Camargue -Etang de Scamandre

Languedoc-Roussillon  >  France

The nature reserve of Scamandre comprises around 146 ha of mainly water, marshes and reed lands. It is one of the most important bird areas in the Camargue.

Added* by Jens De Bruycker
Most recent update 27 June 2022


You start at the information center (free admission, Tuesday / Saturday 9 AM - 6 PM). Just behind the visitor center, a White Stork breeds on a nesting pole. And Common Nightingale sing to you from the bushes. Raised wooden walkways lead you through marshes and wet forests with large heron colonies. A little further you will find larger parts with open water and a vast reed field with Purple Swamphen. There are several good bird hides and viewing screens. A bird hide hut gives you a beautiful view of the vast lake.



You can park at the visitor center on Route des Iscles Gallician, 30600 Vauvert. Click on the P in the map to get directions. In the visitor center you can get a free map of the area. The people who work there are very helpful and show you places on the map where you can find specific bird species. There are 2 routes on the map. A red one of 4 km that makes a circle around the area. An orange route (2 km round trip) that guides you along the best viewpoints.


Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit



Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail


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Birdwatching hide / platform



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