L'ile de Chaillac

Limousin  >  France

The island of Chaillac on the river Vienne is a little over 2km long and about 300m at its widest. It is the largest natural island on the Vienne.

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Most recent update 2 February 2023
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L'ile de Chaillac is well preserved and has only a few buildings. It is possible to go around the island on foot, or to cross it in the middle. The banks of the river are the most interesting spots for observing birds.


Français: L'ile de Chaillac sur la Vienne fait un peu plus de 2km de longueur pour environ 300m au plus large. C'est la plus grande île naturelle sur la Vienne, elle est préservée avec peu de constructions. Il est possible d'en faire le tour à pieds, ou de la traverser au milieu. Les berges sont particulièrement intéressantes pour faire des observations sur l'eau.



Parking is present at the beginning of the island. Click on the P in the map for directions. A pedestrian bridge gives access to the island. The circular walking route shown on the map is about 5,5 km.


Français: Un parking est présent au début de l'ile. Cliquez sur le P sur la carte pour les directions. Un pont pédestre permet de se rendre sur l'ile. L'itinéraire pédestre circulaire indiqué sur la carte est d'environ 5,5 km. Merci de respecter les lieux.

Terrain and Habitat

Agriculture , Scattered trees and bushes , Grassland , Valley , River



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit



Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


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