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Le Village des Tortues, Carnoules

Nature reserve and rescue centre for tortoises and turtles
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Visit tortoises from all around the world in this unique park.

Many different breeds of tortoise and turtle are cared for in this sanctuary - they even have a turtle clinic for when they are poorly and a creche for the babies!

The Villages des Tortues is the only specialist turtle centre in Europe, they treat over 300 turtles and tortoises per year.

Open year-round from 9h-19h from 15th March - 15th October and 9h30-17h from 16 October - 14 March.

The park has a snack café, La Tortue Gourmande, and a number of picnic spots. There is also a play area for small children and a gift shop selling all sorts of turtle-related items.

Who should go

Animals lovers and families

How to get passes

Tickets can be bought on the door - tickets bought online benefit from a discount of 20%.

Child policy

The park is great for children and offers plenty to keep them entertained.


Families & Kids
  • Children welcome
  • Play Area


  • Nature


  • 1065 route du Lac Carnoules
  • 83660