Marais de Poisy

Haute Savoie  >  France

Wetland area with a quiet pond with a couple of observation platforms.

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Marais de Poisy is a low marsh that is one of the last extensive wetlands in the Annecy region. Good place for water birds, herons and raptors in the nearby fields. Among the birds you can see are Common Kingfisher, Eurasian Coot, Water Rail, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Black Kite, Grey Heron and Wren.


Français: Ce bas-marais alcalin constitue l'une des dernières zones humides étendues de la région annécienne et de l'avant-pays savoyard. Bon endroit pour les oiseaux aquatiques, les hérons et les rapaces dans les champs voisins.



Marais de Poisy is located to the northwest of Annecy, near the village of Poisy. Cycling is the best way to get there. If you go by car you can park at the sport fields. Click on the P in the map for directions. You can visit the observation platforms, but you can also walk around the marsh (1,6 km).


Français: Le Marais de Poisy est situé au nord-ouest d'Annecy, près du village de Poisy. Le vélo est le meilleur moyen de s'y rendre. Si vous venez en voiture, vous pouvez vous garer sur les terrains de sport. Cliquez sur le P sur la carte pour les directions. Vous pouvez visiter les plateformes d'observation, mais vous pouvez également vous promener dans le marais (1,6 km).

Terrain and Habitat




Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit



Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Bicycle , Car , Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

Photo Marais de Poisy by Guilhem Vellut from Annecy, France, CC BY 2.0, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons.

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