Château de Beaucens

Beaucens, France

The Chateau of Beaucens is a former castle of the Viscounts of Lavedan dating mainly from the 14th century. The site was transformed into a zoo, the Keep of Eagles, where there are Birds of prey flying around the ruins of the castle with a view of the Gaves valley.


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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Valois Dynasty and Hundred Year's War (France)


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tue keller (2 years ago)
we did not understand the french description during their show and still this is the best bird show i have witnessed in spectacular surroundings in an old castle ruin
Jay Brown (2 years ago)
Wonderful way of seeing a fantastic array of beautiful birds close up. Knowledgeable handlers who clearly enjoyed their job. Impressive and entertaining afternoon display with plenty of opportunities to take photos. Would go again…
Eric T (3 years ago)
Great activity for family! The site is magnificent, the show is very entertaining and educational and the birds are well taken care of.
Steve Inskip (3 years ago)
This is a cracking place. Don't miss the live's awesome. Well worth the entry fee and a must-see place if you're in the vicinity.
Frank Huber (4 years ago)
A very nice place for a visit. The show is overwhelming. They have mostly birds of prey. The let them fly very close above the audience' heads which is great. Birds do not look stressed at all. Best part was the Condor.
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