The Flooded Marais de Bourges

Marais de Bourgues near Paris

Easy Hiking in France Marais de Bourges The Marais de Bourges is a unique landscape: 135 hectares of marshland, criss-crossed by a dense network of footpaths, and all that in spitting distance to the centre of one of France’s oldest cities.

We had been eager to explore this area for quite some time and were naturally disappointed on being told at the Bourges tourism office that a walk would be

The Flooded Marais de Bourges

Les Miserables Hiking the Marais of Misery

"The Marais de Misery near Paris"

Hiking Trails near Paris Hiking the Marais of Misery

You may have heard about Paris, Texas. Today, I will take you a little further east, into the swampy lowlands of the Essonne river, straight into the bayous of Paris, Louisiana.

But first, we have to take the train into the Deep South of the Ile de France, to a town called Ballancourt (RER line D from Gare de Lyon).

Les Miserables Hiking the Marais of Misery