Etang des Youis

Maine et Loire  >  France

The two ponds of Youis are a passage and nesting place for many species of waders, ducks or gulls.

Added* by Martin de Lajudie
Most recent update 18 February 2023
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Etang des Youis is a nesting area for waterbirds such as the Black-necked Grebe or the Common Pochard. Also during bird migration many birds make a stop here.


Français: Les 2 étangs des Youis sont un lieu de passage et de nidification privilégié pour bon nombres d'espèces de limicoles, de canards ou de laridés. Zone de nidification d'oiseaux d'eau tels que le Black-necked Grebe ou le Common Pochard.



The road passes between the 2 ponds. A car park is located between the two ponds. Click on the P in the map to get directions. The circular route indicated on the map is about 3 km long.


Français: La route passe entre les 2 étangs, un parking est aménagé au bord de la route pour accéder aux étangs. Cliquez sur le P sur la carte pour obtenir les directions. L'itinéraire circulaire indiqué sur la carte est long d'environ 3 km.

Terrain and Habitat

Scattered trees and bushes , Wetland , Plain , Lake , Grassland


Flat , Sandy , Dry , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Summer , Spring migration , Autumn migration , Winter


Paved road , Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform


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