Wild and preserved nature

Top 5 of natural sites not to be missed

Between ponds, alluvial plains, forests... nature has a special place in Saône Doubs Bresse !

Certainly, these natural sites have some surprises for you and it is on foot that the fauna and flora of the landscapes encountered are best revealed.

Go exploring and let yourself be surprised by what these sites have to offer...

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L'étang de Pontoux

Listen carefully, walk along the pond, take binoculars and let yourself be surprised by the birds that live there. Nearly 130 species have been counted ! Thanks to an educational path and an observatory, you have every chance of seeing one of them.

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L'île du château

A small footbridge is all that is needed to reach the island, which is considered the green lung of Verdun-sur-le-Doubs. This island owes its name to a castle that was built in the 12th century. Today, it is a preserved space where you can stroll, picnic and rest.

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La Basse Vallée du Doubs

There is no shortage of places where birds thrive, and the Basse Vallée du Doubs is one of them. This Natura 2000 site is full of beautiful landscapes. In Longepierre, a trail allows you to discover some of these environments, by following signs that can be recognised by the bird that appears on them. A pair of binoculars is recommended to get the most out of this area.

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La forêt domaniale de Palleau

This forest is also a Natura 2000 site, particularly because of its wealth of flora and fauna. 3 signposted circuits are offered to walkers to enjoy the diversity of the trees and the shades of colour that can be seen.

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Les prairies alluviales

This Natura 2000 site is characterised by flooded areas which offer a rich flora and fauna. In Damerey, enjoy these very special environments through a learning walk.

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