Animals in freedom,

an immersion in Nature.

Situated in the heart of the Monts d’Azur, 1 hour from Nice, the Animal Reservation of the Monts d’Azur is an exceptional model in experimentation of “rewilding” (reestablishment into the wild).

It is the first animal reservation in Europe which has vocation to reintroduce ancestral and astonishing species from the fauna and the flora,  dating from the neolithic period, living freely side by side.

All total, a few hundred  species, all animal families combined (mammals, birds, insects, fishes, etc) are living on the Reservation. A large part of them, still remains very discrete, the 700 hectares (about 1,730 acres) of the Reservation offering a multitude of habitats to hide from the visitors eyes !

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Guided safari trek a total immersion

For the most active and curious people, in search of a total immersion in nature. UNIQUE in Europe, the guided safari trek provides an impressive experience in the heart of the family groups of bison, wild horses, deer or wild boar. Guided by our experts and equipped with your most comfortable shoes (pack your flip-flops and your swimsuit for Saint-Tropez ...), you will walk the wooded plains and steep areas looking for signs of animal presence and observe the Wildlife complex behaviors . No pens, no bars. Between you and them, about twenty meters (66 feet)of nature and a euphoric sensation of great freedom. Live a rare experience of communion with the animals and change your relationship with the wild. Be an animal among animals, linked to them by deep mutual respect.

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  • Guided safari trek
  • Guided Safari on foot for 2H
  • Guided safari in a horse-drawn carriage
  • Guided snow raquets trek
  • Guided horse-drawn sleigh

Guided Safari on foot for 2H 120 minutes of immersion

Have you ever done a horse-drawn carriage guided tour or a guided safari trek at the Reservation of the Monts d'Azur reserve? A new experience open. Experience immersion in the heights of the Reserve! Scramble through groves, be surprised by wildlife. Book a two-hour guided trek, with one of our guides. They will be able to give you new information on places off the beaten path ... You can enjoy a new type of tour in untouched areas that are inaccessible with a horse-drawn carriage! Starting in June ,reservation are available for a 2 hour guided trek from 4.00 to 6.00pm. This tour is recommended for good walkers and children who will appreciate the beauty of these rare landscapes. (Children under 6 years old are not allowed).

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  • Guided safari trek
  • Guided Safari on foot for 2H
  • Guided safari in a horse-drawn carriage
  • Guided snow raquets trek
  • Guided horse-drawn sleigh

Guided safari in a horse-drawn carriage an immersion with the family

Ideal for a first discovery of the Reserve. The carriage safari allows the youngest of our visitors, the least mobile or the "not so physically fit" to enjoy the wonders that the wilderness can offer them while lulled by the rolling of our carriages. Pulled by two sturdy draft horses, Mulassiers poitevins or Boulonnais, they take routes, which differ according to the time and the day to adapt to the rhythm of life of the wild animals. Come discover the European bison, wild horses and all other species among the 800 present on the Animal Reservation of the Monts d’Azur.

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  • Guided safari trek
  • Guided Safari on foot for 2H
  • Guided safari in a horse-drawn carriage
  • Guided snow raquets trek
  • Guided horse-drawn sleigh

Guided snow raquets trek explorer of the Great North

In winter, the safari is on snow raquets. In the silence of winter, while the wild landscapes are covered with a white coat, time seems suspended. The trek is transformed into a refreshing and soothing hike, conducive to full awareness of the importance of Nature. Put on your best and warmest winter outfits and humbly explore this immaculate sanctuary.

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  • Guided safari trek
  • Guided Safari on foot for 2H
  • Guided safari in a horse-drawn carriage
  • Guided snow raquets trek
  • Guided horse-drawn sleigh

Guided horse-drawn sleigh the white immensity

Who said that the sleigh was reserved for Santa Claus? Enjoy yourselves with a peaceful ride through the wilds of the Monts d'Azur Reserve, in a relaxing and quite winter atmosphere. During the winter, the snow covers all 700 hectares ( 1730 acres) of the Reserve, to the delight of the young one (and the older !). Unless you wear such a beautiful and warm natural fur as the European Bison, coats and warm boots are absolutely required in this season!

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  • Guided safari trek
  • Guided Safari on foot for 2H
  • Guided safari in a horse-drawn carriage
  • Guided snow raquets trek
  • Guided horse-drawn sleigh
800
Animal Species (All Orders) in freedom
700
Hectares in the heart of the Monts d'Azur
1st
Animal Reserve of Europe
15
Years of existence and passion

Ecological lodges a night in nature.

The Animal Reservation of the Monts d’Azur also offers original and comfortable accommodation. You will be able to spend the night in nature, sharing space with the inhabitants of the forest, in a natural and pleasant setting, freely…

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