Water lilies in the Bouillon pond in JullouvilleWater lilies in the Bouillon pond in Jullouville
©Water lilies in the Bouillon pond in Jullouville|Estelle Cohier
Sensitive natural areasBouillon pond

Bouillon pond

Between the communes of Jullouville and Saint-Pair-sur-Mer, the pond can be seen in winter during a walk on the heights of Bouillon.

A vast pond

through which the Thar flows

Straddling the communes of Jullouville and Saint-Pair-sur-Mer, the mare de Bouillon is separated into two parts by a dike where the stream le Thar flows.

It takes its name from the former commune of Bouillon, attached to the seaside resort of Jullouville since 1972.

Vegetation belts have developed around its edges, reedbeds, meadows supplied with tall herbaceous plants, willows… Long privately owned, it belonged to the Garnier family, major publishers, and was a pleasure spot for fishing and hunting.

Acquired in 2011 by the Conservatoire du Littoral, this natural scrubland, adjacent to an urbanization zone, is a regular sanctuary for numerous bird species such as cormorants, herons, great crested grebes, coots and ducks (mallard, shoveler, teal…).

Not accessible to the public, it can nevertheless be seen in autumn or winter from the “Route de Boislerey” viewpoint in Jullouville, or all year round, after taking the Pont Hogris traffic circle on the way to Kairon bourg, 200 m turn right onto a footpath (viewpoint with information table).

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