Natural heritage

 Bois des rserves - Dhuisy

Bois des Réserves, des Usages et de Montgé

The "Bois des Réserves", "Bois des Usages" and "Bois de Montgé" woods are located in an area which is being classified as Natura 2000 SIC (Site of Community Interest). Standing near Coulombs-en-Valois, Dhuisy, Cocherel and Vendrest, this set of woods presents a rich and a varied flora that allowed the development of rare species as Yellow-bellied toads for example. It's the onely place of "Ile de France" where you can find them. This amphibian is protected at the European level. Furthermore, stag beetles seem to find here a suitable habitat too because they need dead oak wood to eat and to reproduce.


 Marais du Negando -Ourcq

Le marais du Negando

Nestled between the Clignon valley, the Ourcq valley and the heights of Orxois, Crouy-sur-Ourcq enjoys a particularly green environment. Swamp forest are a natural setting to the common heritage (Ourcq Canal, Saint-Cyr-and-Sainte-Julitte church, Keep of  Houssoy), and the marsh of Negando, with an area of 84 hectares. In the middle of peatlands and poplar plantations of the Ourcq Valley, you are sure to see amphibians, dragonflies, butterflies, and many waterfowl. Bogs are wetlands resulting from accumulation of plant for hundreds of years.  


Les bords de MarneTancrou

Les bords de Marne

Flowing on 500 km, the Marne is the longest French river. Before throwing itself into the Seine around Paris, it crosses the North of the plateau of Brie. The beauty of its valley suits in stays and escapades which does'nt miss flavor. The curves of the Marne invite you to discover, to breathe, along with the current, through many bucolic and relaxing routes.
By walking you to Jaignes, to Tancrou, to Armentières-en-Brie, Mary-sur-Marne, to Isles-lès-Meldeuses or still Congis-sur-Thérouanne, you can appreciate the pleasant panoramas.  


 Rserve Rgionale du Grand Voyeux

Réserve régionale du Grand Voyeux

In this winding part of the Marne, located in Congis-sur-Thérouanne, where a sand and gravel pit once existed, nature has reclaimed its rights. The field extends over an area of 160 hectares. Bodies of water, ponds, and groves of poplar trees or sticky elm trees constitute today a haven of peace for numerous species of insects, reptiles, small mammals and especially rare birds. The “AVEN of Grand Voyeux” ensures the scientific monitoring of this area, which became a regional nature reserve in November 2012.

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