Marais de Cambrin

Hauts de France  >  France

Very beautiful marsh with a landscaped path. The Cambrin Marsh Nature Reserve covers more than 74 hectares.

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Most recent update 5 October 2020


The Cambrin Marsh Nature Reserve is located in the alluvial floodable valley of the Lys plain, in the heart of the Beuvry, Cuinchy and Festubert marshes. The wetland is a mosaic of natural environments and is remarkable for the avifauna. The marsh represents an ideal nesting place for many birds and an interesting migratory stop and a wintering area. Among the birds you can see here are Greylag Goose, Mute Swan, Common Shelduck, , Northern Pintail, Common Teal, Common Pochard, Tufted Duck, Great Crested Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, Little Grebe, Common Wood Pigeon, Eurasian Collared Dove, Cuckoo, Water Rail, Great Cormorant, Great Bittern, Little Bittern, Grey Heron, Great Egret, Marsh Harrier, Common Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Eurasian Green Woodpecker, Eurasian Kestrel and Eurasian Hobby.


Français: La réserve naturelle du marais de Cambrin s’étend sur plus de 74 hectares sur la commune de Cambrin, entre Lille et Béthune. Cette zone humide se situe dans la vallée alluviale inondable de la plaine de la Lys, au cœur des marais de Beuvry, Cuinchy et Festubert. Mosaïque de milieux naturels, ce site d’un grand intérêt paysager et écologique est une zone humide d’importance régionale. Véritable cœur de nature, elle joue un rôle important dans la préservation de la ressource en eau et constitue un refuge de qualité pour tout un cortège de plantes et d’animaux. Trés beau marais avec chemin aménagé.



Visit of the site on foot. Access by the D941 between Béthune and La Bassée, about 10 km from Béthune to Cambrin, follow signs for the marsh. There is a 1.5 km marked walking trail, without difficulty, open all year round.


Français: Visite du site à pied. Accés par la D941 entre Béthune et La Bassée à environ 10 km de Béthune à Cambrin suivre fléchage le marais. Il y a un sentier pédestre balisé de 1,5 km, sans difficulté, ouvert toute l'année.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Scattered trees and bushes


Flat , Wet

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Autumn migration , Spring migration , Winter


Paved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform



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