Wide open spaces
The long beaches and string of small lakes are the hallmarks of the Côte du Midi landscape. Marshlands, salt marshes, dunes, lagoons... they are home to a remarkable variety of wildlife, especially birds, with nearly 350 species present either all year round or "passing through". Many of the natural sites are owned by the Conservatoire du Littoral (Coastal Conservatory) and placed under the protection of the Parc naturel régional de la Narbonnaise en Méditerranée (Narbonne Regional Natural Park). From April to October, the nature park organises the so-called "Rendez-vous du Parc", i.e. free walks with a guide.