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Leisure strolls through the marshes of Rochefort Ocean

Explore the marshes and discover the landscapes and the nature of these protected spaces.

The story of the marshes

Over the years, the marshes of Rochefort Ocean have changed from simple wet meadows to the marshes that we know today.

Transformed by men, the marshes around the castle of St Jean d'Angle became salt marshes and participated in the wealthiness of the territory in the Middle Age. The marshes in the north of Rochefort were even drained by the Dutch, hence the name "Les marais de la petite Flandre"...

In these wetlands, you'll go for long walks or a simple bike ride, you'll discover a place cut off from the rest of the world, among birds, otters and the rich nature of the marshes...

Walks in the protected spaces of Rochefort Ocean

During your walk in the marshes, take the time to observe the fauna and the flora that linger in these green spaces... Above all, marshes are protected areas, they are a real haven for the animals of our territory.

In Rochefort, Fouras-les-Bains, St-Laurent-de-la-Prée ... discover landscapes that change each season. Take a walk in the marshes of Soumard, a few minutes from Fouras and cross the road of the "Grand Phare", the red and white lighthouse. And who knows, maybe you'll be lucky enough to  see an otter in the marshes of Rochefort!

Click here to discover the hiking trails !