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Fête de la Nature

23rd May 2018 - 27th May 2018

Fête de la Nature

The nationwide environmental initiative to engage citizens of all ages will take place from Wednesday 23rd to Sunday 27th May. The annual Fête de la Nature is now into its 12th year, and the theme for 2018 will be “see the invisible”.

Ecosystems and species showcase incredible adaptations, strategies and survival mechanisms in this rapidly changing environment. They play a significant role in energy, food and climate regulation, not to mention providing solutions to many of man’s daily obstacles. Economically, physically and psychologically, nature deserves our attention, and respect!

Discover the full programme for the P-O here.

Here’s a quick glimpse of just some of the options available…

23rd9am (3 hours)Argelès-sur-MerGuided discovery walk of the coast
24th7.30pm (3 hours)NyerBat observation
25th10am / 2.30pm (2 hours)Le BarcarèsGuided discovery walk of the étang
25th8pm (2 hours)Argelès sur MerSunset guided discovery walk
26th10am (2 hours)Argelès sur MerDiscover the flora and fauna within the grounds of Château Valmy
26th2.30pm (2 hours)Molltig les BainsGuided walk focusing on the vital role of pollinators
26th10am / 2pm (2 hours)Le BarcarèsLalalagune – musical guided tour of the presque’ile des Dosses
26th10am (2 hours)Sainte MarieDiscover the unique and surprising plants of the sand dunes
26th9.15am / 2.15pm (2 hours)Villeneuve de la RahoBird observation (information and workshops on the aquatic wildlife all day)
26th & 27th9.30am / 1.30pm (2.5 hours)Mont-LouisDiscover the biodiversity of the mountains on donkey back
26th & 27th9.30am (2.5 hours)Port VendresDiscover the unique marine flaura and fauna of the coastal pathways
26th & 27th10am / 11.30am / 2.30pm / 4pm (1 hour)Port VendresDiscover nature’s mysteries in the natural heritage site, Anse de Paulilles
26th & 27th10am – 6pmPort VendresDiscover the underwater world with a free scuba diving tour of the Baie de Paulilles (dives of 20 mins or 40 mins)
27th10am – 5pmLe BarcarèsScientific experiments (45mins – 1h) on the dune eco systems conducted throughout the day
27th11am (2 hours)Le BarcarèsGet your feet wet with this hands on observation workshop of aquatic wildlife
27th2pm (2.5 hours)Le BarcarèsGuided walk of the étang, focusing on the special relationship between birds and plants
27th9am (3 hours)Banyuls sur MerSea kayaking will get you up close and personal with the wildlife of the marine reserve
27th2pm (2 hours)Banuls sur MerWorkshops on our friends, the dolphins
27th9am / 1pm (3 hours)RiaDon’t be afraid! Discover the mysteries of the underground waterways with the caving tour

Perpignan will join the festivities at the parc Sant-Vicens on Sunday 27th from 10am to 6.30pm. Sample the finest produce at the local, organic farmers’ market and get involved yourself with a variety of interactive workshops. There will be fun, games and crafts for kids of all ages. And of course, local nurseries will advise on creating your own slice of paradise at home.

Call in to see our favourite: Pépinière Passiflore


23rd May 2018
27th May 2018
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