Tortoises from here and abroad
The Valley of the Tortoises is a wildlife park divided into two sections: the zoo section where you can admire more than 500 tortoises belonging to 30 different species, and the outdoor relaxation area, which includes a plant maze, picnic areas, a large playground for children, relaxing aereas, a route for the senses (for feet) complete with misting humidifiers and relaxing hammocks.
A Little History
The Valley of the Tortoises opened its doors on 29 April 2000. It is a private park that does not benefit from any government subsidies.
Why choose the Eastern Pyrenees?
Several species of tortoise are still present in the wild in this region, such as the Hermann tortoise or the Leprous Pond tortoise.
In addition, near Perpignan, on the site of Serrat d’en Vaquer, fossilised remains of giant prehistoric tortoises have been excavated and recovered, and have been named Testudo perpiniana.
This unique species populated the Roussillon plains for hundreds of thousands of years.