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The Lavours Natural Reserve

The Lavours marsh, at the foot of the Grand Colombier, is a natural site not to be missed in the region. It can be discovered during a walk on its stilt wooden path. At the beginning of the walk, the museographic space of the Maison du marais invites you to learn more about the fauna and flora of this natural area.

Nature Reserve of the Lavours Marsh

The Lavours marsh is one of the last large continental marshes in Western Europe. It consists of a nature reserve of 500 ha of wet meadow traversed by a wooden path on stilts of 1.5 km and located at the foot of the Grand Colombier.

The nature reserve was created in 1984 to protect this marsh, rich in remarkable fauna and flora.

To access the marsh, a mandatory parking lot is available to visitors free of charge, at the entrance of Aignoz.

The Nature Reserve
The Nature Reserve
La Réserve Naturelle du marais de Lavours

The wooden path on stilts

An educational trail on stilts of 1.2 km, accessible to all and open all year round, allows you to enter the heart of the Lavours Marsh.
The visitor can thus apprehend the richness of the nature reserve thanks to the educational panels arranged along the trail and inside the observatories. People in wheelchairs have access to the observatories arranged along the circuit.

Information in Braille also allows visually impaired people to learn about the fauna and flora of the Lavours Marsh.

It is important to respect the regulations of the nature reserve: dogs prohibited and no picking.

La Maison du Marais

La Maison du Marais invites your to discover an exciting and exotic journey to the heart of the Lavours Marsh.

A 320 m² discovery space, composed of 5 thematic rooms, La Maison du Marais has a modern and interactive museography (videos, interactive terminals …) allowing to apprehend the fauna and flora of the marsh, its history, its formation, its current management.

The house of the marsh is accessible for free and aims to prepare for the visit of the nature reserve or to complement it.

It is also an information point, a nature store and a refreshment bar.

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La Ferme du Marais

Family farm at the foot of the Grand Colombier, at the entrance to the nature reserve of the Lavours Marsh.

Visit the mini-farm: a mini-farm invites you to visit the farm in complete safety. You will follow a small secure and shaded path for 30 to 45 minutes.
Pigs, donkeys, sheep, goats, ponies, horses, cows … and llamas will be all around you!

Restaurant with farm products in the summer season: discover the Ferme Auberge where the entire menu is made from meats and charcuterie produced on site. These are accompanied by products of neighboring farms exclusively. The terrace with a view on the Grand Colombier is shaded, fenced and equipped with a swing and a slide. All this surrounded by the meadows with animals!

Direct sales of meat and charcuterie from the farm:high quality meats and charcuterie (made with the farm’s own meats only) are sold fresh and vacuum packed retail.
The manufacturing is done on the farm, home-made, without any nitrite salt or additives.
The farm products are available at the Belley market on Saturday mornings or directly at the farm store and now online sale click&collect

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