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DISCOVER THE PARK


Discover the park

IF NATURE WAS TOLD TO ME

Storytelling Walk : Bird and nature stories for young and old
While walking on the trails of the Marquenterre Park, let yourself embark on a unique journey led by a duo out of the ordinary: a storyteller and a naturalist guide.
One knows the Park as his pocket and you will discover the treasures; the other takes you to imaginary lands whose secrets he tells you.
An enchanted parenthesis in a natural setting. Ideal for a shared family experience.

Duration of the visit: 2h30
Price: Adult 22 € / Child: 14 € (the price includes the admission ticket to the Park valid all day).
SEPTEMBER
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ENCOUNTERS WITH NATURE

The Park just for you.
Before the park opens its doors to the public, in the company of our naturalist guide, enjoy the 200 hectares of the place in peace and solitude. During migration or nesting times each season, every moment is a source of surprises in the company of our naturalist guide.

Prices : €18/adult – €10/child
Duration : 2 hr
Difficulty : general public
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THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD OF BIRDS

To get started with your family
Along with your children, discover the exceptional abilities birds have. This excursion combines the observation of birds by highlighting their adaptations, and mini-workshops helping children to identify with a bird.
The little extra you get with this excursion: A snack is provided on your return from the tour (included in the price)

Prices : €18/adult – €10/child
Duration : 2h
Difficulty/Accessibility : Ideal for families, excursion suitable for children from 6 years old


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THE HIGH TIDES

Unique landscapes to discover
Excursion in the Baie de Somme, in the Nature Reserve part, along the breakwater of the Parc de Marquenterre, at the time of the high tides. Experiencing these high tidal ranges enables us to discover the unique landscapes of the foreshore and the numerous animal and plant species that live there.

Prices : €18/adult – €10/child
Duration : 3-hour excursion – bring a picnic (option to reserve on site)
Difficulty/Accessibility : Good walkers (bring walking shoes or boots)
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DUSK EXCURSION

When night comes, another world comes to you. Guided tour and picnic
In the evening, the Parc du Marquenterre takes on a different face; dusk is a special time to enjoy a unique atmosphere: a concert by the Natterjack Toads and Tawny Owls, the crystalline song of the Nightingale and noisy arrival of the Cormorants in their roost ... a whole world of sound caresses our ears.
All accompanied by a picnic in an observation post.

Excursion of 2 hours +
Prices: €30/adult and €20/child
SEPTEMBER
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HORSE AND CARRIAGE TRIP

An original discovery of the Bay of Somme along the park side sea.
From the Parc du Marquenterre, set off on a carriage ride for an original way to discover the Baie de Somme. Along the Park beside the sea, two majestic boulonnais horses, driven by the coachman, take you on a voyage of discovery along the coastline. Your naturalist guide will tell you all about the beauty and richness of the region, how an estuary forms, the typical vegetation, the foreshore ... an exciting visit for you to enjoy!

Prices : €23/adult - €21/child (until 12 years old and children under 4 go free subject to availability)
Duration : 2h
Difficulty/Accessibility : Ideal to do with family or friends with young children, general public
Possibility of day pass Park + Carriage: €49/person (meal included)
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LISTEN TO THE SONGS OF THE BIRDS

Listen to the sounds of nature and become unbeatable on the songs of birds
Accompanied by a naturalist, discover the songs and cries of the birds that wake up the park every morning. This trip is especially recommended for beginners who want to learn the sounds of nature.

Prices: Adult: €18 / child: €10
Duration : 3 hours excursion.


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A NIGHT AT THE MARQUENTERRE

Private visit at sunset and local buffet
The soft ochre lights play on the water. The last visitors leave the paths while cormorants, egrets and herons prepare to return to their roost. A friendly moment shared with family or friends of an evening.
The little extra you get with this excursion : at the end of the tour, a buffet tasting of regional products (included in the price).

Prices : €30/adult and €20/child
Duration : 3hr
Difficulty/Accessibility : general public


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AUTUMN MIGRATION

Guided tour to learn all about migration
The guides introduce you to the incredible phenomenon of bird migrations.
He will accompany you to the heart of the Marquenterre Park to tell you the life of migratory birds for whom the great journey, in spite of all its dangers, is a condition of survival.
Species identification, listening to screams, explanation of flight, counting ... all aspects of migration that will be explained to you by a specialized guide
Meet at 8:45 am at the Marquenterre Park House for a departure at 9am

Duration: 2h30 to 3h
Price: Adult: 18 € / Child: 10 € (ticket valid for the exit + access to the Park all day)
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WORKSHOPS & PHOTO WORKSHOPS

The eye of the photographer
PHOTO REPORTER NATURE WORKSHOP
Camera slung, join us to put you in the skin of a wildlife photographer!
Track the birds, observe their behavior, and capture the moment.
With your camera or that of your happy parents, join us at the HQ of the photo animal park. With other young reporters, accompanied by the guide, discover life hectic birds. Better than a tutorial on Youtube, tips and easy techniques while fun. To wait, parents will be able to freely discover the Park (entrance fee).

Price: 20 € / person (Binocular loan included + access to the Park all day)
Duration: 3h
Public: from 8 to 12 years old / all levels
12 participants maximum

Parents wishing to enjoy the time of the animation to visit the Park benefit from a 20% discount on the park entrance.


PHOTO WORKSHOP MACRO & PROXI
Proposed in July and August, a period particularly rich in diversity (dragonflies, amphibians, flowers, butterflies, grasshoppers and locusts, etc ...) and colors, the workshop addresses some basics of the photo depending on the level of each participant.
Then it's the field and the practical exercises which guide the half day! Just a piece of garden of a few square meters and a goal
"Basic" to make beautiful images! Even if you are not a fan of small animals (this
which may change after this stage), the macro is a great way to progress in photography.
It appeals to your sense of creativity and your own sensitivity.

The guide welcomes participants from 7.45 am and offers them to have a coffee before departure on
field.

Price: 30 € / person (Binocular loan included + access to the Park all day)
Duration: 3h
Public: from 16 years old / all levels


PHOTO PERFECTION STAGE
You master the basics and want to deepen the components of animal photography. After a personalized assessment, the photographer will accompany you in your progress. A 100% nature program and photos between enthusiasts!
 
Price: 145 € / person (2 meals included, 8 participants)
Duration: 1 day from 11h to 22h
Prerequisites: good mastery of the fundamentals of photography
Hardware: camera that can be used in creative mode


INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE
Parc du Marquenterre is an endless source of inspiration for nature photography. In the company of your photographer guide, you’ll learn all the basics and photo techniques using simple, accessible language. You’ll also learn to recognise the birds you see.

Price : €145/person (2 meals included, 8 participants)
Duration : 1 full day from 11.00 am till 10.00 pm
Equipment : camera required (all types)
NOVEMBER
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