Botanical loop of the plain of Carro

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  • Jeune pin
  • Zone humide de Bonnieu
  • Pin d'Alep
  • Merendera filifolia
Jeune pinZone humide de BonnieuPin d'AlepMerendera filifolia

Presentation

The Plaine de Carro botanical path is intended for original and educational walks to discover all the natural beauty of the Côte Bleue.
The Plaine de Carro is an important site for its flora, largely due to original substratum with deposits of Miocene molasse and Burdigalian calcarenite.

The floral species include 8 protected vascular plants:

Posidonia: an endemic Mediterranean species. It is not an algae, but a phanerogam, or flowering plant, which left the land to live in the sea over 120 million years ago. It has brown woody climbing rhizomes between 1 and 2 cm wide where rhizomes grow. The rhizomes end in groups of 4 to 8 sheathed leaves about 1 cm large and 20 to 100 cm long.

They develop roots which attach to the underlying substratum. As the rhizomes grow upwards in reaction to the sediment deposits, Posidonia forms a mat on the ground consisting of an interwoven mesh of rhizomes and roots compacted by the sediment. The mat can reach several metres in depth, growing up to one metre per century. Posidonia develops into meadows of different sizes which can reach several hundred hectares without interruption. The regression of meadows due to pollution or other disturbance results in expanses of dead mat which is slowly covered by sediment.
Opening period (s)All year round.

Subject to favorable weather.
Practical information
  • Route :
    • Route
    • Distance (km) : 4
    • Route : BOUCLE
    • Route : 45
    • Elevation (m) : 45
  • Parking :
    • Free car park
  • Environments :
    • Coastline
    • In the country
  • Visits :
    • you can visit it
    • Average group visit length (minutes) : 120
  • Services :
    • Pets welcome
  • Levels of sporting experience :
    • For beginners / novice
Facilities, services, amenities
  • Environments :
    • Sea view
  • Individual tour services :
    • Unguided individual tours available permanently

Tarifs

Free of charge.
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Botanical loop of the plain of Carro
Parking les Arnettes
13500
Martigues
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Phone : 04 42 42 31 10
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Boucle botanique de la plaine de Carro
Parking les Arnettes
13500
Martigues
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.332972
Longitude : 5.034161
Access condition: Between June 1 and September 30, access to forest areas is regulated by prefectural decree and may be by municipal decree, for your safety and the preservation of sensitive sites. Before you follow your “stroll desires”, call 0811 20 13 13. Each day, you will be able to find out whether the site where you want to walk is free access all day, open only in the morning, or completely closed. Depending on the weather conditions, the “forest fire” danger level (orange-red-black) is known no later than 6 pm for the next day.

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  • Route :
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  • capacity :
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  • Route :
    • Distance (km) : 1.5
    • Daily duration (minutes) : 45
    • Route : Aller / Retour
  • Offers tailored to specific clienteles :
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