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Address: Maison du Parc de la Brenne, Saint Michel en Brenne, France
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Great birding

This reserve has a really good visitor centre, with knowledgeable staff who will tell you what's about in nthe way of birds and butterflies. Well worth a look at the heronry.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 May 2016
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

This reserve has a really good visitor centre, with knowledgeable staff who will tell you what's about in nthe way of birds and butterflies. Well worth a look at the heronry.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

The Brenne is one of our favourite places for walking and exploring. There are said to be 1000 lakes in this massive bird sanctuary, so the twitchers are most active, especially in the summer months. You can take a tour by car (make sure you have a road map!) or take one of the many way-marked walks in this very... More 

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Poitiers, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2014 via mobile

If you visit La Brenne a good place to start would be at La Maison du Parc. Understanding the history of the area and the flora and fauna will add to your pleasure and the visitors centre will also help you plan your trip. If you can, spend more than a day walking, cycling or riding around the area. There... More 

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Fakenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2014

There are many places to see and visit in the Brenne. If you are a keen ornithologist then you will be in your element with the numerous hides. However if you are just interested in birds then take care. Many of the hides will be occupied by people with lots of camera equipment and massive telephoto lenses and you will... More 

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Darlington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

Lovely walking area with lots of wildlife look out for cistudes (European pond tortoise) Interesting visitor centre too.

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Dorset
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

The reason we visit every year. Not far from home but many species of birds which are very rare or extinct in UK are more common here

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Wigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

La Brenne is a paradise for bird watchers, with good hides & access. The roads are quiet, so stopping is easy. There is an extensive series of etangs. There are 2 nature centres, one run by Tony Williams, ideally phone him for information, sitings etc.

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Wetteren, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

Like the wildlife of central France, the medieval villages and cities left. Enjoy the excellent local food, especially fried or smoked carp dishes!

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2013

The bird watching hides were good but some of the paths were badly marked and took us away from the lake. Swimming in the belle Bouche lake was excellent and all the facilities were well organised.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2013

This nationalpark is very nice. Small villages with good restuarants. A lot of different birds to watch. And not much people. A quiet and peaceful place in the middle of France.

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