The objective of this class is to observe and understand mountain fauna. Children will be able to deepen their knowledge of the animal world. Observation of the living, ecology, fauna and flora, management of the natural space are the topics addressed.


Ariège Pyrenees

South of Ariège, on the border with Andorra, are the Ariège Pyrenees. Between mountainous landscapes and activities, there are many [...]


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1 - Visit of the House of Wolves in Orlu

1 Day: Come and meet packs of wolves evolving in the middle of the forest in the heart of the wild frontier. Discover wolves: from Europe, Canada, the Arctic and Poland. You will attend the commented feeding of one of these packs, and will thus better know the behavior and the social life of these superb animals so decried.
The visit is free for an hour and a half, during which you will discover:
- the barefoot trail to feel the pulse of the earth! - the sound station to listen to the fabulous tales around the wolf.
- thematic trails (traces, ornithological, botanical) allowing an approach of the mountain environment.
On a semi-guided tour, you can pet and brush the animals at Monsieur Seguin's educational farm, race with the wolf and take part in the gold panning workshop. Thanks to the tunnel of vision, the children will be able to approach it, in complete safety. They will live a magical and privileged head to head with the wolves.
Optional: as a souvenir of this beautiful day, leave with the print of a wolf's paw!
Picnic from the bag.

2 - Walk in the Orlu reserve to observe wild animals

Day 2: Accompanied by nature guides from the Maison de la Réserve and the Mountain Observatory, get up close to marmots, chamois and large birds of prey.
The Orlu Reserve discovery trail is an excellent way to discover and observe biodiversity. The hike is suitable for all ages. The nature guides of the Maison de la Réserve offer different approaches: discovery of the mountains, reading the landscape, the particularities of mountain fauna (isard, marmot, capercaillie, bearded vulture, etc.), the flora, etc.
Picnic from the bag.

3 - An unusual animal in our mountains: the llama

3 Day: A project designed and animated by the llameros. Reception in the village of Saleix: workshops of your choice over the day or half-day:
- Guided tour, in the meadows, the park in the middle of free llamas, around the discovery of the animal: behavior, food, reproduction, use… and other secrets (1 to 2 hours).
- Contact and care for animals, brushing and feeding (1 hour). - Activities on the history of wool, demonstrations, creation of llama wool objects to take home: spinning or weaving (1 hour).
- Discovery of the local flora (1 hour). - Activities around the environment and sustainable agriculture in the mountain area of ​​the Pyrenees and the Andes.
- Workshop around the culture of the populations of the Andes from the use of the lama, their wool and clothes (1 hour).
- Stroll with llamas on the lead, led by the children around Saleix (from 1 to 4 hours).
Picnic from the bag.

17:00 p.m .: End of activities.

NB: access to the village of Saleix can only be done with a 30-seater bus, otherwise access on foot about 30 minutes.

Evening vigil: tales and legends of Ariège provided by a storyteller.

Educational goals :
- Find your bearings, orient yourself and situate yourself in a geographical space.
- Discover the mountain environment.
- Provide some methods of observation, discovery and identification.
- Develop your sense of reflection, of deduction.
- Better understand the place of man in his environment.

Prices / Validity

Child: 121,80 €
Price Min. Max.
(from 22/11/0022 to 31/10/2023)
Min. €121,80

Base 30 children under 12 years old.

Payment method

  • Bank / credit card
  • Cheque
  • Vacation check
  • Cash
  • Bank transfer

The price does not include

Transport, picnic on the 1st day.

The price includes

Full board accommodation from dinner on the 1st day to lunch on the last day (snacks provided), activities, visits mentioned, a storytelling evening.



  • Holiday center
  • Stopover gîte / stay

Accommodation package

  • Accommodation with full board. Accommodation: Reception centers in the Pays de Tarascon and Haute-Ariège depending on availability. Approvals. DDJS / National Education

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