Welcome to the Zoo of la Barben, located only an hour from Marseille and about 30 min from Aix en Provence. La Barben Zoo in the heart of Provence offers a wonderful day out in a beautiful green park filled with Mediterranean fragrance. 9 km of footpaths through oak woods take you on a gentle journey into the world of animals! Open every day throughout the year, including public holidays.
Visit: Zoo De La Barben, La Barben, Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'AzurMore than 130 species and 650 animals Special events and education: Throughout the year the Zoo offers a great choice of Special events. Meet the Keeper: These daily sessions offer visitors the chance to get better acquainted with a variety of fascinating animals: what they eat, their lifestyle and behaviours, the threats they are facing in the wild, the new role of zoos… These sessions are an opportunity to observe, discuss and learn, designed for young and old alike, with the family or in a group. Place: in front of the enclosure of the featured animal Duration: 20 minutes Period: March to November and during the New Year school holidays. Times and animals: listed in the events diary or when you arrive at the zoo Birds flying demonstration: A unique experience – watch a variety of birds in free flight over the garigue natural grassland: falcons, vultures, owls, storks… An opportunity to learn all about these birds! Place: at the flying area, next to the hippos Duration: 30 minutes Period: 14 April to 14th October Dates and times: listed in the events diary or when you arrive at the zoo. Never on Friday ! Important: ffor safety reasons, the gates of the flying area will be closed while the birds are in flight, so you will be unable to enter or leave until the demonstration is completely finished!