Méandre du Saugey, National Natural Reserve of the Haut Rhône Français

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  • Araschnia levana - R.Quesada - Lo Parvi
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  • Euphydrias aurinia - G.Delcourt - Lo Parvi
  • Jasiona montana - R.Quesada - Lo Parvi
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  • Limenitis reducta - R.Quesada - Lo Parvi
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Morte du Saugey - R.Quesada - Lo ParviAraschnia levana - R.Quesada - Lo ParviCeriagrion tenellum, coeur - G.Delcourt - Lo ParviEuphydrias aurinia - G.Delcourt - Lo ParviJasiona montana - R.Quesada - Lo ParviLibelloides coccajus - C.Trentin - Lo ParviLimenitis reducta - R.Quesada - Lo ParviMelitaea didyma, chenille - M.De Groot - Lo ParviSilene flos cuculis - R.Quesada - Lo ParviTuberaria guttata - R.Quesada - Lo Parvi


The Méandre du Saugey is located in Brangues, and is part of the National Natural Reserve of the Haut Rhône Français. It is a dead arm of the Rhône.
This site is home to very diverse environments: willows, reed beds, floodplain meadows. More than a dozen remarkable plants have been identified, including Water Violet, Greater Spearwort, Brittle Waternymph, and Snake's Head Fritillary. There are also more than 80 species of birds (Little Egret, Hobby Falcon, Purple Heron, Kingfisher, etc.) as well as remarkable dragonflies (including the Emperor Dragonfly).

The National Natural Reserve of the Haut-Rhône Français stretches for 25 kilometres between the Champagneux dam and downstream of the Malarage gorge. It is the largest forest river reserve in France.
  • classifications :
    • Nature Reserve
    • classifications
  • Water :
    • River
Useful Information
  • Tour language(s) :
    • English
    • French
  • Individual tour services :
    • Guided individual tours on request
  • Group tour services :
    • Unguided group tours on request
    • Guided group tours on request

Good to know

Complément accueilBoots are recommended as some of the paths are very damp.
Pay attention, take care and be quiet, let nature come to you.
Don't forget your binoculars and camera.


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Méandre du Saugey, Réserve Naturelle Nationale du Haut Rhône Français
le Saugey
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 45.700538
Longitude : 5.554717
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