Vieux-Bourg coast / Babin
American yellow warbler
Watch and listen! This site is teeming with life.
The tree can grow up to 25m in height. Some leaves are 45 cm in diameter. They are bright green and pale on the other side with yellow veins. The flowers are a greenish white colour. The fruits are 2 cm wide.
The plant grows right next to rivers and in coastal marshes.
Three big mango trees
Mango trees are often grown in tropical countries for their fruit. They were probably one of the first fruit trees to be cultivated.
Starts from the car park next to the Vieux-Bourg fishing port. Take the Rue de la Case aux Lamantins towards the municipal nautical centre. Walk past the stadium, then 150 metres further on, turn off the road and enter the forest. Then follow the footpath with yellow markings. It winds its way between the mangrove and the wet meadow. Carry on until you arrive at the Babin site.
Take the same route on the way back.
Please note: unsupervised car park.
Access and parking
From the RN5 road, south of the town of Morne-à-L'Eau, take the RD107 road towards "Vieux-Bourg". Stay on the road as far as the port of Vieux-Bourg.
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