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The natural park of the La Dombes is a huge area north from the city of Lyon. The natural park of 23 ha, offers you lot of lakes, forests, little villages and fantastic landscapes to explore on foot, by bike or whatever else... It's well known for its very rich fauna & flora reserve, and if you like birds, you have got there a lot of different species to discover.

The natural park of the La Dombes is a huge area north from the city of Lyon. The natural park of 23 ha, offers you lot of lakes, forests, little villages and fantastic landscapes to explore on foot, by bike or whatever else… It’s well known for its very rich fauna & flora reserve, and if you like birds, you have got there a lot of different species to discover.

As it is a region full of lakes, the birds come every year for reproduction and it’s sometimes the only place to observe some species. The villages are very nice too (see the other location about “Pérouges”) and the restaurants, as we are in a very important gastronomic region (famous Burgundy wine…) you can eat so many different local dishes and enjoy your stay. But be careful, you must make a choice between the natural & physical activity or the gastronomic one…because if you eat and drink too much of these tasty meals & wines, you won’t be able to explore the area. :) Just joking, you can do both of course.

So come visit this little natural paradise on Earth (one of the villages in the center of this park are called “Joyeux” that means literally “Happy”… see my pictures :)) and enjoy the pleasure of nature!

To go there, follow the instructions from the first link below, but from Lyon there’s a direct highway leading to the entrance of the park.

http://ladombes.free.fr/La_Dombes.htm
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dombes
http://www.villars-les-dombes.com/

written by vicuna

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