Les Marais/marshlands are one of the best hidden secrets of Bourges. Tucked away minutes from the town’s city is a 135 hectar nature zone. The rivers Voiselle et Yèvre cut through parcels of land where owners jealously tuck away plots of gardens and private lands. Some areas are accessible on foot; others are only accessible via boats (there are tours once a day in boats for visitors during tourist season).
These lands used to be used as market gardens but have since many years been plots for family gardens. The tradition of family gardens continues to this day. We talked to a two retirees on the way out; one showing us the “trap” inside a fence for potential thieves( see below), another one telling us about the “saison pourrie”/rotten season we have been having this Spring and talking to us about gardening.
I had a field day using some black and white editing( including selective color and boost).
You can see the cathedral’s belfry from here…
Boosting the reds and Mother nature’s green…
It must be “Bebert’s” garden (nickname for Robert or Albert).
The forbidden flower.
This is a homemade trap ( nails on a wooden plank)
Have a great day and see you soon.