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HORSE AND CARRIAGE TRIP

to the sound of hooves along the polder
Accompanied by Archibald, Brillant or Corail, our Boulogne draft horses, set off in a carriage to discover the Baie de Somme and its changing lights.
The coachman and the guide will explain to you how the Bay works and its tides while discovering the fauna and flora present on this protected estuary.

Duration
2 hours

Public
For all
6 participants maximum

Prices
Adult: 30€
Child (4 to 12 years old): €25

The price includes the outing as well as the rental of binoculars
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LES 4 SAISONS DE L'ORNITHOLOGIE - 100% TERRAIN

Whether you are curious about nature, new to ornithology, an observer of birds and nature on a daily basis, this training - visit is open to all without any necessary prerequisites.
Field observation of avifauna is based on the behavior of species (ethology) according to the seasons and the natural environments frequented.
Technical bases and personalized identification methods will be provided to you to be more independent and progress at your own pace.
Priority is given to observation, listening and discussions on the ground in a friendly atmosphere. 100% terrain and pleasure for the eyes

Audience
From 16 years old - beginner to amateur level
12 participants maximum

Duration: half day

Rate
60€ per half day

The price includes: The price includes training, access to the Park for the day as well as binocular rental
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SORTIE VÉLORNITHO

Accompanied by bird songs and morning lights, ride to the rhythm of nature towards the marshes, reed beds and bocages of the Bay of Somme.
3 different circuits are offered to discover the nesting and migratory species present in the region in spring. Each one is specifically designed for nature (and cycling!) enthusiasts and includes unmissable “birding” sites but also some lesser-known nature spots.

The cycle paths and picturesque trails lend themselves to regular stops to observe birds in complete tranquility.

A coffee break (or picnic depending on the circuits) halfway will allow you to regain your strength before returning to the starting point.


Prices
31€/person - binocular rental included

Audience
from 16 years old


Bike not included - possibility of recommendation of a service provider on request.
8 participants maximum
The circuits are flat but may include "off-road" parts. Assisted bike (MTB or VTC) or good physical level recommended.


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ENCOUNTER WITH NATURE

The guide accompanies visitors before the opening to the public to discover and decipher the behavior of birds.
Songs, nuptial parades, migrations: each season has its share of surprises and wonder.

Duration
2h30 to 3h

Public
Everyone, from 8 years old
Walking level: Easy
20 participants maximum
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A NIGHT AT THE MARQUENTERRE

The ocher and soft lights of summer settle on the bodies of water. At a time when the last visitors to the Park are leaving the premises, discover the life of the species that take advantage of the long days and the coolness of the evening.
At sunset, when the birds return to their dormitories, come back to the Maison du Parc for a tasting buffet of regional products. The evening is an intense period of animal life, the occasion for a convivial moment with family or friends for an evening... at Marquenterre.

Duration
2h30 to 3h

Public

From 12 years old
Walking level: Easy
20 participants maximum


On some summer dates, extend the evening at the Maison du Parc around a buffet of local products

Simple formula from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.:
July 3, 10, 24, 31 and August 7, 21, 28
Prices: €26 / adult - €16 / child

Visit formula + local buffet from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.:
July 17 and August 14
Prices: €45 / adult - €30 / child
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THE PARK AT DAYBREAK

Enjoy the Park from the first light of day!
Once a year, the Park opens its doors at 6 a.m. to allow you to see the awakening of nature.
Whether you are a photographer or a nature lover, let yourself be carried away by the magic of the place at sunrise.

Park entrance fee

Date: Saturday June 29
Opening at 6 a.m.


PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP ON THE LOOKOUT

The introduction to the lookout is a great first experience to put yourself “in the skin and mind of a wildlife photographer”. A "turnkey" formula which allows you to use the Park's privatized hide, the entire site and its public observatories for the day and to benefit from the advice of a naturalist photographer guide who will reveal all his tips for ground.

From 16 years old
Beginner to amateur level

190€ per day

Duration: full day: from 7 a.m. to park closing
Dates and times: by reservation - subject to a period favorable to the presence of birds (from March to June)
The price includes the rental of the hide, the accompaniment of the guide for 3 hours, lunch at the Park restaurant, as well as access to the Park for the day
1 participant maximum


PHOTO HIDE RENTAL

A resin hide is personally reserved for you to enter into the photographic intimacy of the birds.
Its location at water level allows for quality shots.
Throughout the seasons, ducks, spoonbills and waders are there.
The naturalist photographer guide will advise you during your reservation for the best period to choose according to your photographic wishes.

