Red deer rut at dawn

  • Finished in 2022

  • 18/09, 24/09, 25/09, 01/10, 02/10, 08/10, 09/10

  • 07:00

Experience the fierce battles of the King of the Forest

A natural arena, several suitors, an awe-inspiring show... But there can only be one final victor! 

At the beginning of autumn, during the deer's mating season, the woods and echo with the stags' unusual yet mighty roars of love. With a bit of luck you may even hear the sounds of fierce battles raging. Enjoy a thrilling guided walk through our Wildlife Park as it is bathed by the first rays of dawn. 

Witness their courtship rituals and legendary battles between the males, admire the herds of hinds and stags gambolling on the Domain's vast grasslands and uncover the secrets of this mysterious animal that is nicknamed “the King of the Forest”. At the crack of dawn, enjoy one of nature's top wildlife spectacles! Free coffee and pastries for all you early birds.

Visits exclusively in French!

Useful information

  • 2h30

  • Visit mainly on foot

  • Coffee and pastries

Please remember to dress warmly and wear walking shoes!

Nightfall is also a great time of day to admire the rut of the red deer. That's why we also offer special evening visits by Safari-bus:


  • Child (6-11 years): € 22,00

  • Adult: € 29,00

  • Gold Pass annual ticket holder: -50 %

  • Cocoon Village Pass: -50 %

* Minimum age required for children: 6 years.

Booking compulsory

At 7 a'clock in the morning, our office is still closed. That's why it is very important to buy your tickets online before your coming!

Buy your tickets online from our online ticketing shop:

Got questions?

Feel free to contact our Bookings Team:

Gold Pass annual ticket

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