Eagle factory since 1997

Currently,the park is closed 

An animal theme park

 

Les Aigles du Léman are an animal theme park located in Haute-Savoie, between lake Geneva and the Mont Blanc. The park offers the public the opportunity to admire more than 220 birds and to understand the way of life for the 80 different species throught the exceptional shows.

The close proximity to the animals and the interactivity with the public is strengthened thanks to the five different daily shows staged in order to educate whilst entertaining.

The park is situated on nine hectares dedicated to raptors in a natural setting and is located approximately 25 minutes drive from Geneva. The park also includes the newly built ” Terre des Aigles”, where the public is welcome to walk around this space which is the largest area for free flight raptors in the world.

Conservation has always been and continues to be at the forefront of our mind and since the opening of the park, more than thirty species of raptors have been reproduced.

Concerned about the protection of the environment, the park uses natural materials, mainly wood and stone for its installations.

 

 

 

Les Aigles du Léman has been rated “excellent” by 118 travelers !

The shows

5 different shows per day !

(shows presented in French)

Your tickets includes all the shows we present during a day from 10 am to 6 pm

Reservation are necessary only for groups of more than 20 people

The Lords of the Sky

The grand eagle show has dozen of birds of prey flying just above the audience’s heads. It’s guaranteed to thrill and captivate. This show provides the audience with the opportunity to discover the bird’s beauty and understand their fragility. For a long time, these birds have been persecuted due to misunderstanding and human superstitions.

Duration : 40 min

Schedule :
Holidays schedule, week-end and wednesday include : 15h
School Schedule form the 3rd of June to the 5th of July, monday, tuesday, thursday and friday : 13h00

The Sword in the Rock

Out of their forts, the knights clash in a merciless tournament. Weaponary, horse racing, the crashing of spears, this stunt show will be sure to entertain and humour you.

Durée : 40 min

Schedule :
Holidays schedule, week-end and wednesday include : 16h

School Schedile from the 3rd of June to the July, monday, tuesday, thursday and friday : 14h00

Eagles and horses

The falconry of kings

For centuries, man has been training horses and eagles to work together. It is through this show of equestrian falconry that you will measure all the beauty and complexity of this art major in medieval societies. What’s more amazing than seeing predators and prey evolve together !

Duration : 20 min

Schedule :

Holidays schedule, week-end and wednesday include : 11h30

School Schedule from the 3rd of June to the July, monday, tuesday, thursday and friday : 11h00

 

Robin Hood

Relive the legend of Robin Hood through this cape and sword show where action and humor meet!

Duration : 20 min

Schedule :
Holidays schedule, week-end and wednesday include : 14h15

School Shedule from the 3rd of June to the 5th of July, monday, tuesday, thursday and friday : 11h45

The birds of the lake

The show take place in the largest aviary of raptors of the world «Terre des Aigles».

This show presents birds that depend on water to live. These are your everyday common birds who frequent our lakes and swamps, like cormarants, herons, storks and wild ducks. Each of these species has its role and their physique is adapted to their way of life and techniques of fishing !

Duration : 20 min

Schedule :

Holidays schedule, week-end and wednesday include: 10h30

 

Ours Raptors

More than a hundred raptors to see in their aviaries and an amazing show to discover and understand them better !

Among others, you will meet the world’s biggest raptor, the Andean condor with its wingspan of 3.2 metres. Moreover you will appreciate an exceptional collection of fishing eagles with the rare Steller sea eagle, the biggest in the world weighing 9 kilograms. Also, you will have the unique opportunity to view the white-tailed eagle which is the biggest european raptor. It disappeared from France in the middle of the twentieth century but is still visible in Western Europe.

Some of our most extraordinary raptors are presented below. But there is plenty more to discover in the park !

