Prepare to be surprised and to reconnect with nature. No need to travel too far to get away from your usual routine and enjoy a change of scenery! The Marais Vernier is an extraordinary playground for those who wish to recharge their batteries and get back to basics.
In the heart of the Boucles de la Seine Normande Regional Natural Park, the Marais Vernier is a unique and important nature site in France. Originating from a meander that was abandoned thousands of years ago by the river Seine, the Marais Vernier has now become a vast wetland shaped like an amphitheatre with an observation tower for wildlife watching. From there, you will be able to see ducks, migratory birds, swans flying, and hear the frogs croaking…
At sunrise, in the morning mist, the animals wake up gently. In the wetland, Mother Nature should be contemplated. Life thrives and we are spectators. While having a walk, you are likely to meet Scottish Highland cattle and Camargue horses along the way. They have settled there and adapted to this environment over the years. The farmhouses with their thatched roofs and the apple orchards lining the paths show an authentic Normandy, far from the hustle and bustle of the modern world.
We particularly like: Having a change of scenery in an unspoilt setting.
The Marais Vernier covers more than 4,500 hectares consisting in reed beds, wet meadows and peatbogs. The Marais Vernier nature reserve is listed a Natura 2000 protected site and a Ramsar Wetland of International Importance.