Spring weekend for nature lovers in south of France

Birding & wildlife break for nature lovers

in the south of France

Dates on application

Tour code: BLPB3-19

Short spring break to see a variety of Mediterranean birds, flowers and wildlife.

Hosted at La Rassada eco B&B in the coastal Corbières, south of France.  

4 days / 3 nights  • Local expert guides • From 450€ per person • Minimum booking: Group of 4

This trip is developed in partnership with the Narbonnaise regional park.

Parc naturel régional de la Narbonnaise

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"Enjoyed a fantastic 10-day trip earlier this summer to this region and saw some spectacular wildlife, including amazing views of Bee eaters, a first for me. Nicely close to some gorgeous estuaries, with plenty of arid mountainous scrub and coastline; not sure of the final 'list', but well into the hundreds! Also at the heart of Cathar country, so interesting to combine the rich wildlife experiences with visits to fabulous castles and other heritage sites of international repute. Awesome holiday!" C.Hasler (visited Feuilla late May - early June 2016)

Birds, flowers, reptiles & amphibians...

A long-weekend discovering the amazing wildlife of the coastal Corbières, south of France

Resident local experts Karline Martorell and Jeremy Jalabert will introduce you to

a variety of different Mediterranean habitats and their inhabitants 

on a series of walks around the tiny village of Feuilla. We also have a look around the coastal lagoons 

and have a guided visit of the Foncaude botanical gardens, a haven for wildlife of all sorts!

Our target species include:

Eagle owl, Bonelli's eagle, Black-eared wheatear, Sardinian warbler, Tawny pipit, Thekla lark, Hoopoe,

Golden oriole, Bee-eater, Woodchat shrike, Blue rock thrush, Flamingo, Slender-billed gull, ...

but also the beautiful Ocellated lizard, the Montpellier grass snake

and amphibians such as Marbled newt and Mediterranean tree frog...

Mediterranean birds, flowers, reptiles and amphibians...

Friday

Self-drive option:
Afternoon arrival by your own means & installation at:

La Rassada eco B&B


Fully inclusive option:
transfer from local airport or train station for arrival and installation at

La Rassada eco B&B


Welcome drinks & dinner


Evening outing to try
and see Eagle owl

Saturday

Morning walk
3-4 hrs easy ramble around the scrubby aromatic garrigue : birds, flowers, reptiles...

Picnic lunch at La Rassada


Afternoon walk
: ≠2 hrs easy walking along a forestry track through Holm oak & pine forest: different habitat & species

Early drinks & dinner
at La Rassada

Evening outing to hear and see amphibians at a temporary Mediterranean pond

Sunday

Morning birding
around the La Palme lagoon and low dunes at Les Coussoules

Picnic and guided visit of the
Foncaude botanical garden:

Mediterranean arboretum + flowering exotic cactus collection + native birds, reptiles and insects.

Drinks & dinner
at La Rassada

Monday

Self-drive option:
Departure after breakfast


Fully inclusive option:
• Sightseeing or birding & lunch

before transfer to local airport or train station

What's included and what's not...

INCLUDED

  • 3 nights Dinner B&B and 2 picnic lunches
  • Guest suite for 4 people (1 double room + 1 twin/king room + private guest bathroom)
  • Pre-dinner drinks and wine with dinner
  • Expert local guides
  • English speaking tour leader

NOT INCLUDED

  1. Travel to Feuilla ( or choose Fully inclusive option)
  2. Lunch on Monday
  3. Medical, repatriation or cancellation insurance
  4. Personal expenses

Self-drive and fully inclusive options

Spring weekend for nature lovers

Self-drive option

450€ per person

for a group of 4

Own transport to / from Feuilla

Own transport during trip

TOUR CODE : BLPB3-19SD

Fully inclusive option

550€ per person

for a group of 4

Includes transfers from / to local airport or train station

& all transport during trip

TOUR CODE : BLPB3-19FI

Hosted by Philippa Benson

Like many Brits, I have a keen interest in nature and will never tire of learning about the amazing birds and wildlife of the Languedoc.

After living here for over 10 years, I now have a good working knowledge of where the best spots are for birds, flowers and other species and I enjoy sharing these with interested visitors.

My background in project management and hospitality combined with being fully bilingual are useful skills for organising and hosting tours, and I have a particular focus on customer service!