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The Royal Abbey of Nieul-sur-l’Autise – a Treasure in the heart of the Marais poitevin

19 December 2019

Located twenty minutes away from Niort, the Royal Abbey of Nieul-sur-l’Autise is a true piece of cultural heritage. In Vendée, at the edge of the Marais poitevin Natural Regional Park, it offers a calm and timeless place to visit. The Abbey of Nieul-sur-l’Autise through the years On each side of the road from Niort to […]

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Let’s discover the Bernard d’Agesci Museum in Niort

29 November 2019

Built by Niort Chief architect Georges Lasseron at the end of the 19th century, the Jean Macé High School for Girls is currently home of the main museum in Niort, the Bernard d’Agesci Museum. The multidisciplinary art collections are at the same time didactic and historical, because we can visit the Fine Arts section, the […]

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A time travel in the House of Milling

20 September 2019

The House of Milling, a site steeped in history Just a few meters away from the Royal Abbey of Nieul-sur-l’Autise stands another treasure of the heritage in the Marais poitevin. The Small Town of Character from Vendée is the home of the House of Milling on the riverbank. As the last watermill built in 1728 […]

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Angelica, the emblematic plant of the Marais poitevin

12 September 2019

It is one of the Marais poitevin’s emblems, one that we see in its natural environment during a bike ride or a hike. The Angelica can be wild or in cultures. Its long grooved stem, at the same time thick and hollow, can grow up to two metres high and its characteristic, aromatic odour makes […]

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The Dungeon of Niort watches over the Marais poitevin

08 June 2019

It’s the iconic building of the city of Niort. The Dungeon is nowadays the last witness of the fortified edification that once protected the capital city of Deux-Sèvres from the Norman invasions. Since then, it has lost its military role and is now the host of the Museum of the Dungeon which offers visitors ethnographic […]

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The brand “Valeurs Parc Naturel Régional” in the Marais poitevin

13 March 2019

Whatever the activity you do – a boat trip with your family or your friends, a hike or a bike ride – it is possible that you have seen here and there this new logo: Valeurs Parc Naturel Régional. As a national label developed since 2017 in the Marais poitevin, it brings together more and […]

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For your next holidays, visit the Marais poitevin

13 February 2019

Situated in the Departments of Vendée, Deux-Sèvres and Charente-Maritime, The Marais poitevin is a unique destination! For your next holidays, lose yourself in this exceptional territory, a safe place to live and known for its natural resources! Want to join us? Take a break in the nature during a trip in the Marais poitevin A […]

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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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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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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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Download our map of the Marais poitevin

20 January 2020

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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The Royal Abbey of Nieul-sur-l’Autise – a Treasure in the heart of the Marais poitevin

19 December 2019

Located twenty minutes away from Niort, the Royal Abbey of Nieul-sur-l’Autise is a true piece of cultural heritage. In Vendée, at the edge of the Marais poitevin Natural Regional Park, it offers a calm and timeless place to visit. The Abbey of Nieul-sur-l’Autise through the years On each side of the road from Niort to […]

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Discovery

Let’s discover the Bernard d’Agesci Museum in Niort

29 November 2019

Built by Niort Chief architect Georges Lasseron at the end of the 19th century, the Jean Macé High School for Girls is currently home of the main museum in Niort, the Bernard d’Agesci Museum. The multidisciplinary art collections are at the same time didactic and historical, because we can visit the Fine Arts section, the […]

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