Réserve des Barails

Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  France

Park and wetland where you can observe many passerines and wading birds.

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Most recent update 9 December 2021
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Réserve des Barails is a cultivated landscape of wet meadows in the heart of Bordeaux. With nearly 160 hectares, the reserve represents the largest green space in the city of Bordeaux. Among the birds you can see are Cattle Egret, Little Egret, White Stork, Common Kingfisher, Black Kite, Great Cormorant and Mallard.


Français: Parc/ zone humide où l'on peut observer de nombreux passereaux et des échassiers. Paysage cultivé de prairies humides bocagères en plein coeur de Bordeaux.



Entrances with parking: avenue du Golf, cours Jules Ladoumègue, allée du Bois. Large car park near the Matmut Atlantique stadium. Public transport: Tram C or bus 25, 37 and 73, Parc des expositions - Stade Matmut stop. By bicycle: from Bordeaux, along the velodrome to the right and turn right before the football fields. The reserve has six kilometers of paths that crisscross the area.


Français: Entrees avec parking: avenue du Golf, cours Jules Ladoumègue, allée du Bois. Grand parking à proximité du stade Matmut Atlantique. Transport en commun: Tram C ou bus 25, 37 et 73, arrêt Parc des expositions - Stade Matmut. En velo: depuis Bordeaux, en longeant le vélodrome par la droite et en tournant à droite avant les terrains de foot.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Grassland


Slippery , High water possible

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring , Winter

Best time to visit

Spring , Winter


Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform



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