Réserve Naturelle du Pinail

Vienne  >  France

The site is a mosaic of heathland, peatbog, wetland and meadows dotted with thousands of ponds. It is a hotspot for birds, plants, dragonflies and frogs.

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Most recent update 30 March 2022
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Réserve Naturelle du Pinail has free access year-round! Very nice landscapes and great birding. Among the birds you can encounter are Dartford Warbler , Grasshopper Warbler , Meadow Pipit, Short-toed Snake Eagle, Montagu's Harrier and Eurasian Nightjar. Botanists and frog people will be absolutely happy with the place too.



You can park at the visitor center (Réserve naturelle nationale du Pinail 86210 Vouneuil-sur-Vienne). Click on the P in the map to get directions. The site is discovered from an interpretive trail of 2 kilometers, crisscrossing between moors and meadows, ponds and peat bogs, for a walk of about 2 hours.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Moors/heathland


Flat , High water possible , Open landscape , Swampy

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit



Wide path , Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform



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