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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Nature Preserve
“Great day out for all the family - pretty canalside villages, ruined abbeys, miles of canals to explore.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Museum
“Over 500km of canals and waterways to explore. Lots of ruined abbeys and canalside restaurants. Punt along the rivers and see the local wildlife.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Park
“Also known as 'Venise Verte' (Green Venice), this elaborate network of canals can be explored using a flat bottomed punt with or without a guide, by canoe, pedal boat or small power boat.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Park
“The Marais Poitevin is a large area of marshland in western France, a remnant of the former Gulf of Poitou (the name meaning "Poitou's Marsh", "Marsh of Poitou region"). It consists for two thirds of a western zone near the sea called the "dry marsh" (or "dried marsh"), used for farming and breeding, and for one third of an eastern zone called the "wet marsh", a maze of islets criss-crossed by picturesque canals now used for tourist rowboating and nicknamed The Green Venice”
  • 8 locals recommend
River
“The Venise Verte (Green Venice) is another 'must do' day out while staying at the cottage. In the area known as Marais (meaning 'marsh' ) Poitevin it is miles of green covered canals - hire a canue!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Establishment
“Not far from La Rochelle. The towns of Marans and Sugeres have some interesting features to explore.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Locality
“Explore the Marais Poitevin. Hire a boat or bike or just walk to explore the many beautiful waterways. Enjoy the waterfront cafes and restaurants.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket
  • 1 local recommends
Travel Agency
“Un autre regard sur le Marais Poitevin, à dos de cheval... Après une visite de la tour de l'ancien moulin, et une lecture de paysage, Antoine vous initiera au pansage et à la préparation de votre cheval. Puis vous partirez à l'assaut du Marais Poitevin! Réservation indispensable à l'Office de Tourisme. Toutes les balades durent environ 3 heures et se terminent par un rafraîchissement.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
Corner Shop