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Here and there...the Poitevin marshlands surroundings

Discover the richness around Niort and the Marais Poitevin and extend your stay here.

What can be visited in Deux Sèvres ?...

Answers here : Tourisme en Deux-Sèvres

And follow Sam, a not-too-serious tourist guide, in his visits of the Deux-Sèvres sites. Some extracts from this series on the web :

Sam at the Bernard d'Agesci museum in Niort


Sam at the Maison du Marais Poitevin in Coulon


Sam at the Nature Reserve "The birds of the Marais Poitevin" at Saint-Hilaire-la-Palud


Visit the Pays Mellois with six thousand years of history, where the paths of Saint-Jacques-of-Compostella lead you through a remarkable Romanesque heritage, between wooded landscapes and vast plains. Tourism in Pays Mellois.

The Gâtine :

The combination of its hilly landscapes and numerous rivers and streams which irrigate the area accounts for its nickname of « the water tower of Poitou ». Large and varied area, your trip is placed under the sign of the unexpected and the festive with surprising sites and festivals. Tourism in Gâtine

In Bocage Bressuirais,

It is up to you to balance your holidays between rest, events, discoveries. On foot, by bike, on horseback, take a deep breath of fresh air far from the madding crowd. Tourism in Bocage Bressuirais

The Pays Thouarsais

At the crossroads between the Poitou-Charentes and the castles of the Loire, the countryside around Thouars is the departure point for numerous discoveries. You will appreciate its savoury local produce and you will be surprised by its cultural heritage which occasionally has a modern touch... Tourism in Pays Thouarsais


In 2012, the Lonely Planet guide put Poitou-Charentes amongst the 10 most fashionable destinations in the world. Visit Poitou-Charentes

The Poitou-Charentes and all its different aspects on the PoitouCharentesTV.
Extract : Marais Poitevin, the Green Venice

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