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A donkey ride in the Marais poitevin

19 November 2018

If you visit the Marais poitevin with your family, the visit of the donkey farm Du Coq à l’Ane is an unescapable activity. As true lovers of donkeys, Christelle and Olivier invite you to enter their world and offer hikers to start the trail with a donkey. Along the marsh of Saint-Georges de Rex, you […]

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A walking in the heart of Fontenay-le-Comte

18 November 2018

As a subprefecture of Vendée, Fontenay-le-Comte is a city steeped in history. Along the River which gave its name to the department, the capital city of Lower-Poitou is filled with dwellings and mansions from the Renaissance period as well as medieval vestiges. As you walk in the heart of the city, you discover a charming […]

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Visiting an oyster farm in the Marais poitevin

12 November 2018

Holidaymakers and tourists who are familiar with the Aiguillon Bay know the place. The fishmonger’s of the oyster farm “Les Viviers d’Arçay” in la Faute-sur-Mer in Vendée, has an excellent reputation. Fishes and shellfish have a prime place in this seaside resort of Vendée. But Alain Cadichon is first and foremost an oyster farmer before […]

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A Segway tour in Niort

06 November 2018

Go discover the city of Niort by Segway Created in 2018 and linked to the Mobilboard network, the animation proposed by Benjamin Papot is quite unusual. This young entrepreneur offers the possibility to discover the city of Niort by Segway. Depending on the time and the circuit, he reveals to you the capital city of […]

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The Castle of Terre-Neuve in Fontenay-le-Comte

05 November 2018

Open from May to September, the Castle of Terre-Neuve is a true jewel of the Renaissance period in the heart of the Marais poitevin. In Fontenay-le-Comte, subprefecture of the Vendée and former capital city of the Lower Poitou, it welcomes visitors from spring to the end of summer to let them discover its riches. Follow […]

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Atlantic Wakepark, big thrills in l’Aiguillon-sur-Mer

01 November 2018

Well rested after a nice boat ride with your family on the calm canals of the Green Venice? Willing to get some thrill? There are plenty of possibilities on the Marais poitevin! In l’Aiguillon-sur-Mer, the Atlantic Wakepark is waiting for you. With its nautical lift for beginners and its giant 750-meter nautical lift, beginners and […]

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The House of the Master of Dykes in the Marais poitevin

30 October 2018

  The House of the Master of Dykes, a site to visit for understand the Marais poitevin Located in the heart of the Marais poitevin in Chaillé-les-Marais (Vendée), the House of the Master of Dykes is a true emblematic site. Far away from the Green Venice and its yearly floods, the water management of agricultural […]

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Visit and snack at the Beauregard mill in Marans

28 October 2018

It is a unique concept available at the Beauregard mill, located in Marans, Charente-Maritime. Every Wednesday, during the summer period and after the traditional guided visit, you can have a chance to have a snack composed of local products. One of the remaining active mills in the Marais poitevin The “visit + snack” formula seems […]

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Visiting Arçais, a small village in the Marais poitevin

10 October 2018

A few days after a storytelling visit of Niort with lanterns, we meet once again Agnès Dupont-Brillatz, a guide speaker in Niort and the Marais poitevin, to discover Arçais in Deux-Sèvres. It is a typical village in the marshes with its dwelling, its harbours and its “balais” – barns in the marshes – which offers […]

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The House of the Marais poitevin Bay and the fortified church in Esnandes

02 October 2018

Located on the far west of the Marais poitevin, just a few kilometres away from La Rochelle, the village of Esnandes in Charente-Maritime concentrates several tourist sights. Grouped under the direction of the House of the Marais poitevin Bay, the museum of mussel farming shares the place with the fortified church of Saint-Martin. The house […]

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A donkey ride in the Marais poitevin

19 November 2018

If you visit the Marais poitevin with your family, the visit of the donkey farm Du Coq à l’Ane is an unescapable activity. As true lovers of donkeys, Christelle and Olivier invite you to enter their world and offer hikers to start the trail with a donkey. Along the marsh of Saint-Georges de Rex, you […]

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Towns and villages

A walking in the heart of Fontenay-le-Comte

18 November 2018

As a subprefecture of Vendée, Fontenay-le-Comte is a city steeped in history. Along the River which gave its name to the department, the capital city of Lower-Poitou is filled with dwellings and mansions from the Renaissance period as well as medieval vestiges. As you walk in the heart of the city, you discover a charming […]

Continue reading

Stories & experiences

Visiting an oyster farm in the Marais poitevin

12 November 2018

Holidaymakers and tourists who are familiar with the Aiguillon Bay know the place. The fishmonger’s of the oyster farm “Les Viviers d’Arçay” in la Faute-sur-Mer in Vendée, has an excellent reputation. Fishes and shellfish have a prime place in this seaside resort of Vendée. But Alain Cadichon is first and foremost an oyster farmer before […]

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