Museum and interpretation centre
in NOTRE-DAME-DE-MONTS

BIOTOPIA

Biotopia, or the promise of a new way to discover nature, at Notre Dame de Monts.

The choice is yours: on foot, by bike or by car. The site is located at the gateway to the town centre and on the edge of the pine forest, at the crossroads of footpaths and cycle paths. It has also been awarded the "Accueil Vélo" label and is a base for trail and Nordic walking enthusiasts. Yes, at Biotopia, you're bound to be a fan of outdoor activities, where the environment takes centre stage.

The building's large bay window is reminiscent of a camera lens observing, zooming in on and photographing the natural world directly opposite. So, as soon as you arrive, the scene is set: you're plunged into the world of the coast and the forest.

Open the doors of this unique site in the Vendée. It promises to sharpen your sensitivity to the environment. The exhibition has been designed in collaboration with scientists, to guarantee you quality content and to shed light on the mysteries of nature, all presented in a modern, fun, interactive and sensory museography, to make the information accessible to everyone, including the little ones. It all starts with an immersive video. Then, as your Biotopia adventure unfolds, you can manipulate, smell, listen and explore, taking a close look at plankton, searching for little treasures in the dune, diving into an interactive pond...

You can also extend the experience outside, beyond the 170m² of exhibition space. After all, there's no better way to learn about nature than by walking through it.

The arboretum invites you to discover a variety of tree species. It is laid out along a short path accessible to pushchairs and people with reduced mobility or visual or hearing impairments.
Outdoor trail, available in French or English: "Nagomi and the hidden benefits of the forest". Use our tablet to go on an interactive walk in the forest with your family or friends and discover the hidden benefits of the forest. Like a collaborative game, join forces to revitalise our virtual character: Nagomi. As part of a partnership with Biotopia Japan, you'll be able to project yourself into the Japanese forest through a virtual portal!

The team of mediators completes this offer by proposing guided walks and original activities. Depending on the season, you can enjoy nature film screenings, storytelling, children's workshops, stingray egg hunts, mushroom outings or walks around the heronry.

The site aims to be accessible to as many people as possible. It has been awarded the Tourisme & Handicap mark and is involved in the "Welcome" network, which aims to improve the welcome given to foreign customers.
We speak : English

Themes

  • Environment and nature

Opening

Horaires d'ouverture du 30 mars au 23 juin 2024
N/AOuvert de 14h à 18h
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N/AOuvert de 14h à 18h
Horaires d'ouverture du 24 juin au 22 septembre 2024
N/AOuvert de 10h à 19h
N/AOuvert de 10h à 19h
N/AOuvert de 14h à 19h
N/AOuvert de 10h à 19h
N/AOuvert de 10h à 19h
N/AOuvert de 14h à 19h
N/AOuvert de 10h à 19h
Horaires d'ouverture du 23 septembre au 03 novembre 2024
N/AOuvert de 14h à 18h
N/AOuvert de 14h à 18h
N/AOuvert de 14h à 18h
N/AOuvert de 14h à 18h
N/AOuvert de 14h à 18h

Rates

TarifsMin.Max.
Single adult rate
7 €
Individual child rate
4 €
Reduced individual rate
5 €

Payment methods

  • Bank cards
  • Bank and postal cheques
  • Holiday vouchers
  • Species

Services

Equipment

  • Picnic area
  • Toilets

Services

  • Shop
  • Cycle parking
  • Car park
  • WiFi

Adapted tourism

  • Hearing impairment
  • Mental disability
  • Motor impairment
  • Visual impairment
From 7 € / adult

Address

50 avenue Abbé Thibaud
85690 NOTRE-DAME-DE-MONTS
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