Marais de Brouage

Charente-Maritime  >  France

Marais de Brouage is comprised of numerous reedbeds, wetlands, meadows and ponds. It is a part of the wetland networks of Charente-Maritime coast.

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Most recent update 23 November 2020


Brouage marsh was filled by sediments by the ocean from the 15th century onwards. It is now a hotspot for marsh species, waders, herons and ducks. Best visited during spring and summer when the hunting season is closed and disturbance at the lowest.



You can access Marais de Brouage by any side and park where you find a free spot.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Plain , River , Reedbeds


Flat , Wet , Open landscape , High water possible , No shadow

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring , Summer

Best time to visit

Autumn migration , Spring migration , Summer , Spring


Paved road , Wide path , Unpaved road , Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

You can stay on the main roads/tracks if visiting by car or bike but feel free to visit any small trails that you encounter. Go slow and take time to detail every sites where breeding birds can hide. Consider having a look/buy Where to watch birds in France (https://www.nhbs.com/where-to-watch-birds-in-france-pelagic-publishing-book). It is rich in details about birding sites.

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