Crossbill Nature Guides Loire Valley – Loire, Brenne and Sologne – France

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This nature travel guidebook to the Loire Valley, Brenne and Sologne contains routes and background info on landscape, flora and fauna.

  • Landscape history
  • Ecosystems
  • Geology
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Where to watch birds
  • Finding orchids and other wildflowers
  • 17 detailed routes with tips for finding wildlife and 13 site descriptions
Author: Dirk Hilbers, Tony Williams
Print: 1st
Year: 2011
Country: France
Language: English
ISBN: 978 90 5011 354 0
Pages: 208
Size: 21 x 15 cm
Description

Region covered by this guide

This guide covers the central part of France, roughly coinciding with the Centre-Val de Loire administrative region. The area stretches out from Angers in the west to Nevers in the east (both on the banks of the Loire) and from Orleans in the north to Poitiers in the south. Within this region, the book focusses on four natural areas: La Brenne, Le Sologne, Loire-Anjou-Touraine Regional Park and Forêt d’Orleans.

The Crossbill Guide is a thorough and practical guide for naturalists and nature lovers. It offers background information and detailed routes and site descriptions, plus tips on finding and watching all kinds of wildlife. Each route offers detailed descriptions of where and how to find wildlife and wildflowers and shows you the characteristics of the landscape and geology. The book offers a mix of (mostly easy) walking routes and car itineraries with stops and short walks.

About the Loire Valley, Brenne and Sologne

The Loire valley lies right in the heart of France. It has a gentle, rolling landscape and, many castles (for which this area of the ‘royal Loire’ is famous). It also has a great natural heritage and wildlife.  Amongst naturalists, the most famous part of this region is La Brenne, an area with a lovely, small-scale landscape of fields, meadows, heathlands and woodlands, plus thousands of lakes, which combined make for one of the most important wetlands of France. Nearby Sologne and Forêt d’Orleans are more wooded and have more heathlands, plus, once again, many lakes. The fourth natural area in this region is the Loire-Anjou-Touraine Regional Park, which hosts a wide array of wild riverine ecosystems.

About the authors

Dirk Hilbers (NL, 1976), set up the Crossbill Guides Foundation and travels Europe to research the guidebooks. This is the 8th guide on which he has worked. As a biologist, when not in the field, Dirk Hilbers is a free-lance writer and lecturer in the field of nature education and environmental ethics.
Tony Williams is a nature guide and works for the LPO, the French Birdlife partner. Tony lives and works in the Brenne.

Reviews (1)

1 review for Crossbill Nature Guides Loire Valley – Loire, Brenne and Sologne – France

  1. Dave Mellor

    I have been visiting the Loire area for several years now and thought I knew it well. Then I came across the Crossbill guide book.
    I just want to thank the authors (and the publishers) for such an interesting and well written book
    It gives a very thorough account of the highlights of the area and I am discovering so much more.
    I’ll be making good use of it from now on.

    Well done!

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