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.

Added by Alexis Révillon


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


Birdingplaces Near

The prairie areas of Marnay, Saint-Loup-de-Varennes and Ouroux-sur-Saône are also excellent bird-watching spots.


Français:  Les zones de prairies de Marnay, de Saint-Loup-de-Varennes et d'Ouroux-sur-Saône sont également d'excellents endroits ornithologiques.

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Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here


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