Vieux Salins

Var  >  France

Walk in the middle of old salt marshes. Many migratory species and more than 250 species of birds have been seen.

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Vieux Salins are old salt marshes that attract many birds. A trail for pedestrians and bicycles runs through the area. Among the birds you can encounter are Greater Flamingo, Common Shelduck, Yellow-legged Gull, Whimbrel and Eurasian Curlew. Rarities like Greater Yellowlegs are sometimes spotted.


Français: Promenade au milieu d'anciens salins; avec les espèces migratrices on été vues plus de 250 espèces d'oiseaux.



You have to go to the Village des Salins in Hyères. Park in the stadium car park. Click on the P in the map for directions. From the parking follow "Levée de Saint-Nicolas", a trail for pedestrians and bicycles in the heart of the Vieux Salins.


Français: Il faut aller au village des Salins à Hyères; se garer au parking du stade et suivre l'espace nature de la levée St Nicolas.

Terrain and Habitat

Reedbeds , Mud flats



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Autumn migration , Spring migration


Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform


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