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On the site of an old sugar factory a beautiful 20-hectare nature reserve has been created.

Added* by Varrasse Lysandre
Most recent update 7 February 2022


Frasnes-les-Bassins nature reserve is right in the center of the municipality of Frasnes. This 20 ha nature reserve with a rich fauna and flora was created around the old sedimentation basins of the sugar factory that was closed in 2004. You can see many water birds like Common Shelduck, Little Ringed Plover, Mute Swan, Northern Shoveler, Gadwall, Common Pochard, Little Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, Blackcap and Grey Wagtail. The area is also a good place for dragonflies.


Français: Une ancienne zone industrielle en reconversion. Fin 2004, la sucrerie ferme ses portes. Que faire avec cet espace de 20 hectares aux portes du centre ville? Frasnes-Lez-Anvaing perçoit rapidement le potentiel de ce site et décide de le racheter pour y développer des projets en lien avec le développement durable.



Frasnes-les-bassins is located in the commune of Frasnes-Lez-Anvaing. The site is open from 8am to 8pm every day. Bicycles and motorized vehicles are prohibited. Click on the P in the map to get directions.


Français: Frasnes-les-bassins est située sur la commune de Frasnes-Lez-Anvaing. Le site est ouvert de 8h à 20h tous les jours. Les vélos et les véhicules motorisés sont interdits. Cliquez sur le P sur la carte pour obtenir les directions.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Lake , Mud flats , River


Flat , Dry

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit



Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform



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