The nature reserve of Saint-Denis du Payré

The nature reserve of Saint-Denis du Payré

This extent of 206 hectars, was listed as an area of natural preservation in 1976. As such, it’s a must for nature lovers and birdwatchers. This extent of 206 hectars, was listed as an area of natural preservation in 1976. As such, it’s a must for nature lovers and birdwatchers.

Indeed, here you have the opportunity to spot and learn about over 140 species of birds, for example the marsh buzzard, the Eurasian Spoonbill or the rare Black-tailled Godwit… This makes the area one of the most popular bird observation spots in France, one where you might even see birds in their courtship ‘dance’.

Dates and times of opening :

From July 1st to the August 31st our naturalist-guides and organizers are at your service to visit the nature reserve.

Open every day except Saturdays from 9h30am to 12.30am and from 3pm to 7pm

For more information contact the Pôle des Espaces Naturels at Saint Denis du Payré
Tel : 02.51.28.41.10 or on their website online.

Nature reserve of La Belle Henriette

During the summer months, the quality of light in southern Vendée is amazing. If you love the beach and the countryside, forget the car and come and relax, revel in the joys of being on holiday. This protected nature reserve will dazzle you with the diversity of wildlife, flora and fauna. Running and long walks are a refreshing change from the crowded atmosphere of large seaside towns. An absolute must!

Guided visits are organized where you can learn about the varied wildlife of this nature reserve.

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