Allier river kept its wild character
This is a unique waterway in Europe, the Allier river is brimming with wild character. It shows off the best of its personality when it crosses the Bourbon area: its wide meanders change at the will of the rises in water and erosion. Of international renown, this wetland is home to remarkable fauna and flora. South of Moulins, the Val d’Allier nature reserve is home to over 250 species of birds, some with great heritage value like the osprey, the stonecurlew or the kingfisher.
Although protected, the Allier river is accessible to walkers, fishermen and canoeists to discover it in depth and experience nature at its best.
Listen to the river's life