Birds can be pink (think flamingoes by Hyères or ), obnoxious (think seagulls) or lovely on the Côte d'Azur. In La Londe Les Maures, they're outright exotic.
The ornithological and botanical garden in La Londe (Jardin d'Oiseaux Tropicaux) doesn't look like much from the entrance. Step in and you'll find hundreds of colorful birds from Africa, South America, Australia, Papua New Guinea.
The most striking may be the hornbills with their enormous beaks worn like bright yellow hammers and casque on the upper mandible.
Also at the park you'll find yellow, blue or pink parrots, red and blue para keets.
The park is definitely worth a visit after a morning at the beach or strolling around Le Lavandou, Bormes or Hyères. Plus right next door you'll find one of La Londe Les Maures' oldest winery, the Chateau Maravenne, winery estate. It opens for visits Monday to Saturday 8h00 to 12h00 and 14h00 to 19h00, Sunday: 9h00 to 12h00; during Winter, Monday to Saturday until 18h00.
Jardin D'Oiseaix Tropicaux Opening Hours:
June 1 to September 30: 9AM to 7PM.
October 1 to October 31 & February 1 to May 31: 2PM to 6PM
November 1 to January 31: 2PM to 5PM
Jardin d'Oiseaux Tropicaux
Route de Valcros. 83250 La Londe Les Maures
Phone: 04 94 35 02 15
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