Lac de l’Ailette

Picardie  >  France

Artificial lake in the Aisne department in northern France. More than 200 bird species have been seen around the lake.

Added* by Thierry Martin
Most recent update 24 October 2023


The Lac de l'Ailette and its associated small reed beds, are home to many birds. The birding is particularly good in winter with sometimes observations of remarkable species. Hunting and fishing are prohibited in the park, making the site attractive to avifauna. In summer the Lac de l'Ailette is popular with water sports enthusiasts but despite the fact that there is a lot of recreation on the lake, still 76 bird species breed in the area.



You can walk or cycle around the lake (about 10 km) or make different stops by car. On the map you see the best parts for birdwatching along the lake. Click on a P in the map to get directions to the parking of your choice.

Terrain and Habitat



Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Winter , Spring


Paved road , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform


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