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Teich Bird Reserve

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Address: Rue de Port, 33470 Le Teich, France
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Wonderful place!!! Shame it isnt closer to home so I could visit regularly ;-)

I had not heard about this place before finding out about it locally. Wow! It is better than any Bird Reserve I have visited in England, and we have some good ones! I thought... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gail T
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 288 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had not heard about this place before finding out about it locally. Wow! It is better than any Bird Reserve I have visited in England, and we have some good ones! I thought the entry fee was a bit steep until I had toured the whole site and only wish I had arrived earlier to make a more relaxed... More 

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Manchester
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My first trip to this reserve but hopefully not my last - An amazing variety of habitats & birdlife. Friends recommended taking a full day to walk the 6km+ to visit the 20+ viewing areas and, seriously, I could have spent 2 days and doubled the enjoyment. The birds are up close and personal on many of the hides, seemingly... More 

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Surrey, UK
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

If you like bird-watching then you could spend all day here. I recommend looking at their website which has information in both French and English and a calendar showing the best times of day to go. I quite like watching birds but did get a bit tired after a couple of hours! It's quite a large reserve - we walked... More 

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1 Thank snowpingu
France
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

Great experience even for none bird watchers or none photographers. Long footpaths, varied habitats & plenty of hides. Seeing a dozen or so Storks nesting in the treetops was particularly impressive. The differing seasons do have an effect on what you will see though as does the time of day. Very easy to spend a full day walking around.

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1 Thank Stephen G
Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We picked a lovely autumn sunny day to visit. It is a wonderful place to view a variety of birds in their natural (and so far) unspoilt habitat. The hides are spacious and well situated. As others have suggested, going at high tide is best as most of the birds return to the reserve during that period. We visited at... More 

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1 Thank FatBoyTravels
Vilvoorde
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

Superb 6 km long foot trail in the delta of the Eyre river on the Basin d'Arcachon. 20 hides make it possible to spot hundreds of birds/species. Go at high tide: more birds are then in the reserve (at low tide, the move more towards the Bassin d'Arcachon itself). Very low entry price, possibility to rent binoculars; good restaurant with... More 

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

We had a most interesting day out among peace and nature, even at the height of the August holiday season. Le Teich Parc Ornithologique is one of the most important bird sites in Europe, and despite our being there during low tide, we still saw a great variety of birds, fish, eels and even some coypu. Allow at least 4... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

On the train line between Bordeaux and Arcachon is Le Tiech. After a 20 minutes walk you can find yourself in the peace of the estuary. Plenty of paths to walk along, loads of hides to sit and watch the different birds and just the peaceful feeling of being away from the hustle of the city. We saw storks in... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

8 euro 90 entrance, discount for RSPB members. Good paths between 20 hides, some with stairs to give raised views. Lots of swampy areas ideal for waterfowl. Visited early afternoon and had to race back to the entrance to avoid being locked in at 7pm. Visited again the following day for a more leisurely time. It's about 45 minute walk... More 

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2 Thank Alan C
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Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Very good. Im a first timer on this so take it from that perspective. Beautiful, peaceful, easy to access. But check begorehand what is the best times of the year to go and also best times during the day!

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