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    Ecopôle du Forez

    3 chemin de Turagneux
    42110 Chambéon

    Nature Reserve
    Espaces Naturels Sensibles
    ecopole batiment
    ecopole batiment 2
    Loire meandre ecopole
    Nette rousse ecopole
    martin pecheur ecopole

    Remarkable natural site, Ecopole shelters the biggest bird sanctuary of the region Rhône-Alpes. A stroll of 1:30 along the edge of ponds and of the Loire in the discovery of a space of unique freedom in the Forez.

    Sentiers pour découvrir la faune et la flore environnante : sentier du Brochet (1,2 km ; 20 min), sentier de la Sarcelle (1,7 km ; 40 min), sentier du Castor (4 km ; 1h20)

    Le centre d'observation est payant et ouvert de 13h30 à 18h les mercredis, samedis, dimanches, jours fériés et vacances scolaires. Le sentier pédestre reste en permanence ouvert au public. 


    Descriptifs thematisés

    Dispositions spéciales COVID 19

    Period of opening

    1:30 pm - 6 pm (7 pm in July and August)
    Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday, holidays (except 24, 25, 31 December and 1 January) and every day of school holidays.
    Groups on reservation

    Discovery walks
    Sunday and holidays at 2:30 pm


    Full price: € 3, reduced price: € 1.60 (job seekers, students, children aged 7 to 14 on proof)
    Discovery walk: 5 € (entrance included), reduced price 2,50 €
    Free for children under 7 years

    Methods of payment

    • Bank/credit card
    • Cheque
    • Chèques Vacances
    • Cash


    • Play area
    • Picnic area
    • Toilets
    • Themed path
    • Car park
    • Parking
    • Coach parking


    • Guided individual tours
    • Unguided group tours
    • Guided group tours
    • Educational visits
    • Coach access
    • Themed tour
    • Shop
    • Tourist brochures
    • Guided tours
    • Unguided individual tours