Espace Faune de la Forêt d'Orient

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Entre Mesnil-St-Père et la Maison du Parc
Latitude: 48.277345
Longitude: 4.370048
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Situated on a 89 ha peninsula of the Lac d'Orient,  between Mesnil-St-Père and the Maison du Parc, a special place allowing the discovery of mammals populating the forests of yesterday and today.

With a little patience and keeping as quiet as possible discover, from three observatories on the edge of the woods deer, roe deer and wild boar
as well as tarpan,auroch and elk.  Living in semi-captivity in their natural milieu , the animals are more easily seen at the end of the day.

It's in three refurbished enclosures, that three new species have come to join the deer, roe deer and wild in former times...

The Espace Faune de la Forêt d’Orient presents to the public « grazing animals » in semi-captivity, from yesterday and today, without forgetting the local flora and fauna, such as the little creatures of the ponds, the winged multitude of the nature reserve, the trees of our forests…  In brief, a real Noah's Ark in the heart of the Park …

L'Espace Faune is adapted for partially sighted people and non ambulant people labelled Tourisme & Handicap.

Visit the Espace Faune in photos.

Group reservations

For schools and leisure centres that want the offer of nature discovery with accommodation
call the Centre d'Etude et de Pédagogie à l'Environnement, Ligue de l'Enseignement au 03 25 41 28 63

For other groups, or for further information on the opening hours,
contact the Intercommunal Tourist Office : 03 25 43 38 88 or

Prices and schedules

Visit without guide :
Adults and childen aged over 13 : 7€
Children 3-12 : 5€
Children under 3 : free
Special price (medical centre, specialised institutes ) : 4€

Annual subscription (for the season2012), unlimited visits without a guide :
Adults : 30€
Children 3-12 : 20€
Children under 3 : free

Guided tours (about 1 1/2 hours) by reservation :
Adults min 10 people : 10 €/ per person
Schools, leisure centres(1 adult free / 10 children ) : 6€/ per child
Medical centre, specialised institues (1 adult free / 4 people) : 6€/per person

Reception of individuals and families is possible :
- April - 30th September every day except Friday, 2 00-8 00 closure of the ticket office 7 00.
- 1st- 31st October every Sunday from 2 00-6 00 .
- From 1st November groups are welcome every day of the week throughout the year
except Saturdays and Sundays.
- Closure of the Espace Faune 21st December -7th January 2013 for group visits.


Espace Faune de la Forêt d'Orient

Entre Mesnil-St-Père et la Maison du Parc

Tel 03 25 43 38 88
Fax 03 25 41 54 09