La Coulée Verte

Loire-Atlantique  >  France

The 'green belt' is 5 km trail through different habitas in the natura 2000 area of Lac de Grandlieu. Many migratory species can be seen along the way.

Added* by Clarence Joret
Most recent update 25 January 2023
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The Coulée Verte (The Green Belt) runs along a stream, wet meadows a lake and reedbeds. Along the way it is easy to observe Northern Lapwing, Grey Heron, Great Egret, Little Egret, Cattle Egret, Common Buzzard, Eurasian Moorhen, Eurasian Coot, Black-crowned Night Heron. In winter, it is also possible to observe pairs of Mute Swan. In the area it is also possible to observe Purple Heron, Sacred Ibis, Glossy Ibis, Spoonbill, Marsh Harrier, Black Kite.


Français: La Coulée Verte fait partie de la zone de natura 2000 du Lac de Grandlieu. On peut y croiser de nombreuses éspèces migratrices. Dans cette zonne, il est facil d'observer Northern Lapwing ,Grey Heron, Great Egret, Little Egret,Cattle Egret ,Common Buzzard,Eurasian Moorhen ,Eurasian Coot, Black-crowned Night Heron. En hiver, il est aussi possible d'observer des couples de Mute Swan . Cependant, il est aussi possible d'observer Purple Heron, Sacred Ibis,Glossy Ibis, Spoonbill, Marsh Harrier, Black Kite.



You can explore the trail by bike or on foot. The green belt trail goes from La Chevrolière to Passay, leading directly to a panorama of the lake Lac de Grand-Lieu. NOTE: In winter, one of the areas of the green corridor is extremely muddy.


Français:Pour visiter ce site, il faut soi le faire en vélo soi à pied. La balade de la coulée verte passe de La Chevrolière à Passay, menant directement à un panorama sur le Lac de Grand-Lieu. ATTENTION: L'hiver une des zones de la coulée verte est extrêment gadoueuse.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Scattered trees and bushes , Lake , Mud flats , Reedbeds , River


High water possible , Open landscape , Flat

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Autumn migration , Spring migration


Paved road , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform


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