- France, Atlantic Coast, La Rochelle, Rochefort, Royan, Island of Re, Island of Oleron, Charente, Estuary of Gironde - Tourism and Holiday Guide

The marsh of Brouage


To see

To do

To know

To taste


Practical information

Site map - French Atlantic Coast - Brouage - The marsh of Brouage

You are here: Home > To know > The marsh of Brouage


to discover

Brouage, the citadel

To see, north to south

The "Marais Poitevin"

La Rochelle

Island of Ré

Island of Aix



Madame Island

Island of Oléron




La Tremblade


La Palmyre









To do


Boat trips





The market


Drives through the vineyards

Drives through the marshes

Drives through the forest


To know

The Romanesque Art


The Citadel of Brouage

The Citadel of Blaye

The lighthouses

The forest of La Coubre

The marshes

The "Marais Poitevin"

The carrelets

The ostreiculture

Vine and wines

To taste






Sea food

"Terroir" products

The restaurants



The Marsh of Brouage

A dozen kilometres in the marsh of Brouage, an unforgettable drive

From Marennes, go north on the D3 road in the direction of Hiers and Brouage. After about 3 km, at the entry of the village of Hiers', level with the church, take the road to the left which leads directly to Brouage and go through Hiers and continue straight ahead on the D238.

Going along by the side of canals through the middle of the salted meadows, one finds here a landscape typical of the marsh area. After about 3 km on this D238, go left onto a small, very quiet road. Be careful not to miss it because the sign for Brouage is not easy to see. This small road leads to Brouage.

Every bend on these small sinuous roads brings a new delight. It is a paradise of herons, egrets, storks, …

At one moment, on your right-hand side, a short distance away, it is possible to see a nest of storks in a field. Near a small bridge on a canal, you will find a little information board which gives a summary of the wealth to be found in the marshes.

More than 150 types of birds

"More than 150 types of birds frequent the swamps of Brouage. It is a nesting place for herons and egrets.

As far as the white storks are concerned, they have nested there since 1978, helped by various bodies, notably the ornithological group Aunis-Saintonge which installs artificial nests for them.

At the present time, 15 pairs live on the marsh of Brouage .
There are plenty of sparrows to be seen as well as rarer species such as whiskered tits.

All of them find plenty of food and the insectivores do not hesitate to draw from the vast reservoir offered by lepidoptera, butterflies, and dragonflies. Marshes offer a very privileged environment for the preservation and development of a large variety of birds and are internationally of interest because they are used as a stopping place for large populations of migratory birds".


Office de Tourisme de Hiers-Brouage:
2 rue de l'Hospital - Brouage
17320 Hiers-Brouage
tél. 05 46 85 19 16


Ads by Bernezac

Airotel Oléron
Campsite at Le Chateau d'Oleron, the choice of beach and water sports, family activities and the tranquillity of a wooded park.

Palmyre Loisirs
Campsite, 4 stars. Universe of sports and games,  in a sunny pine forest.

Hotel Residence de Rohan
Charming house, 3 kms away from Royan in a unique environment. By the sea, direct access to the beach

Mer & Soleil d'Oléron
Four stars holiday village club with mobile homes. A stone’s throw away from one of the finest beaches on the Ile d'Oléron

Camping Les Vignes

Close to Royan and La Palmyre, in a quiet area, 10 minutes away through woods from the beach of  La Grande Côte.

Activ' Loisirs Les Pins
Family campsite in Ronce les Bains, pine forest, three heated indoor pools from April to October.

Yukadi Village Le Logis

Le Logis, under the warm Charente sun, 600 metres from the sea and 10 km from Royan, much of it situated in a pine forest


bernezac communication ©

Contact Us - First Time Visitors - Site map - Advertise with Us - Terms and Conditions