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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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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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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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Discovery

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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