Le Petit Lac de Pannecière

Nièvre  >  France

Lake that is part of the Morvan Regional Natural Park. A wooden boardwalk brings you to an observatory on the shores of this small lake.

Added* by Thierry Martin
Most recent update 5 September 2022
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Le Petit Lac de Pannecière is a small lake located to the north of the much bigger Pannecière reservoir. The lakes are located at the confluence of the Yonne and the Houssière rivers. The ornithological observatory on Petit Lac de Pannecière is situated at the end of a 100 meter stilted walkway. This bird hide allows you to observe the birds of the small lake and the surrounding nature reserve in peace. This site is nice for a quick visit if you are in the area. Mostly common birds like Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, Grey Heron, Water Rail, Eurasian Coot and different species of ducks. But during migration sometimes rarities turn up.


Français: L’observatoire ornithologique, situé à l’extrémité du cheminement sur pilotis, vous accueillera confortablement (15 personnes environ dont 2 postes d’observation pour fauteuils roulants).



Parking with the large welcome sign, on the edge of RD 232, on the left bank of the river Yonne near the bridge over the river. Click on the P in the map to get directions.


Français: Parking avec le grand panneau d’accueil, en bord de RD 232, en rive gauche de l’Yonne au lieu dit Le Pont. Prendre le platelage en bois. Cliquez sur le P sur la carte pour obtenir les directions.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Lake , Scattered trees and bushes , River


Open landscape , Wet

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit



Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

The Yonne river sometimes overflows, be careful and do not take the path in the event of flooding!


Français: N’empruntez pas le sentier en cas de crues en raison des risques de débordement !

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