Neouvielle National Nature Reserve
How many are there? Several dozen? A hundred? No one has ever been able to count the lakes in this nature reserve. They are scattered throughout the landscape and form a string of pretty blue mirrors that sparkle in the midst of the mountain pines, meadows and rhododendrons. It is an enchanting landscape with its mix of a wide range of green and turquoise-blue shades. But in Néouvielle, the animals also guarantee a show. The most unobtrusive lives in the streams. It is called the Pyrenean brook salamander. This strange animal is a sort of large newt and boasts of being a contemporary of the dinosaurs. More common creatures such as solitary foxes, Pyrenaean chamois, marmots, griffon vultures and bearded vultures, common frogs, and common midwife toads inhabit this land of wonders.
You can discover the Neouvielle Nature Reserve in the following itineraries:
Road access from the Saint Lary valley.
From the 1st of June to the 30th September, in order to conserve the site, there is no vehicle access allowed to the Aumar and Aubert lakes between 930 am and 630 pm. Cars can be left in the parking at the Oredon lake. Between 930 am and 630 pm there is a service of shuttle buses to reach the lakes, the buses run every 30 minutes, the journey takes 15 minutes.