The Bois-de-la-Bâtie is much loved for its animal park covering approximately 2.5 hectares, open free of charge every day. Initially created to familiarise the urban population with the region’s wildlife, it now contributes to the conservation of heritage species.
Meeting the park’s residents
Il abrite également d’anciennes races d’animaux helvétiques en voie de disparition et appartenant à notre patrimoine, participant aux projets de conservation des espèces menacées menés par la fondation ProSpecieRara.
The Bois-de-la-Bâtie animal park spreads over around 2.5 hectares and enables visitors to observe numerous species of regional wildlife and farm animals all year round. The park is particularly popular with families in spring time, when the residents give birth to a number of babies.
It is also home to ancient breeds of Swiss animals threatened by extinction that form part of our heritage and is involved in projects to conserve endangered species led by the ProSpecie Rara Foundation.
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Fun signage at children’s height allows little people who are curious to learn more about the animals living in the park. Children can follow the 30 or so signs at their own pace and play the games and quiz displayed on them.
Useful information for your visit
The Bois-de-la-Bâtie animal park is open to the public, but dogs are prohibited.
The animal park is open every day, free of charge, during the following times:
- November to March: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.;
- April to October: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Duration of the visit
With curious children, you should count about one hour when visiting the animal park. Informative brochures provide the public with detailed information about the park’s inhabitants, in particular the ProSpecieRara breeds which are threatened by extinction.
The Bois-de-la-Bâtie animal park is accessible by public transport:
Bus line 2 and 19, Clair-Vue stop
Parc animalier du Bois de la Bâtie
Chemin de la Bâtie 28
Accessibility of the site
Article modifié le 20.05.2022 à 10:09