Parc du Marquenterre

Baie de Somme  >  France

Parc du Marquenterre, is an ideal place to observe birds at the heart of the Baie de Somme National Nature Reserve.

Added* by Antoinne Sterk
Most recent update 12 February 2020


Whatever the season, you can watch thousands of birds of over 300 species (waders, shorebirds, water birds, perching birds and birds of prey) without disturbing them. There are three walking routes (approx. 45 min, 75 min and 90 min) which take you along the twelve observation posts.



Due to its location, traveling there by car is the best option. Park at the visitor centre. Park Entrance: Adult: € 10.50.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Forest , Mud flats , Sea


Flat , Hilly

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring , Autumn , Summer

Best time to visit

Spring , Autumn migration


Paved road , Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

Access to the Marquenterre Park is not free, but worth the admission price. With so many hides there is so much to see, you can spent an entire day here.

The three different walking routes make it easy for young and old. If needed, binoculars can be rented at the visitor center. There are many nature guides who can provide additional information on the birds in the park.


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