A succession of diverse and rich environments
A mosaic of meadows and woods, intersected by canals and dotted with small ponds, stretches over an area of more than 1,230 hectares.
From small wooden pontoons, admire the exceptional landscape before you… You enter the path through a small peaty wood, before encountering the prostrate pollard willows. Before you lies the smooth, peaceful marsh, and beneath your feet, the pond quivers with the startling sounds of tiny amphibians and their timid croaks. In the clear, shallow waters come to drink and feed birds and highland cattle, easily recognizable by their horns and long tawny coats.
A place to observe flora and fauna
The Marais de Guînes is a unique and precious ecosystem, home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. Its marshes, wet meadows, ponds and canals create an ideal habitat for numerous species of birds, amphibians, mammals and insects. The marsh is home to many rare species, for which it is the only habitat.
A remarkable landscape between land and water, the marsh is a verdant place, as pleasant for families to stroll as it is for the wide variety of plant and animal species that live there.