In the Marais Poitevin Regional Nature Park, in summer you can also take advantage of nature to recharge your batteries or try your hand at crayfish fishing on the scale reserved for early risers. Stretching over the Pays de la Loire and Poitou-Charentes, the Marais Poitevin is one of the most beautiful landscapes in France, but also one of the most original.
Sometimes called the "Green Venice", it offers 30,000 hectares of lagoons formed by the withdrawal of the ocean, with a characteristic green color. If the main activity during a visit to the Marais Poitevin is to browse its multiple canals aboard small flat-bottomed boats, it is also an excellent place to hike or to let yourself be contemplated in nature. ... Benefiting from a unique ecosystem in the world, protected by a natural park which ensures its biodiversity, the Marais Poitevin is a true ecological paradise which promises beautiful photos and a playful approach to the local flora and fauna. In particular, there are many poplars, ash trees, otters, herons and eels.
The Marais Poitevin is made up of two distinct types of marshes: dry marshes and wet marshes which depend on each other and each offer a different type of environment, promising long hours of discovery, during guided or free tours. But to visit the Marais poitevin is also to discover the long work of man in his domestication of nature through the facilities built over the centuries, which testify to the inventiveness deployed since the Middle Ages.