An animal theme park
Les Aigles du Léman in the focus of event
«The Alpine Eagle Race» by foundation Eagle Wings
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Alpine Eagle Race – teaser
Jacques-Olivier Travers – Eagle Wings falconner
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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 !
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 : 15h
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 : 16h
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 : 11h30
Relive the legend of Robin Hood through this cape and sword show where action and humor meet!
Duration : 20 min
Schedule : 14h15
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 : 10h30
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 !
Vautour de l’Himalaya
Hibou grand-duc du Bengal
Indian eagle owl
Hibou petit-duc à face blanche
Northern white-facial owl
Chouette de l’Oural
Chouette à lunettes
Our falcons and caracaras
Caracara à tête jaune
Yellow head caracara
Our others raptors
Messager sagittaire ou Serpentaire
Our others birds
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. In the morning 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.
Warning : The path of the aviary «Terre des Aigles» is a bit rocky, so it is pretty much harsh with wheelchairs. Indeed, we try to make a place as natural as possible for the birds. However, you can easily go through the two others biotopics aviaries «La Lagune» and «Le Clos des 4 tours».
Meeting in Terre des Aigles
Discover the biggest species of raptors with our guide.
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 !
Amazing, you can see (an even pet !) our rabbits inside the aviary.
This aviary of more than 5000 m2 is dedicated to an extremely rare species in zoological park : the Osprey. Three pairs take advantage of this unique space with its 2 fishing ponds. They share space with the booted eagle and the short toed snake eagle.
The public can discover these birds by taking advantage of the terrace of the snack inside the aviary which is unique in its kind.
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.
- 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.