Étang de Beaumont

Centre val de Loire  >  France

Close to the notorious Chambord royal castle, in the heart of the mosaic landscapes of Solone, the pond of Beaumont is a nice and quiet birding area.

Added* by Louise Prévot
Most recent update 12 February 2020
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L'étang de Beaumont is one of the largest ponds of Sologne. There you will most likely spot many species of ducks, waders and limicoles with a lot of wintering species. The area is also a great spot to look for insects such as dragonflies and amphibians or even the rare Southern water vole (Arvicola sapidus).

There is an observatory, open all year round, that gives you a beautiful view on the open water, reed beds and islets. The observatory is a very nice spot to take pictures of birds and enjoy a quiet few hours of observation.



Located on the road between Blois and Lamotte-Beuvron, the pond is found close to the village of Neung-sur-Beuvron. The place is easily accessible, even for people in a wheelchair.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Forest , Grassland , Reedbeds


Flat , High water possible

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Winter , Spring


Paved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform


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