Nature Reserves in Brittany

Nature Reserves in Brittany


The Iroise nature reserve shelters species and habitats which are in need of protection and in some cases re-establishment. Access to the small islands is sometimes restricted. Discover this environment at the island environmental museum and visitors’ centre on the island of Molène.

Cap Sizun nature reserve

Cap SizunImposing scenery shaped by the elements and magnificent wild heath await you at this area of natural beauty close to the Pointe du Raz headland. The cliffs and tiny islands together form nesting grounds for numerous species of sea birds – guillemot, northern fulmar, kittiwake, etc.

Nature around Brest and Quimper

Brest & QuimperThroughout the summer, “Bretagne Vivante”/SEPNB guides invite you to explore the natural environment of Brest and the town of Quimper. Free nature walks around Brest. Nature walks around Quimper: 5 and 19 July: Toulven mudflats (leaves at 10am from Kerhuella equestrian centre car park on the Bénodet road, Quimper).12 and 26 July: Kerogan bay and peat bog (leaves at 10am, Aquarive car park, Quimper).

Southern Cornouaille and Saint-Nicolas-des-Glénan nature reserve

Southern CornouailleHalf day and full day nature walks are offered exploring the nature conservation site of Trévignon, the banks of the Aven, discovering small cliff-top plants, etc. There’s even a special programme of activities just for youngsters! Come and explore the island of Saint-Nicolas-des-Glénan too, with its own native species of narcissus in spring.

Belle-Île-en-Mer et la réserve de Koh Kastell

Morbihan IslandsThe Koh Kastell nature reserve on the untamed coast of Belle-île invites you to get to know its resident guests – lesser black-backed gulls, kittiwakes and fulmars. Île de Groix and François Le Bail nature reserve Discover a remarkable geological reserve on the island of Groix. Learn too about various topics linked to the flora and fauna of the seaside.

Call 06 72 97 83 25

Marsh birds in the Gulf of Morbihan

Marsh BirdsCome and discover the bird life of the salt marshes and water meadows in the heart of the Séné marsh and Pen en Toul nature reserves bordering the Gulf of Morbihan. Daily guided tours at Séné with exhibitions, video screening, observation posts, binoculars and telescopes provided. Nature walks one day a week at Pen en Toul, island of Arz, Séné and Rhuys peninsula.

Mandine ornithological site in Bouguenais

MandineThis wetland area on the banks of the Loire is home to many different types of birds which can be viewed from the observation hides summer and winter! In summer, you can spot members of the heron family – grey and purple heron, little egret and night heron – as well as kingfishers, waders, coot, little grebe, and more.

Rennes and Ille-et-Vilaine: coastline and woodland

RennesThe Ile des Landes is home to one of the largest sea bird colonies of shag, great black-backed gulls, etc in Ille-et-Vilaine. Come and observe them for yourself from the Pointe du Grouin headland at Cancale. Other sites offer the chance to discover different species of birds as well as insects and bats – unobtrusive creatures of heath, forest and countryside.

Tel: 0033(0)6 19 25 42 79
E-mail: [email protected]

Monts d’Arrée nature reserve

The Monts d’Arrée guides invite you to accompany them exploring Le Cragou heath to watch for roe deer at sunset, to follow beaver tracks and discover Le Venec peat bog, habitat for carnivorous plants and little-known grasses.

Tel: 0033(0)2 98 79 71 98
E-mail: [email protected]

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