Nature on the Côte des Légendes

Détour au marais du Curnic - © R. Gladu - TCDL

FOR NATURE ENTHUSIASTS AND THE CURIOUS-MINDED, THE CÔTE DES LÉGENDES OFFERS GEMS OF PROTECTED NATURAL SPACES: DISCREET ESTUARIES, REMARKABLE DUNES, FINE SANDY BEACHES AND BAYS, PEAT BOGS, PONDS AND RIVERS: A WHOLE PATCHWORK OF ECOSYSTEMS FOR DISCOVERY AND OBSERVATION.


The Natura 2000 network is a series of European nature sites, on land and in the sea, that have been identified for the rarity or fragility of their wild plant or animal species and their habitats. Natura 2000 reconciles the preservation of nature and socioeconomic concerns. These sites are terrific for hiking and the discovery of Mother Nature.

 

Marshes of Le Curnic in Guissény

Marais du Curnic à Guissény©Saint Thomas TV

 

In Guissény: Known for the diversity of its habitat, this is an important wintering spot and migratory stop for birds. The riches of the site come from past human activities, combined with a unique geological setting. Dunes, wetlands, peat bogs, foreshores, a brackish pond and wild orchids cover 12 hectares around the sea wall pond in Le Curnic and Tresseny Bay.
Nature excursions organized by the Town of Guissény (guisseny.n2000.fr)

 

Langazel Wetlands at Ploudaniel and Trémaouezan

Marais de Langazel à Ploudaniel - Trémaouezan©YannGouez

In Ploudaniel / Trémaouezan: The astonishing, remarkable site of the Langazel peat bog covers 275 hectares of moors, ponds, marshes and wetlands. Known as the oldest in Brittany, these marshes are nothing less than the source of the Aber Wrac’h. Formerly where peat was extracted to make up for shortages of coal, this site is now a recognized priority area with an extraordinary natural heritage.
 Nature excursions organized by the Langazel Association

langazel.asso.fr
 

Goulven Bay and the dunes of Keremma

In Goulven / Tréflez: Spanning 6 km of white shoreline, a veritable treasure trove of shells to collect, Keremma and its beaches stretch from Goulven Bay to Kernic Bay. A mud flat, salt meadows, marshes, ponds and dunes with remarkable flowers: the wealth of flora and fauna here are proof of a preserved natural equilibrium.

In 2018, Goulven Bay joined Mont-Saint-Michel Bay and the Gulf of Morbihan as Wetlands of International Importance on the Ramsar List.  Ramsar is a network that recognizes and promotes the sustainable management of these protected areas.

Maison des Dunes à Keremma - Tréflez : +33 (0)2 98 61 69 69 - www.maisondesdunes.org