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Le Marais Poitevin

Le Marais Poitevin is a protected network of canals and marshland that stretches from Niort in the Deux-Sèvres region to the L’Aiguillon bay.

This fascinating area is a haven of peace that nature lovers will appreciate: on foot or by bike you will discover it’s unique landscapes and abundant wildlife, and pass through picturesque villages such as La Garette, Arçais, Damvix or even Coulon, the most important town in the area.

And whilst in the area, why not take a cruise in a canal barge? In this heaven of greenery, it’s the perfect opportunity to discover a rich flora and fauna and if you’re lucky you might spot a European otter or a kingfisher.

Any time you choose, this is a perfect getaway where peace reigns, a magical place for you to soak up the gentle sights and sounds of nature in it’s purest form.

Yes, ‘Green Venice’ as the marshland is nicknamed, will leave a lasting impression … A true return to nature.

Our ‘Must see’ list :

– Maillezais Abbey : a wonderful way to end the day with a walk in the footsteps of Rabelais or participate in the wealth of activities and entertainments on offer at this site.

– La Garette : 2 kilometers from Coulon, the port of Garette offers the most scenic boat rides in the area.

– Coulon : major town of the Marais Poitevin region, this is the perfect anchorage port from where to plan your day in the Marais.


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