La Réserve Naturelle de l'Etang Noir

Protecting 52 ha of wetlands, the Nature Reserve is the home of characteristic wildlife habitats in Les Landes.
A wooden plank footpath leads you to the lake through a swamp forest, bog, stream...
L'Etang Noir which gives its name to the nature reserve stands out by its deep waters and mudflats.
The surrounding swamp forest generates dense shade and this reinforces the mysterious atmosphere of the site.
At the end of the plank footpath, you'll discover a stunning view on the Etang Noir lake.
Guided tours on reservation during summer school holidays.
Ask about the programme.
Reservation required for groups.
Reception, guided tours in French sign language.
The Nature Reserve is approved by the local Charter for sustainable tourism.

  • Protection type: Nature reserve
  • Type: Lakes, ponds, water bodies, marshland, springs
  • Groups accepted ( maximum : 20 )

Spoken languages

  • French
  • English
  • Spanish


  • Accepted animals


  • Bus parking

Prices & Payment

Means of payment

  • Payment cards
  • Cheques and postal orders
  • Cash

Opening times

All year


Location:shores of a lake, in the village, in forestland


Guided visits organized all year on reservation ; in July and August at 10:30 and 15:00 from Mondays to Fridays, on Sunday at 10:30. A guided visit for families is organized every Wednesday from 01/07 to 31/08 at 17:00 (on reservation). Open doors on Sunday 04/07, discovering the Nature Reserve, workshops, exhibitions.

  • Information panel languages: French
  • Guided tour

Languages tour

  • French


  • Duration visit: 45 min (average)


  • Duration visit: 90 min (average)