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Come and join us on this tour of the Essonne marshes where we'll see lsuh vegetation and numerous species of birds and wildlife. Its the perfect escape from Paris to immerse yourself in nature!

Come and join us on this tour of the Essonne marshes where we'll see lsuh vegetation and numerous species of birds and wildlife. Its the perfect escape from Paris to immerse yourself in nature!

Essonne Marshes Tour

We'll meet you at Gare de Lyon at 9.10 am and travel by train to the neighbouring department of Essonne. There you'll discover a place little known to Parisians themselves: the Essonne marshes.

You'll begin an 8 mile (13-kilometre) walk, sometimes on a thin strip of land bordered by bushes and cereal fields, sometimes on a path offering a magnificent view of the banks of the many marshes and ponds crossed by the Essonne River. Your  camera roll will be full of pictures!

These marshes are also renowned for the richness of the wildlife that inhabit them. Various lookout huts scattered along the route allow you to observe the birds of the region in complete tranquillity: herons, ducks, geese, coots, etc. Of the one hundred and fifty species that nest in the Ile-de-France region, almost half are found in these marshes!

Next we'll head for the Villeroy park to discover a spectacular avenue of giant sequoias, the most massive trees on Earth! The avenue was planted in 1887 at the request of the Darblay family, who owned the property. At 2625 feet (800 metres) long and with 134 trees, it's the second-longest avenue in Europe!

After 6 hours of activity, you will be back at the Gare de Lyon, where the tour will end.

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Price

Tour in English
Adults Children between 8 and 12 Children under 8 Children under 8
US$ 36.40
US$ 22.90
Free
not permitted

Tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 36.40
  • Children between 8 and 12

    US$ 22.90
  • Children under 8

    Free
  • Children under 8

    not permitted

More Information

Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

Tours or activities will not consist of more than 10 people per group.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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Duration

6 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and French.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and French.

Included

English and French–speaking guide, Coffee and a snack

Not included

Train tickets: 10 (US$ 10.40) return ticket

Lunch

When to book?

You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

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Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - What are the requirements to be able to do this activity?

    A - In order to take part in this activity you must be in good physical shape and able to walk 3 miles (5 km) at a good pace without stopping.

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us .

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Hall 1 de la Gare de Lyon

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