Maine-et-Loire  >  France

Old shale extraction quarries with various habitats, many small paths and small bodies of water. Good area to see migratory birds.

Added* by Grégoire Duffez
Most recent update 4 November 2020
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Ardoisières is a park rich in natural landscapes, designed from the redevelopment of an old ardois quarry. An area where you can see the migratory passage of many birds along the small stream. It's a varied area with many small paths and small bodies of water. You can make a pleasant stroll with historical interest. It's also a beautiful viewpoint over the region. Sometimes the area is a little too crowded.


Français: Anciennes carrières d'extraction de schiste (ardoises). Passage migratoire de passereaux le long du petit cours d'eau. Nombreux petits chemins, milieux variés, petits plans d'eau, balade agréable avec intérêt historique. Beau point de vue en hauteur sur la région. Parfois un peu trop de monde.



Parking in Trélazé on the D117. Click on the P in the map to get directions. The walking route you see on the map is 3 km.


Français: Parking à Trélazé sur la D117. Balade à pied de la durée que l'on souhaite.

Terrain and Habitat

Scattered trees and bushes , Lake , Wetland


Rocky , Hilly

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round , Spring , Winter

Best time to visit

Spring migration


Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform


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