Plan d'Eau de la Ville Saint Jacques

Seine-et-Marne  >  France

Artificial lake and former gravel-pit in the Seine River Valley, along a major road. It is possible to walk a path along the lake to watch waterbirds.

Added* by Maxime Zucca
Most recent update 7 December 2021


Plan d'eau de la Ville Saint Jacques holds a colony of Black-headed Gull and Mediterranean Gull. Red-crested Pochard are usually very numerous and breed here, as do Tufted Duck. Flocks of Common Pochard and Tufted Duck may attract the rare Ferruginous Duck. Black-necked Grebe are very regular. Waders make regularly stopovers on the lakes shores. Even Marsh Sandpiper has been seen here.



Easy accessible by car. After parking you can explore the area on foot. Park at the start of the path on the western part of the lake, and follow it on it's southern shore. It is quite dangerous to park elsewhere along the D606. Click on the P in the map to get directions to the parking.

Terrain and Habitat




Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring migration , Autumn migration , Winter


Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Bicycle , Foot , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform


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