Donjon des Aigles

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday 10:00 am - 12:00 am 02:30 pm - 06:30 pm
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 12:00 am 02:30 pm - 06:30 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 12:00 am 02:30 pm - 06:30 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 12:00 am 02:30 pm - 06:30 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 am 02:30 pm - 06:30 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am - 12:00 am 02:30 pm - 06:30 pm
  • Sunday 10:00 am - 12:00 am 02:30 pm - 06:30 pm

Opens Sunday at 10:00 am

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Useful information

Location : À la montagne

Province : Hautes Pyrénées - Lourdes and Gave Valley

Services

  • Chèques Vacances (Holiday voucher)
  • Credit card accepted
  • Disable access
  • Entertainment
  • Groups
  • Mountain view
  • Parking
  • Pets welcome
  • English
    • An unforgettable spectacle in the heart of the Pyrenees !

      The Château de Beaucens, in the Hautes Pyrénées, houses one of the most prestigious collections of raptors : Kites, Vultures, Eagles, Eagles, Falcons and Buzzards rub shoulders with Parrots. On a musical background, a beautiful spectacle rich in emotion to discover during the Spring holidays at the end of September, 15 km from Lourdes. Children and adults are delighted.

      THE SETTING :
      In the Pyrenees, there is a medieval castle that has stood for 10 centuries on the rocky outcrop overlooking the village of BEAUCENS. Located 15 km from Lourdes, very close to Argelès-Gazost, the imposing ruin offers a wide panorama over the valley and the Pyrenean chain. It houses in its old walls one of the most prestigious collections of diurnal and nocturnal raptors in the whole world.

      BIRDS IN FREEDOM :
      The birds of prey are displayed in an attractive and original way, mostly without cage or bars, according to the traditional falconer technique ; educational scrolls tell you about the biology of each species. Only the art inherited from the falconers of the Middle Ages, AFFAÎTAGE (training) based on patience and gentleness allows you to admire these magnificent sailboats in their fullness.

      A SHOW AT THE FOOT OF THE DUNGEON :
      Every afternoon, you can admire them moving freely in the Pyrenean sky. They will be joined by our astonishing parrots, sociable, noisy and multicolored in an exceptional animal show, rich in beauty and emotion. If our raptors and parrots are tame, during our flight demonstrations there is no question of turning them into circus animals and asking them for something other than what they know and like to do in nature. It is there in their environment that they must be loved and protected…

      Come and discover them and admire them very closely !


      HOURS AND OPENINGS:

      • Open from Saturday April 16 to September 30, 2022

      • Show every afternoon at 3:15 p.m. and 5 p.m.

      • From July 14 to August 25 inclusive, shows at 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

      Find it on the Guide Toulouse Pyrénées's Blog...

      Le Donjon des Aigles : the grandiose spectacle of the lords of the sky!
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Traveller Reviews Donjon des Aigles

4.6 sur 5 1506 reviews

  • Jay Brown

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Jay Brown on 08/07/2022

    Wonderful way of seeing a fantastic array of beautiful birds close up. Knowledgeable handlers who clearly enjoyed their job. Impressive and entertaining afternoon display with plenty of opportunities to take photos. Would go again…

  • Steve Inskip

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Steve Inskip on 04/08/2021

    This is a cracking place. Don't miss the live show....it's awesome. Well worth the entry fee and a must-see place if you're in the vicinity.

  • Eric T

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Eric T on 10/08/2021

    Great activity for family! The site is magnificent, the show is very entertaining and educational and the birds are well taken care of.

Traveller Reviews Donjon des Aigles

4.5 sur 5 322 reviews

  • "Long show in French"

    3 / 5 Reviews posted by ronny256 (Savannah, Georgia) on 29/07/2021

    The exhibits of birds sitting on posts and tied with the cords were rather disturbing. Show was interesting but for someone not speaking French most of the value was lost. Since I don’t my rating...

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  • "Wonderful attraction and well worth a visit"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Tony E (Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom) on 12/09/2019

    This was our third visit and each time it does not fail to enthrall - Both Adults and Children will love the seeing the creatures especially with the wonderful backdrop this ruined castle gives.

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  • "Memorable and stunning"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Ruth W (Colchester, United Kingdom) on 10/06/2019

    If you love birds and the natural world it's well worth going out of your way to pay a visit. I see other people have commented about the 'chained up' birds. I'm no expert but I do know that birds...

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Donjon des Aigles

Address

100 rue du Château
65400 Beaucens

GPS coordinates

42° 58'18.18"N, 0° 3'35.22"W

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