The Valencières salt marsh

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La Ferme du Pas de l'Île

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Stork watching

The marsh, rich in exceptional biodiversity and a favourite stopover for migratory birds, is a delight for nature lovers. The Châteauneuf stork observatory, close to Ile Chauvet, gives you the chance to get up close and personal to the most important nesting site for this species in the Marais Breton. With the...

Buying salt in the heart of the marsh

If you come across a salt-marsh worker walking around the Marais Breton Vendéen, stop off! He'll tell you all about his fascinating trade, and you can buy your salt direct from the salt marshes. Salt marshes are very shallow basins of salt water in which seawater circulates, concentrating it into salt, which...

Enjoy oysters "à la cabane"

What better way to enjoy oysters than direct from the producer? In Bouin and Beauvoir-sur-Mer, oyster farming is king! The 6 harbours, which can only be used at high tide, are located at the mouths of the main coastal channels. Their main activity is oyster farming! Queens of the bay, "Les...

Enjoy the good life and discover the treasures of Sallertaine!

As lovers, set off in search of the town's secrets and explore the diversity of its crafts!

In the heart of the marsh, discoveries and local flavours

Explore the towns of Bouin and Beauvoir-sur-Mer on a marshland getaway with friends! Between farm and marsh activities, you're sure to fall in love with our region!

À Petits Pas: a family discovery day!

Stroll between Saint-Christophe-du-Ligneron and Challans and admire nature, learn about farm animals and taste delicious local produce.

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