Your visit

Your visit

We wish you a pleasant and very successful visit thanks to the comfort and to the equipment of the hide © RNN St Denis du Payré
Several telescopes are available in the hide.

Come with your family for a moment of respite in one of the most beautiful hides in France. During this getaway, you'll enjoy the flight of the Black-tailed Godwit, the Lapwing's cry and the Peregrine's chase...

What to do when visiting

Illustration de grue cendrée - Benoit Perrotin
Crane © Benoit Perrotin

Firstly, you must go to the Pôle des Espaces Naturels located in the village of Saint-Denis-du-Payré (near the church), where you can buy tickets for the reserve, and where you can watch Philippe Briffaud's film "Thousand and One Varieties" (18 minutes).

Then you'll need to drive to get to the reserve, which is 3 miles away. You'll take a pathway on stilts (440 yards) to get to the hide, at any time of year, with no need for any specific equipment.


Opening Times 2018

Opening times 2018
From Febuary to October except during french school holidays (see below)Fridays from 9:30am till 12:30am
From February 18th till March 11thFrom Monday to Friday from 9:30am till 12:30am and from 2:00pm till 6:00pm.
And Sunday from 2:00pm till 6:00pm
From April 08th till May 06thFrom Monday to Friday from 9:30am till 12:30am and from 2:00pm till 6:00pm. Except May 1st.
And Sunday from 2:00pm till 6:00pm
May 27th ("Fête de la Nature")From 2:00pm till 6:00pm
From July 1st till August 31stEvery day except Saturday from 9:30am till 12:30am and from 3:00pm till 7:00pm
September 16th ("Journées du patrimoine").
Depending on water levels fluctuations. Please call us.
From 2:00pm till 6:00pm
October 07th ("Eurobirdwatch").
Depending on water levels fluctuations. Please call us.
From 2:00pm till 6:00pm
From October 21st till October 28th and November 04th. Depending on water levels fluctuations. Please call us. From Monday to Friday from 9:30am till 12:30am and from 2:00pm till 6:00pm.
And Sunday from 2:00pm till 6:00pm

You can also download our leadflet.

Prices

Prices 2018
Adult5 €
Children (7-17 years), student, job seeker, disabled3,50 €
Less than 7-year-old childFree
Family ticket (2 adults and 3 children)17 €
Adult Annual pass (valid one year from the purchase, only during opening periods)20 €
Reduced Annual pass (valid one year from the purchase, only during opening periods)14 €

The admission desk will close an hour before hide closing time.


Useful Information

  • Access to the reserve is limited to the opening periods and hours
  • The nature reserve is accessible to people with reduced mobility
  • The best times of the day to visit are in the morning or in late afternoon, due to lighting conditions
  • Dogs are not allowed in the nature reserve
  • 18 telescopes are available for the public to use in the hide.
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