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Wildlife Locations

2 recommended locations:

The Camargue

The vast, marshy wetland of the Camargue – one of Western Europe’s most important birding areas – lies at the heart of the delta of the river Rhône. Straddling the migration route from North Africa, it offers a safe haven for many migrants, and a nesting site for large numbers of greater flamingos.

  • Where: Delta of the Rhône
  • Ideal for viewing: greater flamingo, Bonelli’s eagle, Eurasian beaver, blue rock thrush, pin-tailed sandgrouse
  • Excellent for: Walking safaris, Vehicle safaris, Walking with wildlife, Birdwatching

The Pyrenees

The mountains of the Pyrenees form the natural border between France and Spain. Stretching for 491 kilometres from the Bay of Biscay to the Mediterranean, the range separates the Iberian Peninsula from the rest of Europe, offering great opportunities to see wildlife and various outdoor activities.

  • Where: Along the Spanish border
  • Ideal for viewing: Iberian lynx, lammergeier, black vulture, wallcreeper, citril finch
  • Excellent for: Walking safaris, Walking with wildlife, Birdwatching

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Wildlife trips

With Atlantic, Mediterranean and North Sea coastlines, and great mountain ranges such as the Alps and the Pyrenees, as well as lesser ones, France exhibits a wide diversity of habitats. This, along with the largely agricultural landscape and relatively sparse population in some regions, ensures a rich flora and fauna.

3 recommended trips. Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your requirements.

Camargue & Pyrenees in Autumn

This itinerary starts with the famous Camargue, with its rich diversity of habitat and wildlife, including pink flamingos, white horses and black fighting bulls. Continuing to the grandeur of the High Pyrenees, you'll find inspiring scenery and some of France's very best areas for birds and wildlife in autumn.

  • When to go: Aug-Sep
  • Duration inc. flights: 8 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,195 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour

Flower Photography in the Vercors

Join us amongst the stunning scenery of the Vercors region of France to photograph its superb flora, which includes over 30 species of wild orchids. We will find different ways to capture the essence of our subjects whether it is a close-up portrait or a wide angle ‘in habitat’ view.

  • When to go: Jun
  • Duration inc. flights: 8 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,095 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour

Flower Photography in the Pyrenees

The central French Pyrenees are home to a wonderful range of wildlife. On this one-week photographic tour, flowers, insects and the magnificent scenery will be the main focus for our cameras, however large raptors occasionally pass low overhead and we should pass close to Alpine marmots.

  • When to go: Jul
  • Duration inc. flights: 8 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,095 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour