DEPARTEMENTAL BIOLOGICAL RESERVE

A natural area preserved and developed by the Vendée Department, this 146-hectare reserve is made up of a mosaic of natural environments typical of the Marais Poitevin. It is home to over 1,200 species of remarkable flora and fauna.

Description

In the Maison de la Réserve, discover an interactive space dedicated to the Marais des Huttes:
- Immerse yourself in the history of the Marais des Huttes to understand the mosaic of landscapes you can see today.
- In the projection room, contemplate the site's biodiversity on a large screen
- Take a look at the naturalist collections, bearing witness to the rich life of the reserve.

From the Maison de la Réserve, choose your discovery route:
- The Hutter Trail (1km), punctuated by reading tables to help you understand the history of the site and the way of life of the hutters.
- The naturalist trail (3km) with two observatories to discover the marsh's biodiversity: flowers, insects, mammals... keep your eyes peeled! Binoculars on loan.

A family visit!
- Sowers of Biodiversity" treasure hunt
Come and meet Sylvestre as a family, take up his nature challenges and become "sowers of biodiversity"!
A family treasure hunt for children aged 4 and over. Free, starting from the Maison de la Réserve.
- To the rescue of the otter", a fun, connected walk in the heart of the marsh: equipped with your own smartphone, follow the trail of a young otter through the maze of the marsh. Download the free Baludik application from the App Store or Google Play.

During the school holidays, themed nature outings are offered for those curious about nature... ask for the programme! Don't forget to book your events (places are limited).

Groups of children and adults must book in advance.

Access is difficult for people with reduced mobility and pushchairs.

  • Groups accepted
  • Types : observatory

Languages

  • French

Booking

Availabilities and booking

Visit

  • Information board languages : French, English

Visits languages

  • French

Individual

  • Length of visit : 3h (on average)

Groups

  • Length of visit : 2h (on average)

Comfort / services

  • Picnic area
  • Electrical outlet
  • Toilets
  • Wifi access

Prices / opening times

Free

Opening

Open all year round

From 01 May 2024 to 30 June 2024
DaysSchedule
Mercredi 14h00 to 18h00
Jeudi 14h00 to 18h00
Vendredi 14h00 to 18h00
Samedi 14h00 to 18h00
Dimanche 14h00 to 18h00
From 01 July 2024 to 31 August 2024
DaysSchedule
Lundi 10h00 to 19h00
Mardi 10h00 to 19h00
Mercredi 10h00 to 19h00
Jeudi 10h00 to 19h00
Vendredi 10h00 to 19h00
Samedi 10h00 to 19h00
Dimanche 10h00 to 19h00
From 01 September 2024 to 18 October 2024
DaysSchedule
Mercredi 14h00 to 18h00
Samedi 14h00 to 18h00
Dimanche 14h00 to 18h00
From 19 October 2024 to 03 November 2024
DaysSchedule
Lundi 14h00 to 18h00
Mardi 14h00 to 18h00
Mercredi 14h00 to 18h00
Jeudi 14h00 to 18h00
Vendredi 14h00 to 18h00
Samedi 14h00 to 18h00
Dimanche 14h00 to 18h00