Les activités de découverte

Guided tours

The RNNESP governing body organises guided tours on foot, by canoe and by bicycle, giving the possibility of discovering the fauna, flora, landscapes and important sites of the NNR of the Pond of Saint-Paul throughout the year. These visits, in the presence of and eco-ranger/tour guide, last between one and a half and three hours. Either free of charge or not, they aim at all types of persons and are organised several times a month. A programme of events is issued every four months and made available on our website, at tourist bureaus and partner structures.

With its partners, the RNNESP governing body takes part in all the major events linked to the protection and awareness of heritage sites, such as World Wetlands day, World Water day, European Heritage days, the Nature Festival and nature weekends.

For group visits (associations, company groups etc.), please phone 02 62 70 28 88 or by email on accueil@reserve-etangsaintpaul.fr.


Pedestrian tours

  • L’embouchure de l’Etang - Length : 2h00 – From 8 years old
  • La submangrove – Length : 1h45 – From 8 years old
  • Les viviers de Savanna – Length : 1h30 – From 8 years old
  • La prairie humide - Length : 1h30 - From 8 years old
  • Le moulin à eau - Length : 1h30 – From 8 years old
  • La Ravine Divon - Length : 1h45 - From 8 years old
  • Le Bassin Vital - Length : 2h30 – From 10 years old
  • Libellules et compagnie – Length : 1H30 – From 8 years old
  • Laperrière ou le Vieux Saint-Paul, 200 ans de culture de mangues – Length : 1h45 – From 10 years old. This tour takes place mainly around the mango season (November-February)
  • Les espèces exotiques de l’Etang Saint-Paul – Length : 1h30 - From 8 years old

The kayak tours

  • La submangrove - Length : 2h00 - From 8 years old

  • Au cœur de l’Etang – Length : 2h30 - From 10 years old

Bicycle tours

A la découverte des patrimoines du Tour des Roches. – Durée : 2h30 – A partir de 10 ans.


Our picnic spots

The Nature Reserve of the Pond of Saint-Paul has four picnic areas, all within the partially protected zone or on the edge of the Nature Reserve. On several sites, tables and benches, fireplaces, as well as dustbins, have been installed to enable friends and families to spend time together at the heart of this natural environment. In order to leave the area tidy for future users, you are asked to take your rubbish with you when you leave. Finally, these picnic spots are the departure point for several hiking and walking trails at the heart of and at the edge of the reserve.


Future projects

In order to improve welcome of the public and increase awareness, several projects are to be set up by the RNNESP governing body in the months to come:

  • The Reserve Centre (Maison de la Réserve), located at the foot of the Grande Maison of Savanna, will be the administrative centre of the RNNESP governing body, as well as a place for welcoming the public
  • Eco-tourism projects, notably the purchase of an electric bus
  • Signposting of hiking trails within the reserve and on its outskirts
  • Rehabilitation of the Grande Maison of Savanna