How to come in the Marais poitevin

Bateaux de pêche dans la baie de l'Aiguillon, paysage du Marais poitevin

By car By car

You can have access to the Marsh thanks to the A83 and A10 highways.

Carpool fan? Go to Blablacar, covoiturage en Nouvelle-Aquitaine, covoiturage Vendée

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By train By train

Niort, La Rochelle or Nantes train stations will get you to the gates of the Marais poitevin.
Line Paris-Poitiers-La Rochelle (TGV Atlantique): Niort train station.
Information and reservations SNCF (National Railway Company): +33 8 92 35 35 35 –
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By plane By plane

You can get to the Marais poitevin in no time,
and then you can easily choose your favourite means of locomotion.

The nearest airports are in La Rochelle, Nantes or Poitiers.

By bike By bike

As an excellent cycling destination, the Marais poitevin is perfect for biking lovers.
Two long-distance cycling routes are crossing the Marsh:

> The Vélodyssée® – A Eurovelo route connecting Norway to Portugal on 1 400 kilometres of routes.
> The Vélo Francette® – This route connects Ouistreham in the Calvados department to La Rochelle, by crossing the Marais poitevin, from Niort to the Aiguillon Bay. 

You can then use your bike during your stay, thanks to the 850 kilometres of marked cycling routes on the whole Marais poitevin. For cycling routes, visit L’Espace Loisirs IGN du Parc naturel régional du Marais poitevin.

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