Situated between the departments of Vendée, Deux-Sèvres and Charente-Maritime as well as between the regions of Pays de la Loire and Poitou-Charente, the Marais Poitevin covers an area of approximately 100,000 hectares and has a great diversity of landscapes. To the west, the estuary of the Sèvre Niortaise estuary opens into the Aiguillon Bay, a very important area for thousands of migratory birds that come here to rest. Not far from the ocean, the 65,500 hectare Desiccated Marshes, protected from the tides by dykes, stretch as far as the eye can see and trees are rare. The Green Venice, between Maillé and Niort, offers a particularly original landscape between canals, hedged farmland and rows of poplars. The best way to discover the Poitevin marshes is by boat. During this immersion in nature, the guide deals with different themes on the Marais Poitevin such as gastronomy, fauna and flora or the formation of landscapes. The Marais Poitevin is also cities with a lot of charm such as Luçon in Vendée, or La Rochelle, the capital of Charente Maritime, both modern and rich in medieval heritage. The Marais Poitevin is finally picturesque villages, of which Mazeau, in Vendée, is truly the pearl of the green Venice thanks to its beautiful tangle of waterways.

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Les Rendez-vous aux jardins en Sud Vendée du 30 mai au 1er juin 2014

The South Vendée is a territory rich in varied landscapes, every year the national event "Les Rendez-vous aux Jardins" allows you to discover hidden treasures! Eleven sites in the South Vendée open the doors to their magnificent gardens, all different, all charming. The garden of the birthplace of Marshal de Lattre de Tassigny in Mouilleron-en-Pareds, the medieval garden at the foot of the dungeon of Bazoges-en-Pareds. At La ...

Festival de musique classique dans les abbayes du Sud Vendée

For a month, the Vendée will be set to the rhythm of classical music! Indeed, as every year, the Festival of the Celestial Vaulting will take place from 24 May to 20 June 2014, in the abbeys of southern Vendée. Diffused in these sacred places, the music takes on another dimension and the rendering is superb and rich in emotion. Prestigious artists give recitals and light up every evening. Where: Abbey of Nieul-sur-l'Autise; Abbey of ...