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Following the otter in the Marais poitevin

19 September 2018

As a semi-aquatic mammal, the otter is one of the emblems of the Marais poitevin. Just a few lucky people can catch a glimpse of this animal. To better know the otter and recognise the traces of its passage, we followed an expert during a ride on the water organised by the Aunis Marais poitevin […]

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The rock sparrow in the Marais poitevin

12 April 2018

It is hard not to hear the singing of birds while hiking or cycling in the Marais poitevin Regional Nature Park. You can observe more than 330 species of birds in the unspoilt nature of the Marais poitevin, an ideal environment for lots of animal and plant species. Petronia petronia, discover the Rock sparrow in […]

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Bird watching in the Marais poitevin

10 April 2018

The Marais poitevin Regional Nature Park not only attracts protected nature and beautiful landscapes lovers, but it is also a paradise for migratory birds. As they follow a migration route North-South that crosses the Marais poitevin, the territory becomes an ideal halt for them. Each year some 500,000 birds fly over the Marais Poitevin in […]

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The water shrew in the Marais poitevin

22 March 2018

Whether on a boat trip, during a bike ride or a stroll, the exceptional diversity of the Marais poitevin Regional Nature Park is full of surprises and amazing encounters. That includes the water shrew which turns out to be the biggest shrew in Europe. Neomys fodiens, the Water shrew of the Marais poitevin The Eurasian […]

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The Short-Eared Owl

05 March 2018

Whether you explore the Marais poitevin Regional Nature Park by boat, by bike or by foot, you couldn’t miss it: in every part of the paths, hamlets, beaches and canals, the nature dominates, and life is abundant in the Marais poitevin. During one of your trips, you must have seen the elegant aerial ballet of […]

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The brand Accueil Vélo in the Marais poitevin

27 April 2020

The national brand Accueil Vélo guarantees a high quality experience on cycle routes in the Marais poitevin. During your cycle rides to discover the various landscapes of the Green Venice of the shores of South Vendée, you can have what you and your bike need to enjoy any halt. What is the brand Accueil Vélo? […]

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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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