Discover the surrounding area of the campsite Domaine du Lidon

Marais Poitevin

The Marais Poitevin area is one of the Great Sites of France. It was classified Grand Site de France. It is the second largest wetland in France. Over the centuries, men have shaped this unique marsh. To discover this area you can go punting over the waterways, you can also cycle along the bicycle paths or you can walk along the path bordered by ashes

Marais Poitevin domaine lidon
domaine lidon green Venice

Go for a walk or a bike tour :

Cycle to visit the Marsh villages. Itinerary : St Hilaire la Palud, Arcais, St Georges de Rex, Le Vanneau-Irleau, Amuré, Coulon, La Garette.
Maps are available at the Tourist Information of St Hilaire La Palud (4 km)

Ornithological park : Walk along the paths or go punting to discover the birds of the Poitevin Marsh.

Nearby – with a car

Saint Hilaire La Palud : You’ll find local shops and a cinema.

Saint Georges de Rex – Donkey Farm : Visit the farm and the production of donkey milk soap

Le Vanneau : Petit village maraîchin et son célèbre marché sur l’eau.

Coulon : One of the Poitevin Marsh finest towns

With a car – day/half day trips

Abbaye de Maillezais : Visit this historical place and learn about the origins of Poitevin Marsh.

La Rochelle : Located on the Atlantic Coast, this port town has a prestigious heritage, arts and culture are also part of the daily life. It’s a dynamic and lovely place that will captivate you. In summertime, many cultural events take place there such as the Francofolies – a famous music festival.

Ile de Ré : The island is also known as ‘Ré la Blanche’ because of its traditional white houses and their green shutters. Walking along the coastline and swimming in the sea in summertime are the island’s top attractions.

Niort : Main town of the Deux- Sèvres department. Niort is a lively place. You can visit the dungeon and wander through the city center streets up to the River Sèvre.

Ornithological fauna of the Marais Poitevin
Cognac : The universally known « eau de vie » was named after this town. Cognac is « an Art and History » town where you will be able to visit the famous Cognac Merchants or walk along the streets of the Old Town or along the Charente River

Rochefort : Visit the naval dockyard where the frigate Hermione was built and also Rochefort Corderie Royale – a rope making factory

Fort boyard : Le fort rendu célèbre par l’émission de télévision du même nom vous délivrera d’autres mystères sur place, accessible en bateau.

Saintes : Discover the traces and remains left by the Gallo-Romans.

Ile d’Oléron : Discover the numerous oyster-farms and the wild beaches of the island.

Puy du Fou This historical theme park was awarded Best Theme Park in the World . Enjoy a unique experience with the special effect shows available.

Futuroscope : This theme park is based upon multimedia and audio-visual techniques. You can discover this park with your family and your friends.

Zoodyssée : In this wildlife park located in the Chizé Forest you will discover the European fauna.

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