Nature on the Côte des Légendes: a preserved environment
Each season has its own colors and atmosphere! Nature on the Côte des Légendes is never the same, and surprises us every day... There's something magical about it! Lovers of wide open spaces, birdwatchers and photographers will find here a wonderful playground for contemplation.
3 Natura 2000 sites in Côte des Légendes
The not-so-large territory of the Côte des Légendes is home to 3 Natura 2000 sites. This network of European nature sites identifies areas recognized for the rarity and fragility of their wild animal or plant species and habitats. The role of the network is to ensure that human activity, whether demographic, economic or tourist, coexists with the preservation of these areas and their hosts.
The Curnic marsh in Guissény
Between reedbeds, dunes and ponds, the Curnic marshes boast an impressive diversity of landscapes, flora and fauna. No fewer than 11 species of orchid, two of which are extremely rare, and 17 species of dragonfly live here! This richness is due in no small part to the successful cohabitation of human activity, particularly farming, and the preservation of habitats: work that began over 20 years ago. Take the time to observe and listen as you stroll some ten kilometers under the whispering reeds...
Did you know
The first dike built at Le Curnic was destroyed by a storm just a few months after its construction! Another dike was built the following year, but the ruins of the first can still be seen at low tide.
The Langazel moors
Straddling the communes of Ploudaniel and Trémaouézan, Langazel is no longer young: with 11,500 years of history, it's the oldest peat bog in Brittany! Mainly made up of meadows, the site changes its face according to the season: flowering like an impressionist painting in spring, it takes on the air of a savannah in summer and becomes waterlogged in winter. Langazel owes the preservation of its moorland and biodiversity to human intervention, without which the area would be invaded by forest. Maintaining insect populations is essential to the survival of birds! A special feature of the site: here, you can observe carnivorous plants in the wild!
The best time to discover the Langazel moors is in early autumn (September and October), for the flamboyant colors and mysterious atmosphere of the early morning mist...
Goulven Bay and the Keremma dunes
Dunes and horizons stretching as far as the eye can see, birds by the thousands, an astonishing landscape that changes dramatically twice a day, with the rhythm of the tides... Goulven Bay will delight lovers of wide-open spaces and ornithologists alike: more than 20,000 birds of 163 species live here or pass through on their migration! Goulven Bay is also an internationally recognized wetland, with RAMSAR status, comprising mudflats, salt meadows, marshes and ponds. Discover the history of the bay and dunes, and the challenges of preserving them, at the Maison des Dunes de Keremma: an educational, fun and interactive space for all!
The Glad project, developed on a community scale, aims to list and promote the cultural and natural heritage of the Côte des Légendes.
Moving in nature
You love nature, but you also like to exercise? Here you'll find a host of outdooractivities to enjoy on the Côte des Légendes. A bike ride in the fresh iodine air, an invigorating swim in the crystal-clear waters, a bouldering session under a blazing sunset... Discover all our outdoor activities!
Walking in nature: 5 best practices!
The animals and plants that inhabit the natural areas of the Côte des Légendes are fragile. Here's a checklist of best practices to minimize disturbance:
- stay on the trail
- avoid shouting or making noise
- do not touch burrows or nests
- leave flowers and vegetation in place
- take a waste bag with you
Good walker or family outing? We've got just the tour for you! See all our Côte des Légendes hiking trails and make your choice. Need advice? Our teams are at your disposal!