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La Colline aux Oiseaux, Caen

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A 17 hectare (42 acre) park, La Colline aux Oiseaux opened in 1994 atop a former landfill. The park's elements include a large rose garden, a boxwood maze, and a miniature garden map of Normandy. An animal park features ducks, goats, donkeys, and peacocks. Stroll through the various gardens, and consider bringing a picnic. Use our Caen online trip maker to visit La Colline aux Oiseaux on your trip to Caen, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Lovely park. We stopped here to kill a few hours before catching our ferry home to the uk and it more than provided! Lovely playground and a fun maze, lots of shady picnic spots, clean toilets, even.....  more
    Lovely park. We stopped here to kill a few hours before catching our ferry home to the uk and it more than provided! Lovely playground and a fun maze, lots of shady picnic spots, clean toilets, even.....  more »
  • Unfortunately dogs are not allowed in this garden - I cannot understand why. It is a shame as they are beautiful 
    Unfortunately dogs are not allowed in this garden - I cannot understand why. It is a shame as they are beautiful  more »
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  • Peaceful and beautiful park with animals, flowers, roses, greenery, fountains and views. Car park right next to it, there is a mini golf and toilets also. We really enjoyed and think if we would like close by this place would be our reading, chilling spot for sure.
  • Great park to learn about the environmental issues. The whole park has been built on a waste dump site. Now, it is covered by trees, roses and vegetation, but below it is full of plastic bottles, glass, cans. There is a great demonstration area about the history, and a cross section of the waste below. Otherwise, the park offers a great panorama view on Caen, has a little farm with animals, unfortunately no direct access to the animals for feeding and touching. There is a nice playground, and several tracks for walking. The car traffic nearby is high at one side of the park, but inside it ok. There no protected bike lanes to reach it, but at least there is a bike parking in front of it. If you are visiting Caen as a tourist, I think this is a must see experience to learn about current environmental issues. And a great place for children to run around, play, and see some animals.

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