Animals in freedom,

an immersion in Nature.

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

It is the first animal reserve 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 in the Reserve. A large part of them, still remains very discrete, the 700 hectares (about 1,730 acres) of the Reserve offering a multitude of habitats to hide from the visitors eyes !

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2H GUIDED WALKING SAFARI 120 MINUTES CLOSEST TO THE WILDLIFE

Intended for the most active and curious and those looking for total immersion in nature. UNIQUE in EUROPE, the walking safari allows you to live an impressive experience at the heart herds made up of bison, wild horses, deer, fallow deer, elk or wild boar. Guided by our experts and wearing your most comfortable shoes (leave your flip-flops and your bathing suit for Saint-Tropez), you will survey the wooded plains and steeper areas for signs of animal presence. You will be able to observe the complex behaviours of the wildlife. No enclosure, no bars. Between you and them, there is only twenty metres of nature and the euphoric feeling of freedom. Live a rare experience of communion with the wild fauna! Change your relationship with the wild by becoming an animal among animals, linked to them in deep mutual respect.

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  • 2H GUIDED WALKING SAFARI
  • GUIDED CARRIAGE SAFARI
  • GUIDED SAFARI WITH SNOWSHOEING/ON FOOT (DEPENDING ON FALLEN SNOW)
  • GUIDED SAFARI SLEIGH/HORSE-DRAWN (DEPENDING ON SNOW)

GUIDED CARRIAGE SAFARI AS A FAMILY IN THE HEART OF THE WILD LIFE

Ideal for a first discovery of the Reserve. The horse-drawn carriage safari allows the youngest of our visitors, the less mobile, or the less “athletic” to enjoy, lulled by the roll of the horse-drawn carriage, the wonders that the wildness can offer. Towed by two robust draft horses, Mulassiers Poitevins or Boulonnais, the carriages take different routes depending on the time and day to follow the movements of wild animals. Come and discover the life of the European bison, wild horses, elk, stags, hinds or wild boars … and all the species that may greet you among the 800 found on the Monts d'Azur Animal Reserve. The Reserve is not a zoo and many animal species still remain discreet, especially during periods of high heat !

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  • 2H GUIDED WALKING SAFARI
  • GUIDED CARRIAGE SAFARI
  • GUIDED SAFARI WITH SNOWSHOEING/ON FOOT (DEPENDING ON FALLEN SNOW)
  • GUIDED SAFARI SLEIGH/HORSE-DRAWN (DEPENDING ON SNOW)

GUIDED SAFARI WITH SNOWSHOEING/ON FOOT (DEPENDING ON FALLEN SNOW) GREAT NORTH EXPLORER

In winter with the snow, the safari is on snowshoes. In the melancholic silence of winter, while the wild landscapes are covered with snow, time seems to stand still. The safari then turns into a rejuvenating hike, perfect for understanding the importance of Nature. Put on your warmest winter outfits and humbly explore this immaculate sanctuary.

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  • 2H GUIDED WALKING SAFARI
  • GUIDED CARRIAGE SAFARI
  • GUIDED SAFARI WITH SNOWSHOEING/ON FOOT (DEPENDING ON FALLEN SNOW)
  • GUIDED SAFARI SLEIGH/HORSE-DRAWN (DEPENDING ON SNOW)

GUIDED SAFARI SLEIGH/HORSE-DRAWN (DEPENDING ON SNOW) THE WHITE IMMENSITY

Who said that the sleigh was reserved for Santa Claus? Treat yourself to a peaceful stroll in the heart of the wild at the Reserve des Monts d'Azur, in a peaceful winter atmosphere. During winter, snow can cover all the 700 hectares of the Reserve, to the delight of children (and adults !). Unless you have a beautiful winter fur like the European Bison, coats, and warm boots are highly recommended during the winter as it can be very cold !

Discover this experience
  • 2H GUIDED WALKING SAFARI
  • GUIDED CARRIAGE SAFARI
  • GUIDED SAFARI WITH SNOWSHOEING/ON FOOT (DEPENDING ON FALLEN SNOW)
  • GUIDED SAFARI SLEIGH/HORSE-DRAWN (DEPENDING ON SNOW)
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 Reserve 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…