Les Grangettes Maude Rion
Les Grangettes - Jardin instinctif Maude Rion

The Grangettes Nature Reserve

At the foot of the Arvel and Grammont mountains, the natural reserve is the last area of protected ground on the banks of Lake Geneva. Its unspoiled natural beauty has made it a paradise for nature lovers. Crouching behind the bushes or the reed beds is a rich universe of winged and aquatic creatures. To discover on foot or by bike.

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

  • Accessibility



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