THE BRETON MARSH

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Presentation

The Breton marsh is a protected natural area classified as "Natura 2000". It covers almost half of the town of Villeneuve en Retz.
Its total area is close to 450 km2.It covers a territory which extends from Moutiers en Retz to the forest of Monts and Machecoul.

In Villeneuve, the marsh is located to the south between the port of Collet and Fresnay. In the old days, it was covered by the sea and formed up to Noirmoutier the Gulf of Machecoul.
 
Many species of birds and animals live there according to the seasons; Avocets, egrets, cines, herons, nutria, ducks, raptors, harriers, storks ...

You can enter it on foot, on horseback and even by bicycle ... This area is recognized as a wetland of international importance (RAMSAR convention) for the protection of birds and in particular for their nesting.
Information
  • TYPE OF SITE :
    • Marshes - wetlands
    • Viewpoint / Panoramic view
  • NATURAL HERITAGE CATEGORY :
    • Natural area
    • Voluntary or National Nature Reserve
    • natural zone 2000
  • CAPACITY :
    • Authorised coach stop
  • PETS :
    • Pets allowed
  • ACCESSIBILITY :
    • Access with help
  • TOWN :
    • Villeneuve-en-retz
Equipment/services
  • FACILITIES, ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES :
    • Free car park all the year long
Comfort
  • Facilities and services :
    • Car park

Map

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LE MARAIS BRETON
Les Rivières aux Guérins
Bourgneuf-en-Retz
44580
VILLENEUVE EN RETZ
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 47.03477
Longitude : -1.94180
  • Distance from the center (church ) :
    • 0,9 m du centre de Fresnay
    • 0,9 m du centre de St Cyr
    • 0,9 m du centre de Bourgneuf
    • less than 1 Km. from the center
Contact details
THE BRETON MARSH
Les Rivières aux Guérins
Bourgneuf-en-Retz
44580
VILLENEUVE EN RETZ
mail / message
Phone : 02 40 21 17 88 (B.I.T)
Phone : 02 40 21 40 07 (Mairie)
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