Marais Poitevin is known as the “Green Venice” of Poitou-Charentes and it`s not hard to understand why. It exists of lots of canals all hidden criss-cross in nature, surrounded by green.
Even though the weather wasn`t at its best – it was raining – that couldn`t take away from feeling at ease. I was aboard a traditional flat-bottomed boat to experience, what is the second largest wetland in France after the Camargue, up close.
There`s a certain tranquility that comes over you and the only thing you want to do is enjoy the moment. I especially loved the reflections in the water. Let me take you on a little photo tour.
I can only imagine how beautiful this must be in the winter season covered in snow or Fall with all the leaves colored.
Our host, Sandrine, had another great tip. Every year, at the last Saturday of July, there is a big floating market where local producers sell their vegetables, fruits, … Now that must be a sight!
Personal Tip: You can have a nice lunch at restaurant Auberge de la repentie. The restaurant is located near the place where you depart/arrive with the boats.
Fun Fact: All the canals have signs, like street signs if you can enter or not!
Thanks to Sandrine from the Poitou-Charentes Tourist Board for being a wonderful host. And Sue & her team from MagellanPR for organizing this trip! Even though this was a sponsored trip, the opinions in this post are all my own.
Picture number 3 had me completely lost, I so want do travel down that river myself… Thanks for sharing this, it’s a really good tip for future travels for me 🙂