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The pond of Massy

in Gaillères

This body of water initially created as a fishing reserve, surrounded by a communal forest, is today a natural space whose environmental interest is recognized. Thus, part of the site is integrated into the European Natura 2000 network identifying areas with strong ecological challenges.

Among the riches that have earned it this recognition, humid alder and ash forests, as well as an alternation of environments conducive to the presence of protected species of insects, birds and even bats.

But it is above all fishing that is in the spotlight in Massy. Appropriate management allows amateurs to try their luck with pike, tench, roach and other fish that make up the fish procession of this body of water.

Come and discover this place and enjoy its many activities, starting with fishing, with a pontoon fitted out and accessible for people with reduced mobility.

For walkers, several hiking trails are so many opportunities to multiply itineraries.

First, the redesigned botanical trail with information panels on the wealth and ecological challenges of the site, enriched with zooms made on certain plant species.

Then with the two loops of the departmental plan which start in Massy (the airials circuit and that of the ponds), lasting 2h and 1h30 respectively.

Finally, the orientation course covering an area of 2.9 km2 with 29 checkpoints allows you to discover Massy in a different way.

A playground for children, picnic areas, a pond house equipped with toilets also accessible for people with reduced mobility complete this leisure offer in the heart of nature.

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From the site of the ponds of Massy

in Gaillères