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I discovered Coulon with the Maison du Marais Poitevin

Experience Coraline - stagiaire au pôle communication By Coraline - stagiaire au pôle communication, the 28 June 2019

 

The Maison du Marais Poitevin (5 place de la Coutume) is an ecomuseum located on the banks of the river Sèvre in the heart of Coulon. With its 16th century facade and pigeon loft, you won't be able to miss it! 
During a walk along the banks of the Coulons, I was able to discover the museum, which received the Qualité Tourisme label in 2015 and which traces the history of the wet marsh, from the "batai" (traditional flat-bottomed boat) to the eel and the old Maraichin houses. A perfect introduction to cycling or boating!
I had the opportunity to walk through the different rooms that are to be discovered as the visit progressed: the boat house in the Marais Poitevin, the mysterious life of the eel, the temporary exhibition around the ecosystem of the Marais. Above all, I was able to attend the Maraiscope's sound and light projection session, which presents the stages of the creation of the Marais from Antiquity to the present day in a playful and interactive way.
Come with your family and let your children discover the Marais. Workshops and games are available on both sides of the museum for them to learn while having fun.
A guide is always available in the rooms to answer your questions and give you advice. The average duration of the visit is 1h30. Single tickets are on sale between 3€50 and 7€.
After your visit, in order to fully immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the Green Venice, you will have the opportunity to choose the formula''Discovery walk of the Poitevin Marsh'' allowing you to take a boat trip and discover the fauna and flora of the wet marsh. All packages are available at the Coulon Tourist Office, which shares the same premises as the museum.
Want to remember your day? A souvenir shop with books, handicrafts, regional products... is located on the quays of Coulon, at the exit of the museum.
For more information, do not hesitate to contact the Tourist Office directly. And like me, take advantage of a must-see visit to better understand the Marais Poitevin and its secrets.


The Maison du Marais Poitevin (5 place de la Coutume) is an ecomuseum located on the banks of the river Sèvre in the heart of Coulon. With its 16th century facade and pigeon loft, you won't be able to miss it! 

During a walk along the banks of the Coulons, I was able to discover the museum, which received the Qualité Tourisme label in 2015 and which traces the history of the wet marsh, from the "batai" (traditional flat-bottomed boat) to the eel and the old Maraichin houses. A perfect introduction to cycling or boating!

I had the opportunity to walk through the different rooms that are to be discovered as the visit progressed: the boat house in the Marais Poitevin, the mysterious life of the eel, the temporary exhibition around the ecosystem of the Marais. Above all, I was able to attend the Maraiscope's sound and light projection session, which presents the stages of the creation of the Marais from Antiquity to the present day in a playful and interactive way.

Come with your family and let your children discover the Marais. Workshops and games are available on both sides of the museum for them to learn while having fun.
A guide is always available in the rooms to answer your questions and give you advice. The average duration of the visit is 1h30. Single tickets are on sale between 3€50 and 7€.

After your visit, in order to fully immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the Green Venice, you will have the opportunity to choose the formula''Discovery walk of the Poitevin Marsh'' allowing you to take a boat trip and discover the fauna and flora of the wet marsh. All packages are available at the Coulon Tourist Office, which shares the same premises as the museum.

Want to remember your day? A souvenir shop with books, handicrafts, regional products... is located on the quays of Coulon, at the exit of the museum.

For more information, do not hesitate to contact the Tourist Office directly. And like me, take advantage of a must-see visit to better understand the Marais Poitevin and its secrets.

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