The local Boumandariel circular route

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  • Boucle locale de Boumandariel
  • Boucle locale de Boumandariel
  • Boucle locale de Boumandariel
  • Boucle locale de Boumandariel
  • breche-baumaderie
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Presentation

This trail will allow you to discover the tremendous diversity of marine and terrestrial vegetation. You too will fall in love with this deluge of colors and scents.
The local Boumandariel circular route, 5 km 500 metres in length, covers the southern coastal section of the Martigues commune. It is ideal for discovering the exceptional natural flora and fauna.

In detail:

River bed, reed bed and Boumandariel marsh
Reed beds are relatively simple ecosystems, consisting mainly of a single plant species - the common reed (Phragmites australis) which is a perennial grass. The roots and rhizomes dig down to 80cm in flooded soil or sodden soil. They grow in a range of different aquatic environments such as shallow marshes, around ponds and on the banks of canals and rivers. Despite having little floral interest, reeds are very important for the conservation of animal species, some of which are completely dependent on this environment.

As a result of their role as a shelter to fauna, particularly birds and invertebrates, reeds are very precious to the environment. They are considered to be a crucial habitat for the biodiversity, particularly for water birds.

Species which are vulnerable and rare in Europe such as certain herons, ducks, birds of prey and passerines reproduce in reed beds. They also provide an interface with the aquatic environment for other species seeking protection in wetlands for their perches, such as dormitories for swallows and starlings. Reed beds also play a role in the natural infrastructure: they protect banks from erosion and help to purify the air by absorbing nutriments (phosphates and nitrates), oxygenating and stabilising heavy metals.
Opening period (s)All year round.

Subject to favorable weather.
Practical information
  • Route :
    • Route
    • Distance (km) : 5.7
    • Daily duration (minutes) : 180
    • Route : BOUCLE
    • Route : 108
    • Elevation (m) : 108
  • Parking :
    • Free car park
  • Environments :
    • Coastline
    • In the country
    • Village 2 km away
  • Visits :
    • you can visit it
    • Average group visit length (minutes) : 180
  • Services :
    • Pets welcome
  • Levels of sporting experience :
    • Level green –very easy
  • Natures field :
    • Rock
    • Stone
    • Clay
    • Not suitable for strollers
    • Hard coating (tar, cement, flooring)
Facilities, services, amenities
  • Environments :
    • Close to GR footpath
  • Individual tour services :
    • Unguided individual tours available permanently
Accessibility
  • Delicate passages :
    • - Il existe un petit escalier dans la Anse de Boumandariel qui peut être glissant à cause de petits graviers ronds et des marches usées. - Passage délicat au changement de terrain dans le Chemin des Tamaris (passage proche de l'eau).

Tarifs

Free of charge.
Contact
The local Boumandariel circular route
Parking de Boumandariel
La Couronne
13500
Martigues
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Phone : 04 42 42 31 10
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Boucle locale de Boumandariel
Parking de Boumandariel
La Couronne
13500
Martigues
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.330193
Longitude : 5.08261
This path was impacted by the fire of August 04, 2020, it remains however passable except for these parts:
- Between Sainte-Croix and the Reds (point 1)
- Between the reds and the reed bed of Grand Vallat (point 5-6-7)
Traffic inside the areas destroyed by the fire (excluding highways) remains prohibited until further notice.

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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