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Event : Nature

Le Festival de l'oiseau - The Bird Festival in Virelles

Le Festival de l'oiseau - The Bird Festival in Virelles

Looking for something to do on the second weekend of September that involves nature? Come to the Festival de l'Oiseau in Virelles on 13 and 14/09/14!

A 6th edition not to miss!

Originally an optical materials fair - all manner of quality binoculars and long-distance vision aiding tools will be exhibited and can be freely tried out.

However, today, this festival hopes to become the major event for naturalists.

As always, photography will play a big part, with pieces and specialists at your service: they will share their experience and talent with you.

There is also the opportunity to discover the lake and its surroundings in a little tourist train.

For children: Initiation to binoculars, birds quiz, large family game, nature entertainment... and finally, photograph exhibitions, stands, excursions, guided tours of the nature reserve of the Virelles lake...

The festival's full schedule is on the website.


Adults: €6

Children (6-12 ans): €3.50

Natagora, Nature & Découvertes (Nature & Discoveries) and WWF members: €4

"Carte S" and disabled persons: €4

Groups (more than 15 people) booking necessary: €4.50

Taking part in the tours of the reserve, visits to Lompret and naturalist excursions are free when you present of your "Festival de l'Oiseau" entry ticket.

Booking is required.

Access to the second day is free when you show your ticket for Saturday!


  • tel. : +32 (0) 60 21 13 63
  • website :
  • email :

PLUSTourist information on the town CHIMAY




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We are not responsible for any changes in dates and/or programmes. Please contact the organiser prior to departure.