Visit & Walk: Domaine de Certes – 10h Friday 7th May

The Domaine de Certes -Graveyron covers 531 hectares of natural sites and harbours a large variety of wildlife. In Certes, the Marquis de Civrac built dykes on the tidal marshes to create Bassins and produce salt. Eventually the Graveyron and Certes dykes were converted for fish farming, agriculture and forestry as the salt works disappeared.

After 1960, the production ended completely and the two areas are now been concentrated on the preservation of wildlife such as swans, egrets, cormorants, black kites, grey herons and storks.

Our walk will take us around the Graveyron loop which starts and ends at Audenge harbour. On the way, you will see La Vacherie (the cow barn) which is open to the public, the majestic Chateau which is currently being restored to create a tourist project and the unspoilt beach of Graveyron where you can take a dip if the fancy takes you!

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