Fête de la Nature
23rd May - 27th May
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…
|23rd||9am (3 hours)||Argelès-sur-Mer||Guided discovery walk of the coast|
|24th||7.30pm (3 hours)||Nyer||Bat observation|
|25th||10am / 2.30pm (2 hours)||Le Barcarès||Guided discovery walk of the étang|
|25th||8pm (2 hours)||Argelès sur Mer||Sunset guided discovery walk|
|26th||10am (2 hours)||Argelès sur Mer||Discover the flora and fauna within the grounds of Château Valmy|
|26th||2.30pm (2 hours)||Molltig les Bains||Guided walk focusing on the vital role of pollinators|
|26th||10am / 2pm (2 hours)||Le Barcarès||Lalalagune – musical guided tour of the presque’ile des Dosses|
|26th||10am (2 hours)||Sainte Marie||Discover the unique and surprising plants of the sand dunes|
|26th||9.15am / 2.15pm (2 hours)||Villeneuve de la Raho||Bird observation (information and workshops on the aquatic wildlife all day)|
|26th & 27th||9.30am / 1.30pm (2.5 hours)||Mont-Louis||Discover the biodiversity of the mountains on donkey back|
|26th & 27th||9.30am (2.5 hours)||Port Vendres||Discover the unique marine flaura and fauna of the coastal pathways|
|26th & 27th||10am / 11.30am / 2.30pm / 4pm (1 hour)||Port Vendres||Discover nature’s mysteries in the natural heritage site, Anse de Paulilles|
|26th & 27th||10am – 6pm||Port Vendres||Discover the underwater world with a free scuba diving tour of the Baie de Paulilles (dives of 20 mins or 40 mins)|
|27th||10am – 5pm||Le Barcarès||Scientific experiments (45mins – 1h) on the dune eco systems conducted throughout the day|
|27th||11am (2 hours)||Le Barcarès||Get your feet wet with this hands on observation workshop of aquatic wildlife|
|27th||2pm (2.5 hours)||Le Barcarès||Guided walk of the étang, focusing on the special relationship between birds and plants|
|27th||9am (3 hours)||Banyuls sur Mer||Sea kayaking will get you up close and personal with the wildlife of the marine reserve|
|27th||2pm (2 hours)||Banuls sur Mer||Workshops on our friends, the dolphins|
|27th||9am / 1pm (3 hours)||Ria||Don’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