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Natural reserve of Marais d'Orx

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Stunning walk

Beautiful way to spend a couple of hours. The whole family enjoyed this peaceful time out. We saw... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
Jemma B
Excellent nature reserve

Informative centre and lovely signposted walk around the marshes. Birds and other animals in... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
sdmmb
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1005 Route du Marais, 40530 Labenne, France
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

Beautiful way to spend a couple of hours. The whole family enjoyed this peaceful time out. We saw lots of birds, fish and turtles.It was free which is fab, so quiet that we couldnt help but relax and take in the sceneryMore

Thank Jemma B
reservemaraisorx, Agent d'accueil at Natural reserve of Marais d'Orx, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We would like to thank you for your compliments, the Nature Reserve team of Marais Orx is very pleased to hear that you had a good time on our site. We are looking forward to...More

Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Informative centre and lovely signposted walk around the marshes. Birds and other animals in abundance.More

Thank sdmmb
reservemaraisorx, Responsable relations publiques at Natural reserve of Marais d'Orx, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave us an opinion. Thank you for your compliments, the team of the Nature Reserve Marais Orx is happy to know that you had a good time on our site. It's a pleasure to see you again....More

Reviewed 9 July 2018

Birds, amphibians, insects, aquatic life...this generously-sized nature reserve offers some of everything! A great way to spend the morning or the afternoon and sure to delight children and adults alike!More

Thank Lespreau
reservemaraisorx, Responsable relations publiques at Natural reserve of Marais d'Orx, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave us an opinion. Thank you for your compliments, the team of the Nature Reserve Marais Orx is happy to know that you had a good time on our site. It's a pleasure to see you again....More

Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

I took my two children (9&6) here to kill a couple of hours one morning and we absolutely loved it. The wetlands are alive with birds, reptiles and the occasional mammal, not to mention the amphibious inhabitants. One thing we particularly enjoyed was discovering the...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2016

We loved it here. We went along the board walk and past a couple of the bird hides. We saw lots of insects, birds, turtles and even a mammal (not sure what!). Lots of benches for picnics and picnic tables next to the shop. Very...More

Thank bourneo
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Huge, 1000 hectare marsh with excellent access although one part is restricted to booked tours only. The highlight of our trip was a Western Green Lizard, so brightly coloured it could have walked off a Disney film set. We also saw a Glossy Ibis, Montague's...More

Thank AndreaSussex_England
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

What a treat. Saw a multitude of birds including herons (2 species), spoonbills and ducks. Turtles sunning, as well as lizards. Surprised to spot a wild boar wading though the marsh to an island! Remember hat and drinks as little shade. No food outlet (but...More

Thank Malcolm G
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Just wonderful ! If you have an afternoon to spend...this is the ideal place to go with child or between friends if you love to see Nature...just walk...and see...there is a tour you can do (2 hours) that s just amazing !

Thank KaraD64
Reviewed 7 July 2016

I went for the birding and the landscape, and was very pleasantly surprised by the signage and explanations, the bird hides were integrated in the landscape and there were several whimsical details. The history of the marais was fascinating, dating back to Napoleon who desired...More

1  Thank travellingsloths
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Response from sdmmb | Reviewed this property |
Not in the lake. It is a wildlife sanctuary and designed for walking around with a good visitors centre also. But it is quite close to the beaches at Labenne :)
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