This green setting, criss-crossed by conches, owes its name to its ancient Gallo-Roman status as a colonia. A colonia was an agricultural estate maintained by workers with a relatively free status. The town was then called Colonus in Alnensi Territoria (the colony in the territory of Aunis); it became Coulons in the 13th century. Today, Coulon is the lung of Niort, a preserved natural space and, paradoxically, very busy. People come here above all to explore the canals, to glide along the conches in a flat boat, to watch for wildlife, to take a deep breath of greenery, to rediscover their senses, to remember, to smile...

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