An unique Reserve a model of rewilding

The Animal Reserve of the Monts d’Azur is close to Nice, to Cannes (50km/31miles) and to Grasse (30km/19miles). It is a Reserve where ancestral and amazing species from the European fauna are living freely together : European bison, deer, wild boar, Przewalski horse, roe, chamois, eagle, griffon vulture, … and more.

Which means, several hundred species, all families combined.  A large part of them, still remains very discrete,live within the 700 hectares (about 1,730 acres) of the Reservation offering a multitude of habitats to hide from the visitors eyes !

Inside the Animal Reserve, humans are just  guests who witness, in any season, the usual life of the European fauna and the role it plays in the dynamics of ecosystems. You will witness complex natural phenomena that arouse the curiosity of the visitor and encourage respect for nature.

The Monts d’Azur Biological Reserve is also a mosaic of surprising and fascinating environments: rocky cliffs of pic de l’Aigle at 1700 m altitude(5578 feet high), natural meadows, remarkable woodlands …

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Ecotourism & responsible travel a challenge for the future

The project of an Animal Reserve is backed by a simple fact: ecotourism and holidays are not incompatible as long as we develop a new form of responsible and sustainable tourism.

The goal is not to create a hot spot for mass tourism where the animal would be a paid to view caged merchandise. Here we have a strong desire to combine responsible tourism and ecology, a place where humans are not the master but just a humble guest of wild fauna and flora.

Developing responsible tourism in France is a necessity. Our Reserve aims to serve as a pilot project to demonstrate the importance of ethical and responsible tourism.

Here, everything is done so that the footprint of the visitor is limited and its place in the environment is redesigned before it is too late

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Activities For the whole family

Besides the Animal Reserve tour, many activities are available for the whole family: guided safari trek or in a horse-drawn carriage during the summer, a guided snow racquets tour or in a horse-drawn sleigh during the winter, observation huts and photo shoots, natural swimming-pool, a climbing wall and playgrounds for children…

The Reserve is also rich in lessons for academics and scientists specializing in biodiversity.

Your Nature holidays start with wild and surprising Safaris, led by specialists and adapted to the seasons. What better way to observe wildlife in its natural environment?

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Accommodations ecological and comfortable

The Monts d’Azur Biological Reserve also offers original and comfortable accommodation.

During summer and automne, you could also spend the night in Ecolodges, surrounded by nature  and enjoy time of conviviality and sharing around a barbecue with the other guests.

And all along the year benefit from the comfort of La Petite Ecole’s bedroom, or the well being of the bioclimatic villa and make the wild animal your new neighbour !

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