Réserve de Fondurane

A walk in the Fondurane biotope

Do you dream of peace, tranquility and you want to escape from your daily life? What could be better than a walk in a protected natural reserve where fauna and flora are the masters of the place? Take a break in the calm in the countryside in this unique place in the Pays de Fayence!

A natural paradise for local fauna and flora

The reserve shelters a multitude of birds, frogs, turtoises but also ancestral oaks... Trade your mobiles for binoculars for a moment and let yourself be amazed by nature!

The reserve allows you to stroll along marked trails, in a 43 ha natural area, protected since 1988, in the western part of the lake of Saint-Cassien. An observatory allows you to discover the animal and plant species of the site in complete tranquillity. A real enrichment for the whole family! 175 bird species have been recorded and it is possible to observe some of the most threatened species such as the mallard, teal, grey heron, rmarsh harrier...

A reserve to discover in many ways

Whether on foot with a naturalist guide specialising in local fauna and flora, or on horseback, you can discover the reserve in several ways! You can access it by your own means and walk around the site in total autonomy.

A sensitive natural area to be preserved

Do not forget that the reserve, by the diversity of its fauna and flora, is a very sensitive area that we must preserve. To do this, adopt the right actions!

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  • Stay on the marked paths so as not to weaken the surrounding flower beds: they shelter many insects and wild flowers
  • Bring a garbage bag to bring back your rubbish. Do a good deed by picking up those you might see on the spot!
  • Do not disturb the wildlife: be quiet and do not try to approach animals or insects
  • Don't pick the flowers: many are protected, take a photo instead or a drawing so that it can charm others after you

To prepare this trip to the Fondurane biotope
Don't forget to put on good shoes for the whole family!
Water, of course, but also your pair of binoculars to admire the birds in the distance
Free car park is available near the biotope.
Be aware that if you wish to share this family outing with your four-legged friends, they must be kept on a lead and it is forbidden to take them in the water.

For more information on the Fondurane biotope, it's here!


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