Audience
From 16 years old
Amateur to advanced level

Rate
120€ per day

Duration: full day: from 7 a.m. to park closing

Dates and times: by reservation - subject to a period favorable to the presence of birds (from March to June)

The price includes the rental of the hide as well as access to the Park for the day (catering possible at an additional cost).
1 to 2 participants maximum


THE HIGH TIDES

Outing in the Baie de Somme, along the dyke of the Parc du Marquenterre, at high tide. These meetings with the high tides of high coefficient allow to discover the landscapes of the foreshore and the many animal and plant species that live there. This is the perfect time to observe the first gatherings of migratory birds in transit and chased by the waves.

Duration

2h30 to 3h

Public
Walking level: Good walker
20 participants maximum

Prices
Adult: €26
Child: €16

The price includes the exit, access to the Park for the day as well as the rental of binoculars.
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PRIVATE VISIT

Choose your moment, your season, and spend a special moment with a Parc du Marquenterre guide on a private tour.
He will be your exclusive contact during this discovery of wild fauna and flora.
Tailor-made for an extraordinary moment!

1 to 3 people: 210€
Additional visitor: €70

Duration: approximately 3 hours
Dates and times: subject to availability

Reservation by telephone on 03 22 25 20 71


DUSK EXCURSION

Dusk is a privileged moment to enjoy unique atmospheres: concert of Natterjack Toads and Tawny Owls, crystalline song of the nightingale, or noisy arrival of cormorants in the dormitory...
A whole universe of sound that caresses our ears.

Immerse yourself in this atmosphere by enjoying a picnic on the ground in an observation post

Duration
3h


Public
From 12 years old
Walking level: Easy
20 participants maximum

Prices
Adult: €41
Child: €26

The price includes the outing, access to the Park for the day, the picnic and the rental of binoculars.
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THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD OF BIRDS

As a family, go fishing for clues to discover the secrets of the birds of the Parc du Marquenterre.
After a presentation at the viewpoint, the guide will let you go on a "naturalist mission".
Armed with your field notebook, the children will have to elucidate the enigmas by looking for clues in the observation posts or with the guides encountered on the course.
Once the mysteries have been solved, all the teams will gather around the guide to share their observations and take advantage of his explanations over a good snack at the heronry observatory.

From 6 years old
Walking level: easy
5 teams - 6 people per team maximum

Prices
Child: €16
Accompanying entry: €12

The price includes the activity, access to the Park for the day as well as the rental of a pair of binoculars for each team.


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INTRODUCTORY WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

Accompanied by the beautiful atmosphere of sunrise and a specialized and passionate guide, the Park offers you an immersion in the world of wildlife photography.

Starting with naturalist knowledge then moving through creativity (framing, composition) and mastery of settings, experience a half-day rich in nature education.

At sunrise, the Park is closed to the public and we favor the terrain to enjoy the best lights in an unusual setting.
The outings are punctuated by some knowledge assessments in the classroom and by a breakfast.

Duration
1/2 day

Prices
Adult: €72
The price includes the course, breakfast and access to the Park for the day
Photo equipment to be provided.

Public
8 participants maximum
beginner level
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WELL-BEING OUTING

Discovery and contemplation evening at Marquenterre Park
An evening for anyone looking for deceleration and wonder.
It is at the end of the day, when nature and its small people commune that you will discover the Parc du Marquenterre accompanied by a naturalist guide: spoonbills, egrets, storks... little by little, you will take a new look at the beauty striking places; its colors, its shapes and the sound decor that settles like a melodious score in the conscience...
After tasting a drink and a sweet treat, you will enjoy a well-being and relaxation break at the viewpoint of the Park. Breathe, feel the air on your face, listen to your body and welcome relaxation.

A perfect experience to create memories and strengthen the bonds of the heart.

Duration: 2h00
Booking: for all information and booking of the activity, go to the website www.terresetmerveilles-baiedesomme.com, well-being section

Dates: Sunday April 21 at 5:15 p.m., Sunday June 2 at 5:15 p.m. and Tuesday July 9 at 5:15 p.m.


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Enjoy 20% off in June

ENJOY 20% OFF IN JUNE


With the code JUIN, benefit from a 20% discount on your free entry purchased online, for a visit from June 1 to 30, 2024.

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