Delta de la Dranse

Northern Alpes  >  France

In Réserve Naturelle du Delta de la Dranse most of the birds of Lake Geneva can be found. Several species of ducks, grebes and heron.

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Located between Thonon and Publier, the Dranse Delta Nature Reserve is one of the last natural areas on the shores of Lake Geneva. It includes the shores of Lake Geneva, the delta of the river Dranse, a bit of wetland and woods and a small lake used for migration or nesting. The small lake has wooden hides on the shores to not disturb the animals.


Français: Située entre Thonon et Publier, la réserve naturelle du Delta de la Dranse est l'une des dernières zones naturelles des bords lémaniques abritant nombre d'espèces animales et végétales. Cet espace est classé ZPS (Zone de Protection Spéciale) pour ses valeurs écologiques et environnementales.



In Vongy, follow direction camping de Saint-Disdille, Parc de la Châtaigneraie, after the campsite of Saint-Disdille, turn right towards Port Ripaille, in front of the entrance to Port Ripaille on the right, continue for 600 meters on the edge of the campsite. After the camping on the right, you can park. The trail starts in this parking. 10 minutes walk of easy and dry path to reach the lake, the rest of the site is mostly rough path.


Français: A Vongy, suivre direction camping de Saint-Disdille, parc de la Châtaigneraie, après le camping de Saint-Disdille, à droite vers Port Ripaille, devant l'entrée de Port Ripaille à droite, continuer pendant 600 mètres en bordure de camping.

Terrain and Habitat

Scattered trees and bushes , Wetland , Plain , Lake , River , Beach



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit



Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform


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