Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Saône-et-Loire  >  France

Large area of wet hay meadows. The rare Corn Crake breeds in the grasslands and many other meadow birds can be found here.

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Most recent update 8 February 2021
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Large prairie area near the village of Varennes-le-Grand where many species of grassland birds such as Eurasian Curlew, Whinchat, Corn Bunting and Western Yellow Wagtail are found. In these grasslands the Corn Crake is a regular breeder. During wet periods, the grasslands can become flooded, which attracts many migrating birds and waders.


Français: Grande zone de prairies de fauche humides. Grand espace prairial où le retrouve la plupart des espèces des oiseaux des prairies comme le Eurasian Curlew , le Whinchat , le Corn Bunting ou la Western Yellow Wagtail Il s'agit d'un secteur où le Corn Crake est nicheur régulier. En période d'inondation où y retrouve un grand nombre d'oiseaux de passage.



Access via the village of Varennes-le-Grand, go to Rue des Camelins then take the motorable path which leads to the meadows.


Français: Accès par le village de Varennes-le-Grand, allez jusqu'à la Rue des Camelins puis emprunter le chemin carrossable qui mène aux prairies.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Plain , Grassland


Flat , Open landscape , No shadow

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring , Winter , Autumn , Summer , Autumn migration , Spring migration


Unpaved road , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform


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