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Poitevin Marshes

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+33 820 20 00 79
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Must Ride Bike Here Before You Die!

These canals are most precious water distribution tools created and developed for nearly a 1000... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2016
Max J
August Adventures in Marais-Poitevin

August was my visit to La Garette...Coulon...Arcais...Damvix...Arcais...staying a short while at... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2015
Max J
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31 Aug 2016
“Must Ride Bike Here Before You Die!”
30 Aug 2015
“August Adventures in Marais-Poitevin”
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

These canals are most precious water distribution tools created and developed for nearly a 1000 years. It is not enough to just pass thru in your vehicle but rather they must be visited and smelled while riding your VTT mountain bike making enough time to...More

1  Thank Max J
Reviewed 30 August 2015

August was my visit to La Garette...Coulon...Arcais...Damvix...Arcais...staying a short while at each location enjoying sceneries and watching tourists paddling rented boats on canals covered with weeping willows through marshes and amazing natural landscape. We rented a flat-bottom boat in Damvix and had great fun trying...More

1  Thank Max J
Reviewed 14 August 2014

We had a quick drive around the area before staying the night in Niort. It was a glorious day and extremely busy (Sunday) and we had every intention of taking the bikes out for a ride.... (as you do) We decided that there were too...More

2  Thank lavasso
Reviewed 25 September 2013

Wonderful landscape and lovely villages characterize this less well known part of France. We took a pedalo boat out for an hour through a green tunnel of trees, total peace and great fun. some really nice villages too, we spent some time in Damvix.

2  Thank peediewife
Reviewed 6 September 2013

We took a 1-hour tour departing from La Garette. Our guide spoke English and he was very knowledgeable about the history of the marshes. It was fascinating to learn about the man-made canals, the wildlife and the economics of maintaining this ecologically unique area. We...More

2  Thank OhMejico
Reviewed 7 August 2013

Take a scenic road trip from La Rochelle though some quaint villages and arrive at lunch time in coulon. Find somewhere that does lunch and the barge tickets for a great deal. There are two restaurants that we saw that have the deal. We had...More

Thank kelllips
Reviewed 8 August 2012

Lovely spot- loads to see- best to do it by boat. Afterwards spend some time in Coulon - Hotel Le Marais is great, family run and very comfy. The hotel- Le Central, inspite of it's name is a good place to eat. Food well cooked,...More

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