Situated in the Cévennes national park, one of the wildest areas of Europe, your stay at the Château du Fraissinet gives you the opportunity to recharge and reconnect with the natural world
Wild boar on the river bank
An egret walks elegantly along the riverbank
A beaver slips silently into the water
Badger snuffling for worms
Genet ~ about the size of a cat ~ out hunting near the riverbank
The camera traps set up this year by conservation biologist Madeleine Wheatley have revealed a world of wildlife that we could only guess at before.
Maddy's videos show a secret night-time world where badgers, beavers, wild boar and many other animals, calmly go about their business without interference from humans.
Wild boar with their babies (marcassins)
Swallowtail butterfly in the lavender
Roe deer enjoying breakfast
The natural world at the Château du Fraissinet isn't limited to mammals. There are also hundreds of trees, wild flowers, birds, bees and other insects, lizards, frogs, toads and occasionally a salamander to be found in the grounds and on the hills nearby. The biodiversity even includes 72 species of butterfly and moth, according to one guest who was an expert.