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Parc du Marquenterre

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Great for bird watching

We arrived later than we would have liked (2:30 pm) -- if you like bird watching/photography, you... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2016
C N
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Very well presented, superb walking

Great walking and a wide selection of birds to view in a very well run operation, hides are... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2016
vespasian2014
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London, United Kingdom
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Des milliers d'oiseaux sauvages traversent chaque année la France pour migrer vers le nord ou le sud. Le Parc du Marquenterre constitue une escale pour nombre d'entre-eux. C'est l'occasion de les observer et voyager un peu, en compagnie des guides...more
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25 B Chemin des Garennes | Saint Quentin en Tourmont, 80120 Saint-Quentin-en-Tourmont, France
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Reviewed 28 March 2016

We arrived later than we would have liked (2:30 pm) -- if you like bird watching/photography, you could easily spend an entire day here. We managed to make our way around the long trail and despite stopping only a few minutes in each hide, we...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2016

Great walking and a wide selection of birds to view in a very well run operation, hides are positioned for optimal viewing.

Thank vespasian2014
Reviewed 3 November 2015

Spent 3 hours touring the park. Late October the diversity of species is impressive, the set up with all the observation barns is very well done. I am not a bird person u I really enjoyed the park. Bring binoculars, or rent them, a must.

Thank 167bruno
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Lovely well kept bird sanctuary, informitive booklet, shame that they don't produce one in English. Lots of "hides" often staffed by well informed wardens. Easy walk, wheel chair and push chair friendly. Very good restaurant, clean toilets.

Thank Marion G
Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

Having been members of the British wildlife and wetlands trust for many years, this place is similar but smaller and a fantastic cafe/restaurant at the end! There are three walks, from easy to normal to slightly harder! None will tax a reasonably able adult, but...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2015

The Parc Ornithologique de la Marquenterre is comparable to the WWT sites like Slimbridge. It has a "parcours pedagoguiqe of captive birds, and a series of lakes and wet meadows for wild birds. Even the "wild" section holds birds which are only passing migrants in...More

Thank Anthony D
Reviewed 18 June 2015

Storks feeding their young, fledged spoonbills flying around, and herons standing sentry; the most stunning views of these magnificent birds. Then there are the waders, avocets, stilts, grebes, widgeon and various other ducks. And the real rarities, night herons and cattle egrets. This park in...More

Thank Phil C
Reviewed 6 June 2015

What a lovely haven. So many interesting birds in a picturesque environment. A choice of walks dependent on time and ability. Good paths, plenty of viewing points. Just loved the frogs, so noisy and sociable. Saw several storks, even saw chicks nesting. A real joy....More

Thank Shepperton67
Reviewed 4 June 2015

We had a wonderful time walking threw the marshes and lakes. Many birds of many species nest on small islands and hovering above. The park is well maintained. There are many shelters for birdwatching without disturbing the wildlife. Nice set of placards with interesting information...More

Thank Israel E
Reviewed 16 May 2015

Very nicely preserved set of fresh water and salt water marches where bird watchers will feel at home. Entrance is rather pricy (10.5 euro/person) but the setting is great and the walkways are well maintained. Motivated guides are available for questions and pointing out to...More

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