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©Vue sur l'Etang Chapelier à Versailleux|Dombes Tourisme

Etang Chapelier

A 60-hectare nesting reserve, Etang Chapelier, located in Versailleux, is a paradise for migratory birds that stay in Dombes.
Ornithology enthusiasts can enjoy the two observatories situated on the edge of the pond, offering a magnificent view of the many bird species nesting there, as well as the vegetation.

What to see

at l'Etang Chapelier ?

It is home to many bird species that may nest or make a migratory stop at the pond, such as pochards, tufted ducks, grebes, coots, herons, and other egrets.
This large pond, with a strong piscicultural vocation, also plays an important role in the network of large Dombes ponds.
Interpretation panels and two observatories are available to visitors along a path that runs along the west bank of the pond. Binoculars or spotting scopes are highly recommended for bird watching.
A picnic area and benches are installed at the start of the path.
Note: The pond is dry (empty) in 2022.

Good Practices

for visiting this site

I respect the place
I throw my trash in the bin
I keep quiet

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