Gravière de Fleurville

Saône-et-Loire  >  France

The site is an old gravel pit located on the banks of the river Saône and today rehabilitated into a recreational lake.

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Most recent update 23 February 2023
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Gravière de Fleurville is interesting for migratory birds and especially passerines. It is a good site to observe Penduline Tit, Reed Bunting but also White Stork. In the immediate vicinity of the gravel pit there is a large island in the Saône which is home to a mixed colony of herons composed of Cattle Egret, Little Egret and Black-crowned Night Heron.


Français: Le site est une ancienne gravière située au bord de la Saône et aujourd'hui réabilité en plan d'eau de loisirs. Le plan d'eau est surtout intéressant pour les oiseaux migrateurs et notamment les passereaux. C'est un bon site pour observer la Penduline Tit, le Reed Bunting mais aussi la White Stork. À proximité immédiate de la gravière on trouve une grande île sur la Saône qui abrite une colonie mixte d'ardéidés composée d' Cattle Egret, Little Egret et Black-crowned Night Heron.



You can access the site by the D906 but also by the towpath which passes through the port of Brouard. Click on the P in the map for directions. The walk indicated on the map is about 2,5 km one way.


Français: On peut accéder au site par la D906 mais aussi par le chemin de halage qui passe par le port de Brouard. Cliquez sur le P sur la carte pour les directions. L'itinéraire indiqué sur la carte est d'environ 2,5 km aller simple.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , River , Grassland , Scattered trees and bushes


Flat , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring migration , Autumn migration


Wide path , Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform


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