The Marais Poitevin is one of the largest marshes in Europe. It is near the Ile de Re and La Rochelle on the Atlantic coast.
It offers a mosaic of landscapes:
- the Bay of Aiguillon and the coastline, a paradise for birds,
- the drained marshes and open landscapes,
- the “Green Venice”, a real cathedral of greenery with its maze of waterways.
Discover the Marais and its wealth during a trip in a boat or a bike ride, visiting its reserves or abbeys, or simply enjoying its typical recipes. These are activities that will delight young and old alike.
The Interregional Park of the Marais Poitevin has established a network of sites for visiting the Marais Poitevin. It groups 10 sites that are committed to a quality approach with criteria relating to the reception and care of visitors, information, communication or services.
The large site of the Marais Poitevin was the winner of the EDEN contest in 2010 EDEN with the theme: “Tourism and Aquatic Areas”.
Come and quickly discover this unique place in Europe, ideally located at 1 hour from La Rochelle, the Futuroscope and Puy du Fou and which has become a European tourist Destination of ExcelleNce in France.
The Marais Poitevin in the midst of celebrations ! Celebrations are held in the entire Marais throughout the year. This year, don’t miss the second Teciverdi festival in Niort which only occurs every two years.
By train :
TGV to Niort and la Rochelle then links by bus with the major cities of the Marais Poitevin
By motorway :
A10 from Paris or Bordeaux, exit n°33 * A83 from Brittany, exit n°7 to Marans or n°8 to Fontenay le Comte.
Airport of La Rochelle, île de Ré