Parc du Héron

Nord  >  France

Big city park of 110 hectares with woodland, lakes and other wet parts. Good for relaxed birding and making bird pics.

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Most recent update 25 April 2021
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The Heron Park is located in the centre of the town of Villeneuve-d'Ascq. The 110 hectares of water and greenery that make up the Heron Park form a remarkable link between the city and the agricultural land, a vast area of nature in the metropolis. The park is good for relaxed birding. Among the birds you can see are of course Grey Heron , but also Golden Oriole, Mallard, Cuckoo, Great Spotted Woodpecker and Eurasian Green Woodpecker.


Français: Le parc du Héron est situé au centre de la ville de Villeneuve-d'Ascq. Les quelques 110 hectares d'eau et de verdure constituant le Parc du Héron forment un remarquable trait d'union entre la Ville et les terres agricoles, une vaste zone de nature en métropole. On a recensé 235 espèces d’oiseaux dans le parc, notamment des hérons, des loriots d’Europe et des canards colverts. En outre, on y trouve beaucoup d'oiseaux que l'on peut observer dans les quartiers environnants de Villeneuve-d'Ascq : ramier, mésange, moineau, merle, coucou, pic-vert, pie, corbeau, grive, rougegorge, etc.



Easy to reach from the cit and also a parking area in the park.


Français: Facile d'accès depuis la ville et également une aire de stationnement dans le parc.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Lake , Grassland


Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit



Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


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Birdwatching hide / platform


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