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The little beasts

From CP to CM2

Over the course of 3 days, students will go to school in the woods to discover all the secrets of nature and learn to respect the environment. They’ll get a playful introduction to the world of macro-invertebrates (insects, molluscs, worms and crustaceans) and, more broadly, the concept of biodiversity.

They’ll be led to discover, explore and observe insects in their environments, and learn about their roles and virtues in ecosystems.

Enfant moins de 12 ans
3 days
2 nuits
2 nights full boardSuc et Sentenac accommodation center
3 days


1st day: welcome, discovery of the center, presentation of the stay and installation in the matinee.

Afternoon: Nature trail, discovery of the fauna and flora of the undergrowth on a developed trail, in small groups and supervised by the center’s mountain guides.

2nd day: Daylittle beasts” around the Bernadouze peat bogDiscovery of the biodiversity of a particular ecosystem, playful observation of the environment and identification of its various animal and plant species.Fishing and discovery of small animals in the water (study of macro-invertebrates) and aquatic fauna-water quality workshop (identification of animals indicating pollution levels and water quality), walk on the Port de Lers estives and in the Freychinède beech forest

Veillées: Tales and legends from Ariège provided by a storyteller.

3rd dayin the morning: visit to a honey factory.

Discover the world of bees, the work of the beekeeper, the different products made from the work of bees. Tasting after the visit.


Exceptional location, in the Parc Naturel Régional des Pyrénées Ariégeoises, in the heart of the Montcalm Massif, at an altitude of 1,000 meters, on the southern slope of the Vicdessos Valley, on the edge of the village of Suc.

80 beds (30 rooms from 2 to 6 beds) – dining room with terrace (grandiose panorama) – 4 activity rooms with internet access – warm, friendly setting (relaxation area & video, library, fireplace area) – large playground.

The + of the offer:

A permanent qualified team, approved by the French Education Nationale: 1 teacher, 1 mountain leader, 1 BPJEPS Hiking & Environmental Education Leader
The Center’s 2 coaches (25 & 31 seats) for travel on site
Balanced and varied meals, prepared on site by a chef


Price includes

Full-board accommodation from dinner on day 1 to lunch on the last day

the activities mentioned above

the storytelling evening, on-site transport.

Price does not include

Transportation from school to center

draps not provided.


April to June and September to October

Price per person – based on 25 children

Children 120€ (under 12 years old)
Adults: 80 €

1 free ticket per 10 children + free driver

Office de Tourisme des Pyrénées Ariégeoises
La Résidence, 6 Avenue Théophile Delcassé
Gisèle Lacassin : 05 61 64 90 31 – groupes@pyrenees-ariegeoises.com