Réserve naturelle nationale de l'étang de Cousseau

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    • Facing the ocean, at Lacanau Océan, the Etang de Cousseau National Nature Reserve is nestled between Lac d'Hourtin and Etang de Lacanau. This series of bodies of water is part of a wetland classified for the protection of its specific flora and fauna. If the Étang de Cousseau is the smallest of the three, it is also the wildest and the most preserved. You can contemplate magnificent carnivorous plants, the Drosera. If you are discreet, you may surprise the European otter or the Cistude turtle , and nesting or migrating birds, depending on the season.
      You can visit it during a hike of just under 8 km, independently and for free. If you want to go further, we recommend that you book a guided tour with the Médoc Atlantique Tourist Office.

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Traveller Reviews Réserve naturelle nationale de l'étang de Cousseau

4.5 sur 5 44 reviews

  • Loris G

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Loris G on 20/06/2022

    C'est beau ! vraiment magnifique ! Ne vous faites pas avoir il n'y a qu'un parking et c'est ce dernier qu'il faut rentrer sur google map. Prévoyez des vélos les 3 premiers kilomètres pour accéder à la réserve sont longs, pas spécialement jolis et en plein soleil. Concernant la faune et la flore pas d'explications et on a pas vu d'animaux, par contre il y a des moustiques tigres, beaucoup, pensez à prévoir. Les tours offrent d'excellents points de vue et sont en très bon état.

  • isabelle freminet

    3 sur 5 Reviews posted by isabelle freminet on 31/05/2022

    Pretty site, but disappointed in terms of flora and fauna. we saw no animal, not the slightest bird, very surprising for a reserve. At the level of the flora lack of explanations. To be done by bike, because the walk is rather long and monotonous. Otherwise well maintained and very clean site

  • Thierry Milherou

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Thierry Milherou on 21/04/2022

    Lacks a few explanations on the fauna at the level of the tower, while there are some at the entrances to the park. But nice view.

Traveller Reviews Réserve naturelle nationale de l'étang de Cousseau

4.5 sur 5 213 reviews

  • "Worth a stop."

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Pappleton on 05/08/2019

    We visited the reserve this morning at about 9am and it is certainly worth the visit and going early before the cyclists and walkers descend! We parked at the marmade car park and walked in. It take...

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  • "Lovely Marshland..."

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by MsAdventure3 on 12/04/2016

    If near Lacanau-Ocean, this reserve is very easy to visit even if just for a short while. It's nice to have ocean, marsh, and pine forests neighboring one another. One can see a unique part of...

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  • "What a place! Quiet and relaxing!"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by auntieshaz21 (Lanton, France) on 06/04/2015

    If you don't like nature or walking then this isn't the place for! The nature reserve is beautiful and so calm. Once inside there's a viewing platform with a warden ready to help ID any birds you...

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Réserve naturelle nationale de l'étang de Cousseau

Address

Lieu-dit Marmande
33680 Lacanau

GPS coordinates

45° 2'17.63"N, 1° 8'41.93"W

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