The Eagle’s Keep

Le Donjon des Aigles: A magnificent setting for bird-watching

*** 79 km

The Donjon des Aigles, perched at an altitude of 500 metres, majestically overlooks the Argelès-Gazost valley, one of the pearls of the Pyrenees. Nestling in Beaucens, the impressive ruins of this 11th-century feudal castle have housed one of the world’s most prestigious collections of diurnal and nocturnal birds of prey since 1973: 47 species of birds of prey and 13 species of parrots.

A visit to the Donjon des Aigles includes :

  • An exploration of the remarkably well-preserved historic site, with its 11th-century remains.
  • A captivating presentation of the largest collection of birds of prey in the world, with over 45 species.
  • An animal show, accompanied by spellbinding music, offering an experience rich in beauty and emotion.