In the Cevennes in southern France where the highest road bridge, (and viaduct), in Europe is situated at a hight of over 200 metres above ground is a superb site for birding!
The surrounding area is a magnet for birders who seek out many Continental birds and wildlife including at the Causse de Mejean near this campsite I am letting you know about and gite site with pool and tennis court excellent for a long break in the heat at present of 30 Degrees Celcius in southern France
and filled with resident Ortolan Buntings.
The site is run by an Irish and French couple and is a website with details in English!
The road down there is easy via the motorways through from Lyon the Autoroute du Soleil which takes me three hours from Lyon to the Med
and Lyon is half way from Paris to the Med so I assume it takes six hours from Paris to the Med by autoroute. I take the motorway from Rennes to Nantes from which there is a new motorway direct to Lyon leading to the Med.
Otherwise you can fly down there and hire a car from people like Avis which is French owned!You can also take tthe TGV which is only six hours from
London to the area of Provence on the Med.
If you go via St Malo by ferry go to the Foret de Villecartier near Dol and Pontorson just outside St Malo where there are Black Woodpeckers, Middle
Spotted Woodpeckers and other commoner wee peckers! Also present there
many breeding Redstarts, Wooodlarks, Tree Pipits, Hawfinch, Honey Buzzards,
Short-toed Eagles sometimes, Goshawks and mnay other nice birds.The Bay of Mont St Michel has breeding Kentish Plovers and Stilts in good numbers and birds like Quail and many other interesting birds with Golden Orioles common near Dol as well as Red-backed Shrikes.
Worth a trip now it is peak breeding season as soon passage will begin of autumn migrants like waders and birds start to think of finishing their breeding!
Bertram.E.B.BREE in sunny Jersey home to seabirds now feeding in front of my home on the south-eastern tip bathed by summer sun on beautiful
stretches of bird filled beaches!