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

4.6 sur 5 29 reviews

  • Lucie RODRIGUEZ

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Lucie RODRIGUEZ on 12/11/2021

    Simply splendid! Beautiful fall tour with an incredible array of colors. We do not regret this walk at all.

  • L L

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by L L on 29/07/2021

    Awesome time. In summer, provide plenty of water, small snacks, hat, sunscreen. We have done this several times, with our oldest since he was 2.5 years old. We recommend it to young children who are used to long walks. For the first time, we were able to do with the tall five-year-old, the two laps, and we didn't have to wear her the last two kilometers. Totally accessible with baby, baby carrier only.

  • Xavier moi

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Xavier moi on 21/12/2021

    Quiet and pleasant. Ideal for a Sunday stroll with the family.

Traveller Reviews Réserve naturelle nationale de l'étang de Cousseau

4.5 sur 5 212 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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