THE GOALS OF PROJECT Eco-tourism
In the middle of this animal sanctuary, the man is only a guest who attends, in any season, the daily life of a part of the European fauna and the role that it plays in the dynamics of the ecosystems. You will witness, the testimony of complex natural phenomena that arouse the curiosity of the visitor and encourage respect for nature.
MEET DOCTOR LONGOUR A DOCTOR LIKE NO OTHER
“After ten years of an exhausting fight against the bureaucracy, against skeptics, after the sale of his clientele and his beautiful villa, Patrice Longour, a tireless 56-year-old veterinarian, convinced his young wife, Alena, to follow him. He brought together his friends, he seduced investors after weeks of conversations, he pushed the administration against its desperate inertia, he even interested a Minister of Ecology.
This idea of a reserve, originated in Africa, in Botswana specifically, where for many years he campaigned for the protection of the Okavango Delta within the Preserve association, created with his lifelong accomplice, also veterinarian, Daniel Baubet.
Today, armed with convincing results of the integration of wildlife to its environment, Dr. Patrice Longour wishes to extend his ecological project, in places where modern agriculture can no longer ensure the sustainability of traditional farms.”
THE RETURN OF THE WILD IN FRANCE IT WAS TIME FOR FRANCE TO FIND ITS LOST SPECIES…
The Reservation of the Monts d’Azur is the only place in Europe where european bison and Przewalski horses are living together again.
These two emblematic species that the man had almost exterminated are gathered again in a territory they share with red deer, deer, chamois, wild boars, foxes, wolves, lynx and many other species. Wild and free!
Nobody before us had dared to organize this type of reunion. We did it. This effort is one of the most exciting ecological experiences of the moment in Europe.
THE GREAT WITNESSES THE RESERVE SEEN BY…
“I came to visit La Réserve des Monts d’Azur and meet Patrice Longour, its founder because I was interested in the restoration of French wildlife. It is rare to find animal parks of this size enhanced by an exceptional landscape and a various natural habitat. Seduced by the possibility of observing reintroduced bison and Przewalski horses, I often stayed there and was also able to observe and photograph a very diverse wildlife. I hope this project will be met with great success to this ambitious and exemplary nature tourism project.”