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Parc du Confluent Garonne - Ariège

Occitanie  >  France

This 156 hectares park is located at the confluence of the Garonne and the Ariège rivers. Location is 10 km south of Toulouse.

Added* by CJMP31
Most recent update 19 July 2022

Description

The Garonne - Ariège Confluence Nature Reserve is rich in biodiversity. The nature reserve covers an area of 579 ha along the Garonne and Ariège rivers. The mix of woods, wetlands, cliffs and agricultural areas offers a diversity of landscapes and a mosaic of natural environments. This attracts a large number of animal and plant species.

The park described here is one of the parts of the reserve easily accessible to visitors and is the closest to Toulouse.

At least 136 bird species a few minutes from Toulouse. Among the birds that can be seen here are Black-crowned Night-Heron, Purple Heron, Booted Eagle, Eurasian Hobby, Black Kite and Golden Oriole.

For more information you may have a look at the Nature reserve website : https://rnr-confluence-garonne-ariege.fr/

Details

Access

From Toulouse ring road take the D4 Road to Lacroix-Falgarde. Park entrance on the right hand side 7 km away.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Wetland , River

Conditions

Flat

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Winter , Spring

Route

Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

Extra info

Open every day from 6 to 21 h (April to September) or from 8 to 18h (October to March). Entrance free. The route that is displayed on the map is 4,3 km.

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