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Marais Salants de Guérande

Loire-Atlantique  >  France

The salt marshes of Guérande are salt works that date back to Roman times. The greatly differing salinity levels attract many birds.

Added by Willy Raitière

Description

The marshes of Marais salants de Guérande are divided into a mosaic of pans separated by clay mudwalls fed with water by channels. The salt works date back to Roman times. The greatly differing salinity levels, gives rise to rich algae and invertebrate communities which in turn support the numerous birds species present. The site is important for numerous species of nesting, feeding, resting and wintering migratory birds and waders. You can observe birds like Avocet, Black-winged Stilt, Common Tern, Spoonbill and Black-tailed Godwit and many other water birds and waders. See the birdlist below.

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Français: Le marais salant est un paysage grandiose, façonné par la main de l'homme depuis des siècles. Labellisés "Site remarquable du Goût", les 2 000 hectares de marais sont alimentés par les traicts du Croisic et de Mesquer. Protégés pour leur patrimoine écologique, ils se découvrent notamment avec 3 structures : Terre de Sel et la Maison des Paludiers à Guérande et le Musée des Marais Salants de Batz-sur-Mer. De même, des paludiers indépendants ou associations vous proposent de nombreuses prestations.

Details

Access

The route (6 km one way) you see on the map below meanders between the salt lakes and marshes. For parking click on the P in the map to get directions. Best option is to do the route on bicycle.

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Français: L'itinéraire (6 km aller seulement) que vous voyez sur la carte ci-dessous serpente entre les lacs salés et les marais. Pour le stationnement, cliquez sur le P sur la carte pour obtenir les directions. La meilleure option est de faire le parcours à vélo.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Mud flats, Sea

Conditions

Flat

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring, Autumn migration, Spring migration

Route

Paved road

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle, Car

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Links

View birdingplaces in the area that are published on Birdingplaces.eu

Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

Comments

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