 

Our eagles

Our vultures

Our owls

Our buzzards

Our kites

Our falcons and caracaras

Our others raptors

Our others birds

Our eagles

Pygargue à tête blanche

Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Bald eagle

 

Pygargue à queue blanche

Haliaeetus albicilla

White tailed sea eagle

 

Pygargue de Steller

Haliaeetus pelagicus

Steller’s sea eagle

Pygargue vocifer

Haliaeetus vocifer

African fish eagle

Bateleur des savanes

Theratopius eucodatus

Bateleur

Aigle couronné

Stephanoaetus coronatus

Crowned eagle

Aigle royal

Aquila chrysaetos

Golden eagle

Aigle impérial

Aquila heliaca

Imperial eagle

 

Aigle huppard

Lophaetus occipitalis

Long-crested eagle

Aigle martial

Polemaetus bellicosus

Martial eagle

 

Aigle bleu du Chili

Geranoaetus melanoleucus

Black-chested buzzard-eagle

Aigle des steppes

Aquila nipalensis

Steppe eagle

Aigle de Verreaux

Aquila verreauxii

Verreaux’s eagle

Aigle de Wahlberg

Hieraatus wahlbergi

Wahlberg’s eagle

Aigle criard

Clanga clanga

Greater spotted eagle

Aigle fascié

Aquila spilogaster

African hawk-eagle

Aigle ravisseur (ss indienne)

Aquila rapax vindhiana

Asian tawny eagle

Uraète audacieux

Aquila audax

Wedge-tailed eagle

Aigle Botté

Hieraaetus pennatus

Booted Eagle

Our vultures

Condor des Andes

Vultur gryphus

Andean condor

Gypaète barbu

Gypaetus barbatus

Bearded vultur

Vautour fauve

Gyps fulvus

Griffon vulture

Vautour moine

Aegypius monachus

Cinereous vulture

Vautour percnoptère

Neophron percnopterus

Egyptian vulture

Vautour à dos blanc

Gyps africanus

White-backed vulture

Vautour à tête blanche

Trigonoceps occipitalis

White-headed vulture

Vautour de l’Himalaya

Gyps himalayensis

Himalayan vulture

Vautour de Rüppell

Gyps rueppellii

Rüppell’s vulture

Vautour néophron moine

Necrosyrtes monachus

Hooded vulture

Vautour palmiste

Gypohierax angolensis

Palm-nut vulture

Vautour aura

Carthates aura

Turkey vulture

Vautour oricou

Torgos tracheliotos

Lapped faced vulture

                                                                      Vautour Shogun

                                                                                               Gyps Bengalensis

                                                                                                                                                White rumped vulture

Vautour urubu à tête jaune

Cathartes burrovianus

Lesser yellow-headed vulture                                              

 

                                                                              Urubu noir

                                                                                                     Coragyps atratus

                                                                                                                                                                                  Black vulture

Our owls

Hibou grand duc de virginie

Bubo virginianus

Great horned owl

Hibou grand-duc d’Europe

Bubo bubo

Eurasian eagle-owl

Hibou grand-duc du Cap

Bubo capensis

Cape eagle owl

Hibou grand-duc de Sibérie

Bubo bubo sibiricus

Eagle owl

Hibou grand-duc de Verreaux

Bubo lacteus

Verreaux’s eagle-owl

Hibou grand-duc du Bengal

Bubo bengalensis

Indian eagle owl

Hibou strié

Pseudoscops clamator

Striped owl

Hibou petit-duc à face blanche

Ptilopsis leucotis

Northern white-facial owl

Chouette effraie

Tyto alba

Barn owl

Chouette lapone

Strix nebulosa

Great grey owl

Chouette à lunettes

Pulsatrix perspicillata

spectacled owl

Chouette de l’Oural

Strix uralensis

Ural owl

Chouette masquée

Strix rufipes

Rufous-legged owl

 

