Marais Poitevin Niort

Niort Marais Poitevin: what to do, what to see…

What should you absolutely see, do and taste when you visit Niort and the Marais Poitevin? From the calm waters of the marshes to the old stone monuments Niort and its region will take you back in time on an enchanting break. Immediate boarding!

What to see

  • The Poitevin Marshlands: Green Venice of France
  • The "burning water"
  • The Halls of Niort
  • The Niort Dungeon
  • Church of Saint André
  • The Stocks
  • The Foucault Fort

What to do

  • Visit the Bernard D’Agesci Museum
  • See a photo exhibition at the Villa Pérochon Contemporary Photography Art Centre
  • Play a round on the Niort-Romagné Golf course
  • Go on a donkey ride
  • Visit the Marshland Ecomuseum in Coulon
  • Take a boat trip through Green Venice
  • Go on a treasure hunt in the marshlands
  • Take a carriage ride
  • Go on a hot air balloon trip over the marshlands
    (Departure from Coulon - Magné - Niort, 79510 Coulon, Tel.: +33 (0)6 09 93 95 40)

And nearby:

What to taste

  • The "gratte-cul" (Rose Hip delicacies)
  • Coucougnettes (Marzipan sweets)
  • Pipi d'âne (liquor)
  • The marshland aperitif
  • 'Angelic" liquor
  • "Troussepinette" (local aperitif)
  • Protected PDO "Echiré" butter
  • "Mogettes" sweets
  • Echiré butter caramel
  • "L’angélique confite" (boiled sweets)
  • Racoon Paté
  • Poitevin Stuffing
  • Frogs-leg terrine

What to bring back

  • A bottle of the local aperitif
  • A bottle of "Angelic" liquor
  • A bag of "mogette" sweets
  • A bag of "Echiré" butter caramels
  • "Tête de Mule" Beer and Lemonade
  • Angelica products from Huvelin
  • Handmade Angelica soap

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