The Marais Audomarois is a biosphere reserve in the north of France. Made up of marshes and wetlands, it covers 22,300 hectares, and is home to many different kinds of waterbirds and endangered species. Today, it is one of two remaining wetland floating gardens in France, and visitors come to explore the area by boat.
One hot and sunny July afternoon, a group of us rented a car and trekked an hour north to Saint Omer to check it out. We were able to rent a four person boat for 25€ for two hours, grab a free map of popular marsh routes, and were on our way.
I had a great afternoon exploring with these guys. Plus, when you return the boat, you can indulge in beer and ice cream!
Have you ever boated around a region?