An exceptional natural site 15 minutes from the campsite.
The Marais Poitevin straddles three departments, the Vendée, the Charente-Maritime and the Deux Sèvres. It extends over a vast area of nearly 100,000 hectares from the Bay of Aiguillon (a relic of a marine gulf) to its heart called Green Venice.
The Green Venice is without a doubt the most amazing environment. Land of waterways and green silence, these wet marshes offer an original and unique landscape.
The innumerable ditches and canals, lined with pollarded ash trees, sometimes lined with a row of poplars, form a tightly knit bocage of water.
It is also a paradise for wildlife, especially for birds that live there permanently or stop over during their migrations.
Discover the Marais Poitevin and its richness during a boat or bike ride.
Abbey of Maillezais
A Benedictine abbey in the heart of the Marais Poitevin.
Built on an island in the Gulf of the Pictons, overlooking the marshes, the Abbey of Maillezais, first a fortress, then an abbey and finally a cathedral, once raised its two towers and five spires.
Jewel of the Dukes of Aquitaine, it welcomed many scholars and artists, notably Rabelais and Agrippa d’Aubigné.
Long abandoned, the old cathedral was sold as national property during the Revolution to serve as a stone quarry.
Today, one can admire the remains of its flamboyant architecture.
Throughout the summer, the site offers guided tours and numerous shows and activities.