Lac de Pelleautier

Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur  >  France

This pretty lake is artificial but its banks have abundant vegetation which is home to some remarkable species.

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Most recent update 25 January 2023
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Lac de Pelleautier is a nice lake with reed beds that harbour many birds. The Great Reed Warbler and the Little Bittern breed around the lake. Many other species are passing through during migration or stay at the lake for overwintering. Other birds you can see here are Northern Shoveler, Red-crested Pochard, Purple Heron, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Blackcap, Common Nightingale and Water Rail.


Français: Ce joli lac est artificiel mais ses berges présentent une végétation abondante qui héberge certaines espèces remarquables. La rousserole turdoïde et le blongios nain sont nicheurs. Beaucoup d'autres espèces au passage ou à l'hivernage.



Lac de Pelleautier is well signposted and parking is easy. Click on a P in the map to get directions. A walk around the lake is about 2 km.


Français: Le lac de Pelleautier est bien indiqué et le stationnement y est facile. Cliquez sur le P dans la carte pour obtenir les directions.

Terrain and Habitat

Lake , Reedbeds , Scattered trees and bushes , Forest , Wetland



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring , Autumn

Best time to visit

Spring , Autumn , Autumn migration


Paved road , Wide path , Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

Note: the lake is around 1000 meters above sea level and freezes frequently in winter. Aquatic birds are then absent.


Français: Attention, le lac est à environ 1000 mètres d'altitude et gèle fréquemment en hiver. Les oiseaux aquatiques sont alors absents.

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