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Beaucens  -  Haute-Pyrénées (65400)

In the Pyrénées, 15 km south of Lourdes; 5 km southeast of Argelès-Gazost

Le Donjon des Aigles

  • Spectacle with large birds of prey, at an 11th-century feudal castle.
  • Location: 11, Rue du Courrier
  • Open: Every afternoon from Spring vacations to Sept, 15h30 and 17h; August: 15h, 16h30, 18h.
  • Tel: 0562 971 959
  • A collection of over 45 species of birds of prey, and a wildbird show of international fame.

Rocamadour  -  Lot (46500)

Eagle Rock - Le Rocher des Aigles

  • Spectacle with birds of prey in free flight, and a show with parrots.
  • Open: April through October
  • Entry: 8 euros
  • Tel: 0565 336 545, or 0565 653 906
  • Web: www.rocherdesaigles.com
  • Their website is very fancy; doesn't work with Firefox and Mac.

Grotte Préhistorique des Merveilles

  • Cave drawings
  • Open: Apr-June 10h-12, 14h-18. July-Aug 9h-19h. Sept-Nov 10h-12h, 14h-18.
  • Closed: Nov after Toussaint until end March.
  • Tel: 0565 336 792; Fax: 0565 33 67 92
  • Beautiful subterranean caves, with 20,000 year-old cave drawings, from the late paleolithic.