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The Maison du Fier or House for the Discovery of Natural Resources

Managed by the LPO on the Ile de Ré, the Lilleau des Niges National Nature Reserve welcomes thousands of migratory and sedentary birds every year… and just a stone’s throw from the Reserve, you can visit the Maison du Fier! It offers a wide range of discovery activities.

To do when visiting the Maison du Fier:

La Maison du Fier welcomes you to the very last salt shed on the Ile de Ré. Discover the “Ré, côté Nature” exhibition on the fauna, flora and landscapes of the Ile de Ré.
Take advantage of the opportunity to stroll around the edges of the nature reserve, where the path is freely accessible all year round. You’ll find geese and ducks in winter, and blue throats and common terns in spring.
When the Maison du Fier is open, you can also rent an audioguide to explore the trail and discover the educational markers.

Maison du Fier opening dates and times :

In 2024, the Maison du Fier is open to the public from April 6 to November 3. To help you plan your visit, here are the opening times by period:

  • April to June, daily except Saturday mornings, 10am to 12:30pm and 2:30pm to 6pm.
  • July 1 to August 31, daily except Saturday morning, 10am to 12:30pm and 2:30pm to 6:30pm.
  • From September 1st to September 30th, daily except Saturday mornings, 10am to 12:30pm and 2:30pm to 6pm.
  • In October, open only in the afternoon from 2.30pm to 6pm; closed on weekends except during school vacations.

Outside these periods, the Maison du Fier is closed, but the animation team offers outings and activities throughout the year. You can find them at: https://www.maisondufier.fr/

Admission to the Maison du Fier :

If you’d like to visit the Maison du Fier, it’s worth knowing that the full price is 4 euros. The unemployed, students, people with reduced mobility and schoolchildren benefit from a reduced rate of 3 euros. Admission for children under 5 is free. A group rate of 3 euros is also available. This rate applies to groups of 12 or more.

If you’d like to go on a discovery tour, the full rate is 8 euros, reduced rate 5 euros and children under 5 free.
Nature walks cost €3.50 full price, €2 concessions and are free for children under 5. A “museum + nature walk” package is also available.
Please note that outings are organized according to an annual calendar.

For more information, please visit the reception desk at Camping Ile de Ré Les Prises.