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Embarcadere Cardinaud - Marais poitevin

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Boat trip in the green Venise

We decided to go on a guided tour of Marais Poithevin (wet land, referred as the Green Venise) near... read more

Reviewed August 2, 2018
Pierre-Michael D
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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We travelled a long way for this - And it was worth it!

After a 3 hour car ride (we did not know it was going to be that far) the experience of getting... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2016
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2 Aug 2018
“Boat trip in the green Venise”
17 Sep 2016
“We travelled a long way for this - And it was worth it!”
In the heart of the area known as the "Marais Poitevin", an invitation to discover a land of water and verdant charm.One way on a boat with guide. In the early hours of the morning when nature wakes up, or at dusk when the marsh falls asleep.With...more
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Avenue de la Repentie, 79460, France
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Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

We decided to go on a guided tour of Marais Poithevin (wet land, referred as the Green Venise) near Niort onboard a little boat. We arrived at Embarcadère Cardinaud and were lucky enough to find a space to park in the shade. We booked a...More

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Reviewed September 17, 2016

After a 3 hour car ride (we did not know it was going to be that far) the experience of getting into a row boat and charting a course through the canals was great. They are a pretty as the pictures and although the canals...More

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Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

We opted for a boat trip with guide. Quentin, the young guide who was very helpful and professional gave us a delightful explanation on the type trees, animals that existed in and all about the Marais Poitevin. Our boat trip lasted an hour and half...More

Thank MiO78110
Reviewed October 1, 2015

Visiting France with 3 kids, we are looking to experience different aspects of the country. After some days in the non stop city of Paris, a great tour by the rivers of Marais Poitevin was amazing! We got a great guide (French only) who told...More

Thank alonataz
Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

Delivered all it promised from excellent lunch in the on site resturant, to a traditional exploration of the waterways with a knowledgeable guide

Thank Trevor J
Reviewed June 10, 2015

I cannot add much except that we were 9 in a boat for 10, plus Julien our stupendous guide, for a 2 hour tour. He spoke in clear, relatively slow French and took a breath from time to time so we could ask questions. He...More

2  Thank Carolyn M
Reviewed July 31, 2014

An hour and a half in a flat-bottomed boat, drifting around the leafy bends of the wet marsh on a sunny day. It couldn't have been better. Around £10 per person for the guided tour. There's a friendly cafe and gift shop on site with...More

3  Thank vanessa c
Reviewed September 27, 2013

My wife and I opted for the "La Tradition" option, benefitting not only from having the boat to ourselves but also being taken around the quieter waterways. The guide was brilliant, and the scenery and atmosphere wonderful. With every penny.

3  Thank SeeTheBee99
Reviewed September 19, 2013

If you're going to Niort, make sure to pass through the Marais Poitevin Canal where you will enjoy nature as calmly as you may think. With a surface area of 970 square kilometres (370 sq mi), it is the largest marsh on the Atlantic coast...More

4  Thank franck887
Reviewed August 7, 2013

Yes, we did get lost fortunately we'd booked for more than one hour. It kept two teenagers occupied, getting the hang of the boat. It was a brilliant way to spend a very sunny day and it was amazing to think that the monks had...More

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