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Le village des Tortues - CLOSED

quartier les Plaines, 83590 Gonfaron, France
+33 4 94 78 26 41
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A good day out

We visited for the first time, we have promised to do it for years but never got around to it... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2016
James P
via mobile
Tortoise sanctuary

Well done explanation of the various species and habitats. From tiny babies hatched recently to old... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
Rick L
Alberta Beach
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“turtles” (13 reviews)
“pens” (2 reviews)
“rescue” (3 reviews)
quartier les Plaines, 83590 Gonfaron, France
+33 4 94 78 26 41
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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We visited for the first time, we have promised to do it for years but never got around to it. Entry is reasonable at €8 especially as it goes towards protecting the tortoises. Plenty to see and interactive stuff for the kids. Not swish and...More

Thank James P
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Well done explanation of the various species and habitats. From tiny babies hatched recently to old beasties wandering about the pens & poking their heads above water, wondering if the humans had snacks, they were well-maintained. As a builder, I would like to see someone...More

Thank Rick L
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Nice small place, with a lot of information about tortious. Problem is that there is little information other than in French. They don't speak English and they allow only visa credit card.

Thank Amiram D
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

The turtles have all been rescued and will be put back in the wild if possible, which makes the cause behind this park an extra reason to visit. Everything is explained in 4 languages (not something you see often in France ;)). Enterence is 12,5€...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Our kids loved it. We had the chance to see the feeding and got some extra explanations from the personnel.

Thank Steven V
Reviewed 8 January 2016

Great place to visit, it is cheap to enter and you get a guide to walk around with. Lots of tortoises ranging from large to small, including babies! Fascinating to hear about their work, and the stories of different tortoises. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank Catjane2610
Reviewed 29 August 2015

REally enjoyed visiting this place with my 2 children aged 5 & 6, whilst they loved seeing the tortoises it was really educational too and encouraged many questions. Play area good for younger children, picnic area and reasonably priced gift shop.

Thank JosieH
Reviewed 23 August 2015

While a bit out of the way for anyone visiting on the coast -- it is worth the trip for anyone who is a nature/turtle enthusiast. This village is a non commercial turtle rescue center with the ultimate goal of protecting turtles that cannot protect...More

Thank Cmsnyc
Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

This is a small but interesting place to visit. The clinic showed the challenging work that they carry out. Great variety of tortoise and turtles on display. The tortoises were in great enclosures and very active when we visited. As previously stated the information was...More

1  Thank Finlays_folks
Reviewed 1 August 2015

We enjoyed our visit and we learned lots of stuff about tortoises and turtles. The first thing you need to know is that this is not a zoo, it is a research institute and rescue centre. The second thing you need to know is that...More

1  Thank Simon M
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