The Mas Larrieu reserve was created in 1984 to preserve the area from tourist construction. To the north of the commune of Argelès-sur-Mer, its 145 hectares, at the mouth of the Tech, offer incredible biodiversity and diverse landscapes: wild sandy beaches, dunes, dense reed beds, marshes, forests… It is one of the last “wild” sites on the Roussillon coast.
Indeed, between fresh and salt water, hundreds of plant and animal species live in harmony in the reserve. You can find different species of birds or insects such as the Oxygastra curtisii, an endangered dragonfly that the reserve helps to preserve.
To get there, you can park in the reserve’s car park at the end of the access track, chemin du Pas d’en Diégo (after the Luna Park roundabout and the L’équinoxe campsite). All along the walk, you will find an educational trail with various information panels on the fauna and flora as well as a picnic area.