Lac du Gouyre

Tarn et Garonne  >  France

Irrigation lake created in 1988, now a protected area. A path along the lake leads to a bird hide.

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Most recent update 16 November 2021
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Lac du Gouyre was formed with the construction of a dam on the Gouyre, a small tributary of the river Aveyron. The lake is of ecological interest, particularly for the birds of the region. The area has an observatory and marked pedestrian path. Among the birds you can see are Great Cormorant, Grey Heron, Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, Red Kite and Great Egret.


Français: Lac d'irrigation créé en 1988 protégé par un Arrêté préfectoral de protection de biotope.



Free access all year round. Car access (parking) then via a path that runs along the west bank.


Français: Accès voiture (parking) puis via un chemin qui longe la rive ouest.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Lake , Mud flats , Reedbeds , River , Valley


Hilly , Slippery , Wet

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit



Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


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