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Cap Sicié

Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur  >  France

The most advanced cape of the Mediterranean coast. It dominates this sector of the coast at 350 meters height and is a good spot to watch bird migration.

Added by François-Marie

Description

With an altitude of 350 m, Cap Sicié has unique geographical characteristics. It is an interesting site for observing seabirds, whales and the passage of post-nuptial migration. The vegetation is rich and of the maquis type, contrasting with the scrubland of the Toulon mountains.

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Français: Le Cap Sicié est le cap le plus avancé de la cote méditerranéenne. Il domine ce secteur du littoral à 350 mètres. Il se trouve sur le passage des oiseaux migrateurs.

Details

Access

The southern position and altitude make Cape Sicié a strategic point for migratory bird watching. Position yourself at the chapel of Notre-Dame-du-Mai from where you will enjoy a panoramic view from the Hyères Islands to the east, the islands of Marseille to the west and the Sainte-Baume massif to the north. On weekends, during the full period of post-nuptial migration between the end of August and mid-October, you can ask observers for information.

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Français: La position méridionale et l’altitude font du Cap Sicié un point stratégique pour l’observation des oiseaux migrateurs. Postez-vous à la chapelle de Notre-Dame-du-Mai d’où vous bénéficierez d’un point de vue panoramique depuis les îles d’Hyères à l’Est, les îles de Marseille à l’Ouest et le massif de la Sainte-Baume au Nord. Les Week-end, durant la pleine période de la migration post-nuptiale entre la fin du mois d’août à la mi-octobre, vous pourrez demander des renseignements aux observateurs qui suivent le retour des oiseaux vers leurs quartiers d’hiver.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest, Sea

Conditions

Rocky

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Autumn migration, Spring migration

Route

Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

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