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Wildlife of France (Europe)

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Butterflies and flowers including orchids in early summer. The Alps and Pyrenees mountains have large wild areas.

Enjoy Flower Watching while you explore.

The Carmargue is a fantastic place to see flamingoes and other wetland wildlife. Gavarnie in the Pyrenees has birds of prey, flowers, butterflies and amazing views and might be my favourite wildlife-watching spot in the whole world.

France is a developed country in western Europe with a relatively low population density and a lot of agricultural land. One of the wildlife highlights of rural France is the grazing land, which is often unimproved. This means flowers such as orchids and insects such as butterflies and grasshoppers. Steeper slopes have often escaped the industrialisation of farming: so hilly or mountainous areas are often better for seeing this unimproved grassland.

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Areas of France are hot enough in the summer to support larger insects such as this cricket which can be seen in the flower meadows of the Cevennes.

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The Alps offer dramatic scenery and more extreme habitats and environments for the wildlife. Although there is less wildlife to see, the scenic views and specialist, hardy local species can make it just as rewarding.

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A Griffon Vulture soaring in front of the cliffs of the Gorge du Tarn. They can also be seen in large numbers in the Pyrenees.



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