The Little Alsatian Camargue

La petite Camargue

La petite Camargue

Located in the south of Alsace, La Petite Camargue alsacienne is the oldest nature reserve in the region. It is also the largest! Created in 1982, the objective was to preserve the wetlands formed by the flooding of the Rhine and to raise public awareness of nature protection. 

Today, it is the ideal place for observing fauna and flora: there are no less than 40 species of trees, 180 of birds, 16 of amphibians, 40 of dragonflies...

From mid-August to October, observe migratory birds stopping there for a few days before continuing their journey. Coming from all over northern Europe, hundreds of wading birds and birds of prey stop here! In summer during ""European bat night"" you can observe many of these mammals in their natural environment. Also discover the Rhine Island and its renatured part with the "Petit Rhin" which is home to wild horses. The site is open all year round, with free access or for guided tours.

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