Observatoire d Ancenis

Loire Atlantique  >  France

Small wetland that only holds water in winter.

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Most recent update 11 January 2021
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Small, quiet area equipped for bird observations with descriptive sheets at the Observatory. It is interesting to see at several times of the year. In summer it is a vast field but when the rain comes the pasture gives way to a wetland with a lot of birds. So it is a marsh which holds only water in winter. Among the birds you can see here are Great Cormorant, Northern Lapwing, Mute Swan, Great Egret, Little Egret, Cattle Egret and Grey Heron. Good to combine with the marsh of Marais de Grée that is close by and also described on Birdingplaces.


Français: Petite Zone tranquille et aménagée pour l observations des oiseaux avec des fiches descriptives au niveau de l Observatoire. C'est un marais qui n' est en eau qu'en hiver. Il est intéressant a voir a plusieurs périodes de l année. L été c'est un vaste champ en pâture, et quand le pluie reviens la pâture laisse place a un super Marais avec beaucoup de passage.



The area is signposted from the main road. There is a parking lot a few meters away. I advise you to park there and continue on foot. For the more motivated there are platforms that have been set up to be able to walk around it.


Français: Ils est indiqué de la route principale.Il y a un parking a quelques mètres. Je vous conseille de vous y garer et de continuer a piedPour les plus motivés il y a des plateformes qui ont été mise en place afin pouvoir en faire le tour.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Grassland , Agriculture


Flat , Wet , Dry , Open landscape , High water possible , Slippery

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Autumn , Winter

Best time to visit

Winter , Spring


Wide path , Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform


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