CASTOR

Discovering river builders

May 8, 2022
Avenches - Visites et tours guidés

Known for its building skills, the beaver is mainly active at night. Now protected, the beaver is taking advantage of the renaturation of rivers to extend its territory.

Reintroduced into the Broye between 1972 and 1975, the beaver is a tireless builder of dams and lodges to shelter its family. A protected species in Switzerland since the 1960s, the beaver plays a major role in shaping landscapes and ecosystems, particularly rivers. Accompanied by a specialist from the Broye Source de Vie association, you will discover the largest rodent in Europe.

Since 2009, the Broye Source de Vie Association has been working tirelessly to renaturalise this emblematic river of the region. Previously entirely channelled between Moudon and Salavaux, the renaturation of the Broye allows the water temperature to be lowered and the flow to be regulated throughout the year, thus increasing its biodiversity. The Association also works closely with farmers to find sustainable solutions for crop irrigation.

Bring: goggles, walking shoes & waterproof trousers, torch. Avoid perfume and dogs.
Visit in French
Duration: 2h30
Price: CHF 20 per person/CHF 15.- for children up to 12 years old
Maximum 20 participants
Meeting point and parking: see under Documents and Links

  • Office du Tourisme d'Avenches
  • Place de l'Eglise 3
  • 1580 Avenches - CH


  • Links

  • Prices

---

---

min.---°C / max.---°C

Not to be missed in the vicinity...

You may also like...

To see, do, experience…

---

---

min.---°C / max.---°C

Avenches Tourism on social networks

    ---

    ---

    min.---°C / max.---°C

    Weather forecasts for
    Lausanne
    ------°C---°C
    ------°C---°C
    ------°C---°C
    ------°C---°C
    ------°C---°C

    Terms and conditions

    What if our personalised recommendations don’t suit you?

    you can choose to base the recommendations displayed on your own requirements and interests. Whether you’re looking for a solo adventure, family activities or a gourmet trip with your spouse, the suggestions made will be based on your own preferences.

    You want to find out what the local tourist attractions are based on your current location?

    You can use the map on each page to establish your location and find local points of interest. So you’ll be able to explore the canton, region by region, select the places you’re going to visit along a planned route and get a quick idea of what a town has to offer you.

    You want to make your own selection? Just store your top picks in favourites!

    If you want to store your selection, print it, export it to your free smartphone app "Vaud:Guide” or share it with your friends, you'll can do all this with “Favourites”.

    You want to share your wish list And your choices with your friends? That’s simple!