Marais de Brouage
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Covering almost 11,000 hectares spread over a dozen communes, the Brouage marsh in Charente-Maritime is made up of a series of canals running through a mosaic of wet meadows, surrounded by forested hillsides. Near the coast, soil salinity increases, allowing salt meadows to flourish.
A veritable paradise for herons, storks and egrets, as well as some 300 other bird species, the marsh has retained much of its appearance inherited from salt farming, which disappeared for good in the 1950s.
The marshes of Brouage offer many surprises for walkers who want to discover an incredible diversity of flora and fauna. Numerous hiking trails allow you to contemplate a variety of ducks, wading birds, birds of prey and swans. The flowering meadows are a delight to the eye. Amphibians and insects play a sometimes surprising concerto. In spring, storks can be seen nesting here, in a natural setting of fluorescent colors dominated by yellow irises, reeds, mustard and sea lavender...
Marais de Brouage 2 Rue de l'Hospital17320, Marennes-Hiers-BrouageFranceItinerary