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Saint-Brieuc Bay natural reserve

 

 

 Saint-Brieuc bay natural reserve

 

The largest natural reserve in Brittany is a paradise for bird watchers. Split between two geographical indentations (the anse d'Yffiniac and the anse de Morieux) which form an internationally known wetland area classified as a natural reserve in 1998, the bay protects a fauna and flora which flourish without encroachment. A migratory crossroads, certain birds stop over here while others have elected to make their nests. Along the wandering pathways of the bay, and according to the time of year there may be up to 40,000 birds of 112 species to be seen.

The reserve has alll the characteristic environments of a bay - sand and sand flats, mud flats and salt marshes, as well as the Bon Abri dunes and cliffs in the landward part of the reserve.

Find out more at the Natural Reserve's website

 

Maison de la Baie

 

The Maison de la Baie, an information and observation centre, is nested on a promontory near the pointe des Guettes at Hillion. An exceptional panoramic site on the anse d’Yffiniac, it offers the visitor an almost complete view of the bay of St Brieuc, its natural wealth and maritime economy. 

The Maison de la Baie is currently undergoing renovation and invites you to visit from this summer to discover new exhibits and features on the bay and its environment.

Click here   to find the dates of ornithological events proposed by the Maison de la Baie