BIODIVERSITY IN ALL ITS SPLENDOUR

The site is found in a protected forest area: in the 18th century it contained mature timber, and was used as a hunting zone. The site has remained intact, retaining all its diverse landscapes, such as the Bois de Fouage, hyacinth forests, a poplar grove, meadows and so on.

Water is also part of the scenery, above all the huge basin of Grand Large, linked to the canal, and seven stretches of water harmoniously spread over the site. These include a river, and lakes and ponds that have been filled by rainwater over the centuries.

Containing a unique, well-preserved and rich biodiversity, our forest comprises many tree species which have grown over time. Nature is queen here and no tree has been taken away: the habitat harmoniously adapts to its environment.

The site is notable for the presence of beech, chestnut, oak, birch and species like wood anemone and bluebells.

Not far from the lake, the very rich ground is covered with ornamental plants.

On other plots of land, one can see an oak grove and, to the south of the wood, birch, aspen, hazel and willow trees.

In this park planted with old trees, the tawny owl has found an environment where it can thrive. You will also come across small game, such as rabbits and pheasants, many kinds of birds such as the yellowhammer, green woodpecker, tit, cuckoo, sand martin, kingfisher and rare species such as the bullfinch, grey cuckoo, bluethroat and the reed bunting.

THE SITE INCLUDES

36 ANIMAL SPECIES

10 PROTECTED PLANT SPECIES

42 RARE SPECIES

14 PLANT SPECIES

2 VARIETIES OF RARE ORCHIDS

7 STRETCHES OF WATER

DISCOVER THE PLANT SPECIES FOUND IN THE FOREST

  • Small leaved lime

  • White willow

  • Northern red oak

  • Quercus robur oak

  • Poplar

  • Ash

  • Beech

  • American hornbeam

  • Chestnut

  • Silver birch

  • Alder

  • Sycamore

  • Pine

  • Spruce

  • Larch

  • Fir

DISCOVER THE BIRD SPECIES FOUND IN THE FOREST AND THE GRAND LARGE

  • Yellowhammer

  • Woodpecker

  • Chickadee

  • Cuckoo

  • Sand martin

  • Kingfisher

  • Bullfinch

  • Cuckoo

  • Bluethroat

  • Reed Bunting