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A walking in the heart of Fontenay-le-Comte

18 November 2018

As a subprefecture of Vendée, Fontenay-le-Comte is a city steeped in history. Along the River which gave its name to the department, the capital city of Lower-Poitou is filled with dwellings and mansions from the Renaissance period as well as medieval vestiges. As you walk in the heart of the city, you discover a charming […]

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Towns and villages

Visiting Arçais, a small village in the Marais poitevin

10 October 2018

A few days after a storytelling visit of Niort with lanterns, we meet once again Agnès Dupont-Brillatz, a guide speaker in Niort and the Marais poitevin, to discover Arçais in Deux-Sèvres. It is a typical village in the marshes with its dwelling, its harbours and its “balais” – barns in the marshes – which offers […]

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Visit Niort, a sentry of the Marais poitevin

25 June 2018

Located on the gates of the Marais poitevin, in the department of the Deux-Sèvres, the city of Niort is an essential step for your trip in the Marais poitevin. Even though it is known to be the capital city of French mutual and insurances, Niort is still a city with a rich long-standing heritage that […]

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Renting a boat in Coulon in the Marais poitevin

24 June 2018

Coulon in the Marais poitevin The Green Venice is a must see for a successful trip in the Marais poitevin: It’s between its thousands of canals bordered with trees and meadows that you can observe a fauna and a flora in their natural state. This “green cathedral » can be quietly discovered during a boat […]

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Visit La Rochelle and its surroundings

18 June 2018

A trip in the Marais poitevin is the perfect opportunity to visit La Rochelle. The capital city of the Charente-Maritime can be enjoyed during a day filled with historical discoveries and coastal walks. Visit La Rochelle, a historic city Facing the Atlantic Ocean and the island of Ré, a few kilometres South-West of the Marais […]

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Marans, the sweetness of the Marais poitevin

12 June 2018

Nestled between La Rochelle and Niort in the heart of the Marais poitevin Regional Natural Park, Marans a beautiful small town between land and sea to which we quickly got attracted. Marans is, with its history that goes back to the Middle-Ages, one of the largest towns of Charente-Maritime -almost the same area as the […]

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Visit Coulon in the Marais poitevin

30 May 2018

In the heart of the wet marshes of the Marais poitevin Regional Natural Park, the charming village of Coulon can claim to be part of the “Little Town of Character” group thanks to its exceptional heritage. A visit is a must… Visit Coulon in the Marais poitevin, a village with an incredible heritage With the […]

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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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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 […]

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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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