Lac des Sagnes - EN
Starting from Thorame-Haute, a pleasant route through the countryside and the Fauche meadows. When you arrive at Lac des Sagnes, take advantage of the Espace Ludique d'Orientation to enhance your outing.
At the end of the loop, the banks of Lac des Sagnes offer the chance to relax in the shade and take a picnic break. This route, signposted to FFC standards, is a great way to discover the mountain bocage that straddles the Verdon and Issole valleys. In this area, the agricultural fabric is still dense, and the landscapes crossed are strongly marked by the presence of animals, notably sheep with the "Agneaux de Sisteron - IGP Label Rouge" label.
The end of the loop leads to a soothing water reservoir built in 1960 for the irrigation of neighboring plots. Please note that swimming is prohibited. The site is surrounded by coniferous trees, providing shade for hikers, mountain bikers and picnicking families alike.
At the tail end of the reservoir is a sensitive area comprising wet meadows, low marshes and a vast reedbed at the bottom of the valley. Don't put your wheels there! Numerous slope springs feed this wetland, which gives rise to the Riou Tort stream, on which the Conservatoire d'espaces naturels de Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur has been working for several years to encourage a project to restore its hydrological functioning.
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