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Download our map of the Marais poitevin

07 March 2022

Are you planning a visit or a trip in the Marais poitevin? The Park and the tourist offices provide a tourist map so that you can carefully discover the green and wild stretches of the Marais poitevin! Download our tourist map of the Marais poitevin and go discover our natural treasures! Go discover an exceptional […]

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Circuits and maps

Trail-running routes in the Marais Poitevin!

17 January 2022

Are you a runner and used to long distances? Are you looking to push your limits in a natural environment with countless long trail-running routes to choose from? The Marais poitevin is the place for you! Last autumn, the Niort – Marais poitevin – Vallée de la Sèvre Niortaise Tourist Office developed officially-recognised trail-running routes […]

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Circuits and maps

Ideas for exploring the Marais Poitevin

06 January 2022

Find the hiking trails on the website of the Marais poitevin Are you looking to explore the Marais poitevin? Look no further, click on the “Itineraries” tab and you’ll find more than 190 hiking, cycling or horse-riding loop trails. On this “itineraries” page you’ll be able to filter or narrow your search by type of […]

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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 […]

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Towns and villages

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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Discovery

Take it easy in the Marais poitevin

20 July 2021

Cycle along the quiet paths and enjoy the peace-and-quiet of the wild environment as you cross through the villages of the marshland. The diverse landscapes make this the perfect place for fishing, an activity that is very easy to try here. From abbeys to museums, dive head first into the history of the Marais poitevin […]

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Discovery

A getaway for two in the Marais poitevin

20 July 2021

 How do you fancy a quiet, romantic getaway to explore some secret little hideaways in the Marais poitevin? Go, wander, explore the marshland like you’ve never seen it before! From the coast to the Green Venice, via Lay Valley, here are some ideas for a getaway for two to enjoy during your next holiday. Contemplate […]

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Circuits and maps

Download our map of the Marais poitevin

07 March 2022

Are you planning a visit or a trip in the Marais poitevin? The Park and the tourist offices provide a tourist map so that you can carefully discover the green and wild stretches of the Marais poitevin! Download our tourist map of the Marais poitevin and go discover our natural treasures! Go discover an exceptional […]

Keep reading

Circuits and maps

Trail-running routes in the Marais Poitevin!

17 January 2022

Are you a runner and used to long distances? Are you looking to push your limits in a natural environment with countless long trail-running routes to choose from? The Marais poitevin is the place for you! Last autumn, the Niort – Marais poitevin – Vallée de la Sèvre Niortaise Tourist Office developed officially-recognised trail-running routes […]

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Circuits and maps

Ideas for exploring the Marais Poitevin

06 January 2022

Find the hiking trails on the website of the Marais poitevin Are you looking to explore the Marais poitevin? Look no further, click on the “Itineraries” tab and you’ll find more than 190 hiking, cycling or horse-riding loop trails. On this “itineraries” page you’ll be able to filter or narrow your search by type of […]

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