Col de Manse

Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur  >  France

Mountain pass with easy access. An interesting birding spot during bird migration.

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Most recent update 10 March 2022
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Col de Manse is a mountain pass north of the city of Gap. During the migratory period and particularly in the spring, it is possible to observe several unusual species (especially raptors). You can also see Marmots on the slopes of the Puy de Manse. Among the birds you can encounter are Montagu's Harrier, Hen Harrier, Red Kite, Golden Eagle, Red-footed Falcon, Common Quail, Corn Bunting and Northern Wheatear.


Français: Col facile d'accès, intéressant en migration. En période migratoire et particulièrement au printemps, possibilité de contacter plusieurs espèces peu communes (rapaces notamment). Marmottes dans les premières pentes du Puy de Manse.



Take the Col de Manse road and park on the large platform to the east of the road. Click on the P in the map to get directions.


Français: Prendre la route du col de Manse et stationner sur la grande plate-forme à l'est de la route.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Mountain , Grassland , Scattered trees and bushes


Mountainous , Flat , Open landscape

Circular trail


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Good birding season

Spring , Summer

Best time to visit

Spring migration


Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


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