+33 2 54 38 10 27
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Brenne décou’verte
Les Grandes Salles
36290 Mézières-en-Brenne

+33 2 54 38 10 27
contact@brenne-decouverte.com

Opening hours

Reservation required

Open all year,
daily (except Tuesday)




 

NATURAL PARK REGIONAL BRENNE

Welcome to the Land of a Thousand Ponds

Mosaic of ponds (over 3000), of buttons, moors and meadows, but also picturesque valleys (Creuse, Anglin ...) and hilly groves, the Regional Natural Park of the Brenne covers one of the most important wetlands French mainland.

Brenne Découverte - balade en voiture électrique pour une découverte de la Brenne dans l'Indre (36)


A park with exceptional natural heritage

Created in 1989, the Regional Natural Park of the Brenne applies to reconcile the preservation of this exceptional natural heritage with the development of activities respecting the environment. This conceals an exceptional natural heritage ... The extent and number of ratings or inventories of ecosystems or animal and plant species, demonstrate an undeniable ecological wealth now recognized at national, European and world! It consists of 51 municipalities and an area of 183,000 hectares.

A listed park wetland of international importance (RAMSAR)

Almost all of the Brenne Park is classified under the Ramsar Convention since 1991 as a wetland of international importance. In addition, the territory also enjoys recognition at European level since it has 4 sites designated under the Natura 2000 network.

Brenne Découverte - balade en voiture électrique pour une découverte de la Brenne dans l'Indre (36) - Natura 2000
Brenne Découverte - balade en voiture électrique pour une découverte de la Brenne dans l'Indre (36) - PNR de la Brenne
Brenne Découverte - balade en voiture électrique pour une découverte de la Brenne dans l'Indre (36) - RAMSAR

A fleet made up of a mosaic of landscapes where water is interpenetrates

Brenne itself, "land of a thousand lakes", is a mosaic of landscapes where water is intertwined, woods, heaths and grasslands to live ... all these landscapes, many routes are passable on foot on horseback, by bike, mountain bike or electric car!

Wetland of international importance on the Brenne is one of the largest French continental zones of this type with 3000 ponds. His poor soils clayey sandstone, explain the creation of ponds (all artificial) and the importance of farming on land not conducive to crops.

A natural environment park with its fauna and flora

Brenne Découverte - balade en voiture électrique pour une découverte de la Brenne dans l'Indre (36)Preserved, this area remains a very important breeding the Purple Heron, the European pond turtle, the Orchid Brenne and all other species. Of the 267 species that find shelter and food, 150 are breeding, including migratory birds have passed, for the majority, the winter in Africa. French first area of settlement for the pond turtle, aquatic turtle in sharp decline throughout Europe for 20 years. It is no coincidence that the pond turtle was chosen as the emblem of the Regional Natural Park of the Brenne at birth. With more than 100,000 individuals estimated, Brenne is one of the last strongholds for the preservation and development of this freshwater turtle. Public observatories and discovery trails have been built to observe wildlife without disturbing ...


Pond Bellebouche nearby

Brenne Découverte - balade en voiture électrique pour une découverte de la Brenne dans l'Indre (36) - Etang de BelleboucheKnown for its beach and swimming, pond Bellebouche is one of the largest and most beautiful lakes of Brenne. The pond is part of a larger site which covers a total of 300 ha of grassland, heathland, waste, wood, buttons ... This set is a great mosaic Environments remarkable fauna and flora. Forty rare and / or protected plants was identified: marsh gentian, Hélianthème umbel, chervil leaves Buttercup ... The fauna is not outdone, a Purple Herons colony has settled in recent years at the tail pond.

Brenne park,
immersion in the heart of an exceptional nature Berry