• en
    • fr

Blog

Blog

Home > Blog

Circuits and maps

Explore the secret Marais poitevin in a kayak

18 November 2021

As the sun goes down, right at the heart of the Marais Poitevin Regional Natural Park, at Lidon watersports centre, I put on some old trainers and a life jacket. Julien, our guide, gives us a safety briefing: “Kayaking is above-all about holding your paddle correctly and controlling the rotating movement from the waist”. Then […]

Keep reading

Discovery

Stroll around the charming little village of Nieul-sur-l’Autise

16 November 2021

Nieul-sur-l’Autise is between the plains and marshland in the Marais Poitevin Regional Nature Park, and is classified a “Petite Cité de Caractère®” (charming little village), which is a label awarded to rural towns with remarkable heritage sites and a rich history. I contacted the Tourist Office to make sure I didn’t miss out on any […]

Keep reading

Discovery

Take a stroll along the “Marmande” trail in Mareuil-sur-Lay-Dissais

29 October 2021

I put on my hiking boots, download the IGN hiking application on my phone, put my raincoat in my bag and set off along the “Marmande” trail. A leisurely stroll along a 12.4 km trail to explore the various points of interest of Mareuil-sur-Lay-Dissais, a town in the Marais Poitevin regional natural Park, 10 km […]

Keep reading

Circuits and maps

The “Tour du Parc naturel régional du Marais poitevin” permanent cycling route

11 September 2021

An initiative by the Green Venice Cycling Club The Marais poitevin is cycling heaven, for both occasional and regular cyclists! Sunday cyclists have 800 kilometres of loop itineraries at their disposal across the Marais poitevin region, enough to keep everyone happy. For seasoned pedallers, there’s now an itinerary to take them all the way around […]

Keep reading

Discovery

I went to visit the Michel Brosselin reserve in Saint Denis du Payré!

07 August 2021

At the heart of the marshland, the orchestra is playing a symphony that echoes all around us, and the musicians are the birds. They set the tone, we are simply guests in their kingdom now. We see why fans of birdwatching enjoy coming to this area of France, the largest wetland on the Atlantic coast. […]

Keep reading

Stories & experiences

When the Marais poitevin defies the senses of influencers

01 June 2021

The Marais poitevin, a top tourist destination The Marais poitevin proposes all sorts of ways for holidaymakers to explore, not just boat trips, but also by canoe or paddleboard, on foot, by bike or even in a horse-drawn carriage or a hot-air balloon. There are also museums to visit as well as the Park information […]

Keep reading

Circuits and maps

The Marais poitevin, a top tourist destination

28 April 2021

The Marais poitevin, a highly appreciated tourist destination  The Marais poitevin Regional Nature Park is a tourist destination in its own right. Every year, 1,400,000 visitors come to explore this region that’s one of a kind: largest wetland on the Atlantic coast, 8,200km of waterways, 1,000km of dykes, 594 hydraulic structures, 330 bird species, 750 […]

Keep reading

Discovery

The Marais poitevin has its own magazine

15 January 2021

Your Marais poitevin visitors’ guide A magazine has been published by the Marais poitevin Regional Nature Park, the ultimate nature destination! This 32-page visitors’ guide presents all the natural riches and heritage gems of this magnificent region of contrasting landscapes: Aiguillon Bay and the coast, where freshwater meets the salty ocean, The dry marshes and […]

Keep reading

Restaurants

A delicious break in the Marais poitevin

14 August 2020

Tasty Marais poitevin! Entrenched in a land of plenty, the Marais poitevin is a place to feast your eyes, but not only… Just wait until you see the array of local specialities: mojettes (haricot beans from the market gardens), lumas (snails cooked in sauce), Marans chicken, crayfish, eels and Charron mussels can be found side-by-side […]

Keep reading

Stories & experiences

Guided bike ride in the heart of the Marais poitevin

07 April 2020

Follow the guide to unveil the secrets of the Marais poitevin Exploring the paths of the Marais poitevin by bike is a pleasant way to discover the beautiful landscapes, but it can be even better with a few explanations to enhance your understanding and appreciation of the region. Damien, a guide at Original Vélo Tour, […]

Keep reading

My last articles

Circuits and maps

Explore the secret Marais poitevin in a kayak

18 November 2021

As the sun goes down, right at the heart of the Marais Poitevin Regional Natural Park, at Lidon watersports centre, I put on some old trainers and a life jacket. Julien, our guide, gives us a safety briefing: “Kayaking is above-all about holding your paddle correctly and controlling the rotating movement from the waist”. Then […]

Keep reading

Discovery

Stroll around the charming little village of Nieul-sur-l’Autise

16 November 2021

Nieul-sur-l’Autise is between the plains and marshland in the Marais Poitevin Regional Nature Park, and is classified a “Petite Cité de Caractère®” (charming little village), which is a label awarded to rural towns with remarkable heritage sites and a rich history. I contacted the Tourist Office to make sure I didn’t miss out on any […]

Keep reading

Discovery

Take a stroll along the “Marmande” trail in Mareuil-sur-Lay-Dissais

29 October 2021

I put on my hiking boots, download the IGN hiking application on my phone, put my raincoat in my bag and set off along the “Marmande” trail. A leisurely stroll along a 12.4 km trail to explore the various points of interest of Mareuil-sur-Lay-Dissais, a town in the Marais Poitevin regional natural Park, 10 km […]

Keep reading