La Baule is not only a beach for as far as the eye can see, it is also a hinterland with a remarkable natural heritage, too often unknown. Have you ever heard about La Briere? Under this unique name, there is a vast diversity of landscapes, extending to the north-west of the Loire estuary: sweet marshes, salt marshes, ponds, farmland, moorland and woodlands. exceptional wealth has received several national rankings (regional nature park, Natura 2000 in particular), and international (registered in the Ramsar Convention).
In this territory, nature and human activity coexist for centuries, in a fragile equilibrium, which must be preserved. In the natural meadows flooded in the winter, the farmers graze their flocks in the spring; in man-made water bodies, birds and aquatic fauna find refuge in the heat of summer; in the reed beds where the species nest, the inhabitants of the marshes drew on the materials of their thatched roofs and the litter of their animals. La Brière represents not only a remarkable natural heritage, but also a human heritage, with its ancestral know-how that tells the history of a whole territory. Come and discover it!
Numerous activities, for adults and children, are offered. You can cross the marsh in a barge (a flat-bottomed boat), or on horseback, by bicycle, in a horse-drawn carriage or on foot, thanks to the 700 km of marked trails that cross the regional nature park. Briere. You can take advantage of the scenery and observe a great diversity of species of birds, including the tit with mustaches or the harrier of the reeds.
You will also be able to meet the artists and craftsmen of the region, and discover their know-how with them: ceramics, sculpture on stone or wood (including morta, a fossilized wood), painting, watercolor, jewelery, cutlery ... Leave your creativity express yourself!For more information about La Brière and its activities, you can consult the site of the natural park: http://www.parc-naturel-briere.com/