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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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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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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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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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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 […]

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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 Regional Natural 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

06 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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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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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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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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