Chouette leptogramme

Strix leptogrammica

Brown wood owl

Ninox d’Australie

Ninox novaeseelandiae

Southern boobook

Harfang des neiges

Bubo scandiacus

Snowy owl

Our buzzard

Buse de Harris

Parabuteo unicinctus

Harris’s hawk

Buse féroce

Buteo rufinus

Long-legged buzzard

Buse à queue rousse

Buteo jamaicensis

Red-tailed hawk

Buse tricolore

Buteo polyosoma

Variable hawk

Buse variable

Buteo buteo

Common buzzard

Buse royale

Buteo regalis

Ferruginous hawk

                                                            Autour des palombes

                                                                                Accipiter gentilis

                                                                                                                        Nothern goshawk

Our kite

Milan noir

Milvus migrans

Black kite

Milan royal

Milvus milvus

Red kite

Milan sacré

Haliastur indus

Brahminy kite

Our falcons and caracaras

Faucon sacre

Falco cherrug

Saker falcon

Faucon crécerelle

Falco tinnunculus

Common kestrel

Faucon kobez

Falco vespertinus

Red-footed falcon

Faucon pèlerin

Falco peregrinus

Peregrine falcon

Faucon d’éléonore

Falco eleonorae

Eleonora’s falcon

Faucon émerillon

Falco columbarius

Merlin

Faucon Gerfaut

Falco rusticolus

Gyrfalcon

                                                                           Faucon lanier

                                                                                                    Falco biramicus

                                                                                                                                                      Lanner falcon

Faucon hobereau

Falco subbuteo

Eurasian hobby 

Caracara chimango

Milvago chimango

Caracara chimango

Caracara de Forster

Phalcoboenus australis

Striated caracara

Caracara des montagnes

Phalcoboenus megalopterus

Mountain caracara

Caracara à tête jaune

Milvago chimachima

Yellow head caracara

Caracara huppé

Polyborus plancus

Southern crested caracara

Our others raptors

Messager sagittaire ou Serpentaire

Sagittarius serpentarius

Secretarybird

Circaète Jean-Le-Blanc

Circaetus gallicus

European Snake Eagle

Our others birds

Grand Cormoran

Phalacrocorax carbo

Great comorant

Aigrette garzette

Egretta garzetta

Little egret

Cigogne blanche

Ciconia ciconia

White stork

Bernache nonette

Branta leucopsis

Barnacle goose

Oie de Toulouse

Anser anser

 Toulouse’s goose

Free flight aviaries

Terre des Aigles

This unique site, more than 18000 m2 in size, allows visitors to walk through a space in direct contact with the largest raptors on the planet. A real place where they can fly, reproduce and enrich their behaviour thanks to the numerous interactions between the 14 different species. Once a day you can attend the parish, the famous time where the vultures but also eagles will meet and fight over the carcass that was brought to them.

This aviary is under the constant study of biology students who will try to reveal the behaviour of our birds in the unique space.

 

 

 

The mythical meal of vultures

While you walk the trails in the aviary Terre des Aigles, come and watch the vultures feeding time. You will discover this unknown yet fascinating animal with it sinister reputation.

An immersion in the territory of one of the largest scavengers in the world !

 

Schedule : 13h

 

The four tower

Meet the medium-sized species

In this largely wooded space, cohabit twenty raptors of eight species. They are the représentatives of the so-called medium-sized raptors with a less than 1.5 m wingspan.

Among them is the rare yellow-headed vulture and Brahminy kite.

For those whom the land of eagles and its giants frighten a little, this is an opportunity for a experience of direct contact with magnificient raptors…a little less impressive !

 

Freedom

This aviary of 4200 m2 is occupied exclisively by a couple of white-tailed eagles !

Here, we do not enter !

The goal is to allow this couple to reproduce in the most natural conditions possible thanks to the huge fishing pond at their disposal.

The Lapinodrôme

During your visit, you will enjoy this space, which we have dedicated to the litlle ones in your family. Your child can pick up and pet the multitude of rabbits running about and playing in this natural enclosure.

A fun and magical way to access nature while having fun !!

