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Delightful trip

What a great trip. We had a great guide who spoke excellent English and explained the history of... read more

Reviewed August 31, 2018
richarddY5149GZ
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Hampshire, UK
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Tranquility on the water

We're so glad we booked a private trip, (some of the boats we passed were very rowdy). Our boat-man... read more

Reviewed August 24, 2018
W5485GMrobertw
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

If you can read French I encourage you to read the lyrical review a fellow traveler had posted about this experience. I will add that when one is driving from cute town to ancient town to historic site, etc., a chance to guide your own...More

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Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

What a great trip. We had a great guide who spoke excellent English and explained the history of the canals and how they are managed. It was all very interesting and we are so pleased we took a guided tour rather than go just by...More

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Reviewed August 24, 2018

We're so glad we booked a private trip, (some of the boats we passed were very rowdy). Our boat-man was a charming music student working for the summer. He spoke quite good English and pointed out lots of interesting things about the marsh. It was...More

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Reviewed August 21, 2018

We took ourselves out on one of the boats as we weren't sure our French was good enough to get the benefit from a guided tour. Never the less we had a very enjoyable time meandering around the waterways enjoying the beautiful scenery. The boats...More

Thank rachb14
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Loved this gentle way of seeing the French countryside. As a group of six we gently boated through the flat canals passing cattle in fields. We didn't take the guided tour as we enjoyed navigating ourselves. It was peaceful and definitely worth a visit.

Thank DublinEyespy
Reviewed June 19, 2018

The Marais Poitevin is a unique area that is commonly called "The Green Venice", and very appropriately ! It is beautiful series canals (about 8000 kms I think) and Coulon appears to be the heart of it. Our hotel booked us a 2 hour boat...More

Thank SueandDavidSydnet
Reviewed October 12, 2017

We had a 45 minute private tour and it was delightful. Having had a horrible lunch at Quai Sud this more than made up for the disappointment. Our guide spoke a little English but we managed in French. Very interesting to hear the history of...More

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Reviewed October 2, 2017

We stumbled across the ticket office the guy inside spoke excellent English (Vincent I think) he explained the various reasonably priced options - in the end the four of us chose to punt ourselves (well row actually) for 90 minutes. It was very pleasant indeed;...More

Thank Cameramadsolihull
Reviewed September 29, 2017 via mobile

We went on the 1.5 hour guided tour with a small group. The rest of the group were French but the guide did an excellent job explains the key points in English for us. A good way to experience the canals.

Thank poppy57
Reviewed September 21, 2017

We booked our tour as soon as we arrive at the river, then as it was in the afternoon it was suggested we find a place for lunch. When we came back after lunch (If you read the restaurant review elsewhere - Quai Sud) you...More

Thank friday_dog
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

The part of the Marais Poitevin with most tourist interest is the "Venise Vert" of which Coulon is arguably the main centre. There are smaller but similarly attractive villages such as Arcais and Damvix to the west. The main activities are all water based on...More

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