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Les Grangettes Nature Reserve

A paradise for walkers and cyclists but above all migratory birds, Les Grangettes nature reserve is the ideal place for families to observe typical species on the protected shores of Lake Geneva. Visitors can obtain information from the office of the Fondation des Grangettes in Villeneuve.

At the foot of the Monts-d'Arvel and Le Grammont, near Villeneuve and Noville, Les Grangettes Nature Reserve is the last protected area on the shores of Lake Geneva. A paradise for nature lovers, it’s renowned for its unspoilt beauty.

Crouching behind bushes or reeds, visitors can admire a rich aquatic world. Here, if you’re patient, you can see egrets, kingfishers, beavers or a few migratory birds finding refuge in this unique habitat in Europe.

Starting from Villeneuve, there are three marked trails (also wheelchair accessible) through this huge reserve, including a 30 minute walk, a one and a half hour walk or 4 a hour walk for the more energetic. Visitors can also enjoy a trip in a solar-powered boat with Mr Jean-Marc Fivat, a well-known local ornithologist and photographer.

  • Fondation des Grangettes
    Grand'Rue 16
    Case postale 145
  • 1844 Villeneuve - CH




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