Lac de Curbans - Barrage

Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur  >  France

Artificial lake with large reed beds, River Durance downstream from the dam, with neighboring woods and fields.

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Most recent update 11 December 2021
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Lac de Curbans is especially interesting in winterwhen many species of ducks stay on the reservoir. For example Northern Shoveler, Gadwall, Common Pochard, Tufted Duck and Common Teal. But you can also see White-throated Dipper in the river Durance.


Français: Lac artificiel avec de grandes roselières, Durance à l'aval du barrage, bois et champs voisins. Intéressant notamment en hiver pour le stationnement de nombreux anatidés, mais aussi cincle plongeur dans la Durance.



Follow the road going to Curbans from La Saulce, park near the dam.


Français: Suivre la route allant à Curbans depuis La Saulce, s'arrêter près du barrage.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Lake , River



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Autumn migration , Winter


Paved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

It is interesting to check the banks of the canal from the dam, as well as the rocky areas in the Durance just downstream from the dam.


Français: Il est intéressant de prospecter les berges du canal à la longue-vue depuis le barrage, ainsi que les zones rocheuses dans la Durance juste à l'aval du barrage.

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