Terrasse du café

The Café de la Branche

In a warm atmosphere, come and relax on the outdoor patio of the Branch.

Whether it’s for lunch or just coffee, let our original menu tickle your tastebuds while you watch the Grand Éléphant gently take its daily stroll!

The Café de La Branche invites you with its daily menus from Tuesday to Friday, serving sandwiches on weekends, in summer (July and August) and during the Christmas Holidays.


The gift-shop

Located under the prototype Branch of the Arbre aux Hérons, the gift shop offers a wide range of unique and original items, drawings and books, inspired by Les  Machines de l’île.

A privileged space for passionate readers, our bookshop offers a various collection of books with themes like elephants, sea and nature conservation, architecture and sustainable development, the art of gardening, orchids and the machines used in theatre and film. For kids, the children’s section will give your little ones a taste for art books.

In this lively setting, we offer many events all throughout the year, social  gatherings and readings, related to the current book scene.

And if you still can’t find what you’re looking for, please visit our shop online:

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Café de la Branche
Closed from 1 to 31 January 2017
Reopening from 1 to 3 February
From 4 to 26 February: Monday to Sunday 10:00 to 19:00

Closed from 1 January to 3 February 2017
From 4 to 26 February: Monday to Sunday 10:00 to 19:00



Contact the gift shop:

+33 (0)2 51 17 48 87

Contact the Café: 

+33 (0)2 51 17 48 86

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