In a converted barn at the entrance to the Languedoc winemaking village of Feuilla, La Rassada is perfectly located between the Corbières hills (where you can see Bonelli’s and Golden eagles as well as Tawny pipit and Black-eared wheatear) and the coastal lagoons just 20 minutes away (where you can see Flamingo and spectacular spring migration at Leucate). Awake to the melodious trill of a Golden oriole and go to bed to the distant call of Eagle owl... Early morning birding near the property is usually very rewarding and later in the day you can sip a glass of wine on the terrace while you watch the Short-toed eagles hunting in the evening light.
This unspoilt corner of southern France is a nature lovers paradise with a wide range of birds, orchids, dragonflies and much more to see. A delicious and substantial breakfast will set you up for the day, with picnics and evening meals available by arrangement. We can advise you about the best birding spots and arrange guides as required. The area is also renowned for its orchids!
Hostess and Birding Languedoc co-founder, Philippa Benson welcomes anyone interested in the local Mediterranean flora and fauna.