Nature trail of the Prade lake

Distance: 9 km
Duration: 3h
Difficulty : Easy-to-use
Elevation: 19 D +
Departure: BAZAS
Around water (canal, stream, lake, marsh, ...)
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Leaving Bazas, a pleasant footpath gives you the opportunity to discover one of the eight most important natural sites in Gironde: the Lac de la Prade created in 1981 for irrigation purposes. From the first year of impoundment, the ecological interests of Lac de la Prade were quickly identified: 1st site in Aquitaine for the nesting of a colony of gray herons, a privileged place of reception for rare bird species and protected (grebe, osprey, etc.), the existence of a rich and diversified flora and a remarkable fauna.
Embedded in the middle of the hills, in the heart of the Beuve valley, this artificial body of water of about fifty hectares offers the amateur a quiet area conducive to ornithological observation and the discovery of a variety of flora and fauna species.

Your itinerary


Departure from Cathedral Square

Departure from Bazas Cathedral Square. Opposite the tourist office, take rue Bragous.

Step 2

At the end of the street, cross the Cours du Maréchal Joffre, then continue down Rue Saint Antoine just opposite for 150 m.

Step 3

Turn right on rue Paulin de Pella, pass in front of the current hospital, then continue straight ahead on Chemin de Marmande as an extension. Cross a meadow and continue straight on to the Beuve stream. At the intersection, take the paved road to the left.

Step 4

After having skirted the Beuve for 2 km, take the path extending to the right of the treatment plant. Continue straight for several kilometers to the Prade lake.

Step 5

Arriving on the site, follow the path on the left which runs along the lake to the restaurant.

Step 6

Continue to go around the lake to the right, cross a wooden bridge and climb up to the observatory.

Step 7

The return is done by the same route.

Points of interest

Place de la Cathédrale

Place de la cathédrale

Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste

Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

Apothicairerie de l'hôpital Saint-Antoine

Apothecary of Saint-Antoine Hospital

Observatoire du lac de la Prade

Prade lake observatory

Lac de la Prade

Prade Lake