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A trip in the Marais poitevin

A trip in the Marais poitevin

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06 June 2018

The Marais poitevin is a unique site in Europe! A true haven, this territory is perfect for disconnection, relaxation and discovery  Located on the borders of the Vendée, Deux-Sèvres and Charente-Maritime departments, this atypical region along the Atlantic Coast can be discovered during a trip in the Marais poitevin.

Go for a walk in the Marais poitevin!

balade à pied dans le marais poitevin

There is one thing that you can’t just get away from your trips in the Marais poitevin: the feeling that you are the Nature’s guest. Here, green and wild landscapes don’t let urban stress come in: we relax and enjoy this moment!
This ambient hedonism can be felt in every spot of the Marais poitevin and unless you are crazy, you will succumb to it!

Therefore, why not go for a walk on the dedicated paths along the waterways? This walk in the Marais poitevin will be an opportunity for you to discover unique landscapes such as the wet marsh, the dry marsh, the Aiguillon Bay or some of the villages inside the Marais poitevin Regional Nature Park.

Some ideas pour a walk:


Go for a ride in the Marais poitevin!

Bike itinerary in Esnandes, carrelets, along the Aiguillon Bay

Your visit of the Marais poitevin can also include a bike ride! With its bike paths adapted to family rides, the region becomes a great playground for cyclists! Here are some tours to do during your stay:

You can aslo go on a guided hike with Original Vélo Tour market Valeurs Parc naturel régional!

The Marais Poitevin is by the way the host of two itineraries known by bike riders: the Vélo Francette® and the Vélodyssée® ! A great activity for those who would like to do a nature ride and discover the richness of the Marais poitevin!

A trip on the waters of the Marais poitevin

Balade dans le Marais poitevin - En barque dans la Venise Verte

A trip in the Marais poitevin will be also an opportunity to go for a boat trip on the canals of the Green Venice. Whether you want to choose a boat or a canoe for your trip, it’s up to you! Let the streams of the canals rock you and commute between the villages of the Marais poitevin. With or without guide, it’s up to you too!

Some of them have received the Valeurs Parc naturel régional brand, a mark witch is based on 3 major points: the environment, the human dimension and the local: the jetty Les écluses de Bazoin in La Ronde, the ornithological park in Saint Hilaire la Palud, the jetty of the Abbey in Maillezais et that of the Venise Verte in Mazeau: you are sure to find what you are looking for!


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