 49.

Meet the Pyrenean National Park Rangers

National park rangers love to share their knowledge of the surrounding area during the Mountain Info Sessions held within the park. Feel free to come along. There are Info Sessions all year long.
Full program available in tourist offices.

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  • Valleys of Gavarnie - Hautes Pyrénées | Raptor Park
  • Valleys of Gavarnie - Hautes Pyrénées | Raptor Park