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Remuzat - Rocher du Caire

Drome  >  France

A beautiful place where you can see different species of vultures at a very short distance without disturbing them.

Added by Peter Heidemann

Description

The Rocher du Caire above Remuzat is a great place to see vultures up close. These vultures were reintroduced in 1996. The vultures have colonized the cliffs of the Baronnies Provençales. The view is is impressive and in the depth you can see the town of Remuzat. From the viewing point you can see both Griffon Vulture and Black Vulture here. And if you are very lucky Bearded Vulture (Lammergeier) and Egyptian Vulture. But also birds of prey like Short-toed Snake Eagle and Black Kite. And other birds like Common Raven, Crag Martin and Alpine Swift.

Details

Access

To get there, drive up at St. May. St. May is located along the D94 towards Nyons (from Remuzat). It is a narrow mountain road so you should not be afraid of narrow roads and depths. You really drive all the way down. You first pass a small church and a few houses. Continue to a large parking lot (gravel) with an information board with a brief explanation of the vultures. To go directly to the parking place click on the P in the map.

From the parking you walk on the dirt track in about 15 minutes (1,5 km) to the edge of the rock (a large cross). From there you can observe the vultures nicely.

Terrain and Habitat

Mountain

Conditions

Mountainous, Rocky

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

No

Good birding season

Spring, Autumn, Summer

Best time to visit

Spring

Route

Wide path, Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Extra info

There is a walk of about 2 hours on top of the rock for the average hiker. Follow the yellow markings. The walk is available at the Tourist Office of Remuzat. For the very sporty hiker there is also a hike from Remuzat up the rock. There is a section where you have to climb over rocks and iron braces.

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