Sentier du Marais du Verdier

Walk - Toute l'année

Les marais du Verdier ont été acquis en 2003 par la Fondation Tour du Valat, centre de recherche pour la conservation des zones humides méditerranéennes. Le site est géré par l'Association « Les marais du Verdier » dans le cadre d'une démarche participative avec les habitants du Sambuc, hameau limitrophe. Les marais du Verdier sont constitués de quatre anciens bassins piscicoles totalisant 120 hectares et présentant des milieux diversifi és (roselières, scirpaies, prés salés, plans d'eau, bosquets de tamaris). Le Verdier se montre particulièrement attractif pour les oiseaux d'eau. Une plateforme d'observation et un observatoire facilitent la découverte des lieux.

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Départ Parking Hameau le Sambuc


Se garer sur la place du village du Sambuc puis longez le stade et traversez la passerelle en bois.

Information provided by Bouches du Rhône Tourisme

  • Organiser

    The Tour du Valat biological station
  • Transport means

    On foot

  • Distance


  • Duration

    1 to 2hrs

  • Phone

    • 04 90 97 20 13
  • Fax

    04 90 97 20 19

  • Website

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