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The Parc du Marquenterre

The Parc du Marquenterre is THE place to find out more about fauna. A unique wealth of animal and plant life.

An unforgettable spectacle you can enjoy all year round.

In the heart of the Bay of Somme nature reserve, the Parc du Marquenterre offers a completely fresh experience.
Concealed by planting screens or observation blinds, you can move across the dunes, marshes, forests and meadows in silence to encounter an extremely diverse fauna and flora.

The Parc du Marquenterre hosts the only White Spoonbill colony in France, visible to the public during nesting season, the fifth colony of Avocets, of Black-Headed Gulls and of sandwich terns.

Watch the migratory birds which have made this peaceful haven their favourite stopping off point between Scandinavia and Mauritania. All along the marked trails, you will be enchanted by the magic of the place and the enthusiasm of the nature guides, experienced scientists, whose experience and passion for teaching and communicating will inspire you to learn more.

Observe, listen, wait, respect, learn… just as many key words for deciphering a very special kind of nature.

Naturalist activities
Guided tours, introductory tours, naturalist trips, animal photography...

Introductory tour

Monday to Friday, at 10:30 am and 2:00 pm, our nature guides will lead you to the most interesting parts of the park and provide you with the necessary explanations for understanding this distinctive area. Learn to observe, listen and look, discover the Bay of Somme nature reserve, understand how the Parc du Marquenterre works… the perfect introduction for any neophyte (during February, summer and Xmas holidays).

The shop

Our nature guides have selected the best works on the fauna and flora of the Marquenterre for you, and our master chef has chosen some top notch local products. An excellent way to extend your visit once you’re back home.

The bistrot du Marquenterre

Right in the heart of the pine forest, treat yourself to typical products: grilled eel, Bay duo of cockles and mussels, cider, soups…The perfect spot for relaxing and sharing, beside the fire in winter or on the terrace in good weather.


Parc du Marquenterre
25 bis, chemin des Garennes
80120 Saint-Quentin-en-Tourmont
Tel. : +33 (0)3 22 25 68 99 - Fax : +33 (0)3 22 25 20 79

To know more about the Parc du Marquenterre

Walks near the Parc :

Marked walking tour "Les Crocs"
Distance : 9,92 miles
Time : 5h30

Marked walking tour "La Réserve Naturelle de la baie de Somme"
Distance : 3,72 miles
Time : 2h00

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