Lac de Belcastel

Occitanie  >  France

Small lake in the heart of the hills which is the ideal area for water birds in the area.

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Most recent update 15 December 2021
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Birding along Lac de Belcastel (also called Retenue de Briax) is best in winter and during migration periods.


Français: Petit lac au coeur des collines qui est la zone idéale pour les oiseaux d'eau dans le coin. Site intéréssant pour les oiseaux d'eau : Grèbe huppé, Foulque macroule.



Parking at the exit of the village then walk a few hundred meters. The trail 'Tour de la Retenue de Briax' is a 7.4 kilometer circular trail located around the lake. The trail runs alongside a lake and its difficulty is rated as easy.


Français: Parking à la sortie du village puis faire quelques centaines de mètres à pied. Tour de la Retenue de Briax est un sentier en boucle de 7.4 kilomètres. Le sentier longe un lac et sa difficulté est évaluée comme facile.

Terrain and Habitat




Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season


Best time to visit

Winter , Autumn migration , Spring migration


Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform


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