On weekends and during school holidays, a nature guide unveils the hidden secrets of the lake thanks to cameras placed on site and inside the nesting boxes.
Ready for a walk?
It's time to take a closer look at the lake from its banks and the treetops! Get ready for a 500-year voyage into the lake's tumultuous history.
You will also learn how you can help protect the environment.
Children's playground - picnic spots - barbecue - tavern restaurant with terrace - nature shop - walk departure point.
Looking for something to do on the second weekend of September that involves nature? Come to the Festival de l'Oiseau in Virelles on 13 and 14/09/14!
A 6th edition not to miss!
Originally an optical materials fair - all manner of quality binoculars and long-distance vision aiding tools will be exhibited and can be freely tried out.
However, today, this festival hopes to become the major event for naturalists.
As always, photography will play a big part, with pieces and specialists at your service: they will share their experience and talent with you.
There is also the opportunity to discover the lake and its surroundings in a little tourist train.
For children: Initiation to binoculars, birds quiz, large family game, nature entertainment... and finally, photograph exhibitions, stands, excursions, guided tours of the nature reserve of the Virelles lake...
The festival's full schedule is on the website.
Children (6-12 ans): €3.50
Natagora, Nature & Découvertes (Nature & Discoveries) and WWF members: €4
"Carte S" and disabled persons: €4
Groups (more than 15 people) booking necessary: €4.50
Taking part in the tours of the reserve, visits to Lompret and naturalist excursions are free when you present of your "Festival de l'Oiseau" entry ticket.
Booking is required.
Access to the second day is free when you show your ticket for Saturday!
There are tons of apples, over 100 different varieties, for sale, to taste and discover. Get your fill before the winter! In Virelles, 19 & 20/10/13.
All shapes, colours and flavours... even the most difficult customer will be satisfied! Rediscover the flavours of the fruits of the old days!
Tha Apple fair is:
- Festive: a market atmosphere, with apple cake, fruit pastes, syrups, jellies, jams, etc
- Instructive: apple pressing. Don't forget your penknife as all the apples can be tasted on site. fruit juice tastings and cooking workshops for children. Less-talented parents are also allowed!
And that's not all!
- Exhibition on apples, various information stands and the presence of a basket maker and a fruit wood turners
- a great offer! the possibility to buy ancient varieties of fruit trees and get the advice of experts on how to plant them.