 

Biography

Jacques-Olivier TRAVERS

The man who fly with eagles…

Jacques-Olivier was born in 1972 in the department of Ain in France and spent his childhood in the countryside surrounded by birds. He worked at Villars les Dombes, the largest bird park of France, whist he was studying journalism. When he was 24, he decided to take the plunge and create his own animal park dedicated to raptors, Les Aigles du Léman. Currently, there are around 220 raptors of 80 species that are housed in the park, which is one of the largest collections in the world.

The voice of the eagles – A man of communication and entertainment 

 

He understands very quickly the interest of bringing raptors closer to people and begins in 1998 to perform in different events with his eagles.To his credit a few firsts, release of eagles from a captive balloon “Airstair” in 1998, first show of equestrian falconry in the park in 1999, training of an eagle in order to be the living mascot of the Geneva Ice Hockey Club. Therefore, since 16 years, his eagle bring the puck of the match to the referee in a closed ice rink containing more than 6000 people, World premiere of the new Omega watch in 2003 where the eagle has to bring, by flying, the watch to Cindy Crawford, the godmother of the watch. First presentation of a condor of the Andes on horseback in 2005 in Caen, during the show “Golden Horses”. Flight of an eagle on a glacier following a free-rider in the slope for “the night of skiing” in 2005. Long-distance flight (about 4kms) between take-off and landing at the Icare section in 2006.He has also presented his shows in the biggest institutions: Evian Masters, Grand Prix of America, Qatar Cultural Festival, UEFA Gala Night, Elysee Palace Show, FIFA Tournament, American Cemetery. ‘Omaha Beach …’

Cameras on birds : In 2009 for the BBC, Jacques-Olivier began to place cameras on the backs of his birds. These exceptional images were televised all around the world and included flyovers of the Mer de Glace, Paris, London, Cologne and Dubaï. The latest flight will remain in the history of falconry for its world record six minute flight from the top of the United Arab Emirates 830m Burj Khalifa tower which was broadcasted live on BBC World program and viewed by close to 1 billion people around the world. 

 

A program to teach eagles to fly !

The concept is to allow birds, born in captivity, to fly back into the wilderness. Jacques-Olivier accompanies the birds in nature to show them how to fly. For this he uses paragliding, skiing, kayaking and horses. These methods have proven to be incredibly effective for the birds but also an extraordinary way to raise awareness throught its spectacular and poetic images.

 

Sports achievements                 

  • Take off from the summit of Mont Blanc paragliding with one of his eagles and land 50 minutes later in Chamonix.
  • Cross the Manche sea, still paragliding with his eagle. Letting go, both from a helicopter over England at 4000 m altitude.
  • Cross the Victoria Falls in ULM accompanied by his eagle.

 

Movies to take known and love eagles

Since 1999, Jacques-Olivier was asked to shoot his birds in wildlife documentaries, series, fiction film realized by BBC, Discovery Channel, France 5, Arte… Then, he decided to work at the realization of documentaries : “Sherkan l’Aigle du Mont Blanc” and “Les Aigles de la liberté” with wich he wins many Awards at festivals. In 2014? he produces with Muriel Barra the film for the 10th anniversary of Ushuaia TV. It will be a film entitled “Freedom, l’envol d’un aigles”. Then, in 2017, they have done a 5d film on the wings of an eagle named “Le défi de l’aigle”. Finaly, in 2018, a new film appears recountingthe major events of Jacques-Olivier Travers : “La voie des Aigles”.  

 

Jacques-Olivier Travers, a filmmaker committed to animal conservation:

In 2014, The International Union for Conservation of Nature, asked him to produce a film for the anniversary of the 50 years of the Red List, list of endangered species on our planet.

After that, in 2018, his film “An Eagle over Dubai” traces the incredible adventure he had with his eagle in Dubai.

This amazing flight from the Burj Khalifa earned him more than 6 mn live on BBC World to promote the safeguarding of eagles on our planet.