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Flora & Fauna

Birdwatching   Canals

There are some 160 species of birds in the lower Doubs Valley near Chalon-sur-Saône. Bee-eaters and kestrels, black kites and honey buzzards…


The luxurious hotel barges and cruising boats bring the canals of Burgundy to life during the summer months.

Rivers   Morvan Forest

The rivers of Burgundy provide opportunities for sight-seeing, outdoor activities and a wealth of habitat for wildlife.


Sitting in the centre of Bourgogne is the Morvan Forest, a natural park covering nearly a quarter of a million hectares.

National Park   Ballon d’Alsace

The French government has announced plans for a new National Park ‘Entre Champagne et Bourgogne’, the first National Park in the north of France.


A favourite with hikers and cross-country skiers, part of the natural park Ballon des Vosges in Franche-Comté

Haut Jura    

A delightful amalgam of mountains, forests, rivers and lakes, the scattering of towns, villages, pastures and farmsteads perfect for nature lovers