Gravière de Crèche-sur-Saône

Saône-et-Loire  >  France

The body of water is an old gravel pit on the banks of the river Saône mainly used for leisure activities. Located close to the Autoroute du Soleil-highway.

Added* by Alexis Révillon
Most recent update 24 February 2023


Gravière de Crèche-sur-Saône has a beautiful border of reeds which attracts interesting migratory passerines, especially during the migration period, such as Penduline Tit, Bearded Tit, Reed Bunting or even Grasshopper Warbler.


Français: Le plan d'eau est une ancienne gravière au bord de Saône essentiellement utilisée pour des activités de loisirs. La gravière de Crèche-sur-Saône possède une belle bordure de roseaux qui attire des passereaux migrateurs intéressants surtout en période de migration comme la Penduline Tit, la Bearded Tit, le Reed Bunting ou encore la Grasshopper Warbler.



Gravière de Crèche-sur-Saône is located 10 km south of Mâcon, close to the highway of the Autoroute du Soleil. The site is accessed by a road called "le chemin des sablons". Click on the P in the map for directions. From the parking you can explore the area on foot.


Français: La Gravière de Crèche-sur-Saône est située à 10 km au sud de Mâcon, à proximité de l'Autoroute du Soleil. On accède au site par une route "le chemin des sablons". Cliquez sur le P sur la carte pour les directions. Depuis le parking, vous pouvez explorer la zone humide à pied.

Terrain and Habitat

River , Wetland , Reedbeds


Open landscape , Flat

Circular trail


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Good birding season

Autumn , Spring

Best time to visit

Spring migration , Autumn migration


Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


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