Falaise aux Vautours
  • 64260 Aste-Béon
  • Phone:+33 (0)5 59 82 65 49
  • Fax:+33 (0)5 59 82 65 65
  • Website
The 82-hectare protected area of the Falaise aux Vautours was originally a haven for 10 griffin vulture pairs nesting in the limestone cliffs above the villages. Now, there are more than 120 couples, plus various other raptors – notably a couple of Egyptian vultures who come back every springtime; the miniature cameras beam images from the heart of their nest. La Falaise aux Vautours (Cliff of the Vultures) shows live, big-screen, round-the-clock images from nests on the cliffs 500m higher up. If the moment’s right, you can peek in on nesting, hatching and feeding in real time. There’s also a good display about vultures.

Practical information

Opening hours

Apr: Mon - Fri 10am-noon & 2pm-5pm, Sat, Sun 2pm-5pm
May: Mon - Fri 10am-noon & 2pm-6pm, Sat, Sun 2pm-6pm
June - Aug: daily 10:30am-12:30pm & 2pm-6:30pm
Sept: Mon - Fri 10am-noon & 2pm-5:30pm, Sat, Sun 2pm-5:30pm
Oct - Dec, Feb & school holidays: Mon - Fri 2pm-5pm

Prices

Adults: €6
Children (age 5 to 15): €4

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