A ride in the Marais Poitevin

You have probably already tried walking, cycling, or even paddle boarding to explore the regions of the Marais Poitevin. But have you ever done it on horseback? I tested for you a horseback ride in the Marais with the Relais Equestre Equinoxe. To listen to me, you would already have the reins in hand and bomb on...

A day of trail running in Niort

The Niortais Trail route "Les Venelles de Niort" "To start the day off right, go to the edge of the magnificent market halls of Niort for a little coffee then head slowly towards the brand new and magnificent Port Boinot. Nothing like it to discover the city than running, the route not to…

Bike ride Arçais – Damvix – St-Hilaire-la-Palud

Particularly because of its flat terrain, bike rides in the Marais Poitevin are pleasant. We have tested for you a route on the border between Vendée and Deux-Sèvres passing through Arçais, Damvix and Saint-Hilaire-la-Palud. In the heart of the marsh, these three villages are very popular in spring, because they are maraichin and full of…

From Niort to Coulon by bike

What's better to (re)discover the Marais Poitevin than a bike ride? I suggest you follow our itinerary for the day. The starting point is Port Boinot, freshly renovated? You can relax there and have a drink at the Ilot Sauvage* before the big departure. Head to the capital of the wet marsh: Coulon. You will fall in love with the little…

Digital walks to do with the family!

After a week of cold and snow, the weather, now milder, allows us to go outside again. For some, it's still the holidays and therefore an opportunity for a family outing! Today, I present to you three original routes to discover or re-discover our destination. 01. In Coulon with Baludik Coulon, capital of…

Autumn walk: The hidden trails of Sainte-Pezenne

The September sun always makes us want country walks! For the occasion, what if we took you to discover the trails of Sainte-Pezenne? Its shaded paths are full of history and are ideal for bucolic and peaceful hikes between the forest and the banks of the Sèvre. Follow the leader ! Divided into 3 distinct circuits (“History and…

Elevate yourself with the stand-up paddle!

Today, I tested a very trendy sport for you: stand-up paddleboarding! In fact, it's a long board on which you have to balance, which is not always very easy! There is something for all levels, Niort Plage offers a 1-hour initiation with an instructor for those who have never…

Horseback riding in the Niort plain

This Tuesday morning of January 6, 2014, I went to Saint-Rémy, on the outskirts of Niort and on the edge of the Marais Poitevin, following an invitation from Laurence Robert, who holds the reins of the Relais Equestre Equinoxe. Laurence offered to introduce me to the joys of horseback riding. Great, I've never ridden a horse!…

Niort beach, the beach in the city all summer

Niort beach. For several days, signs have been popping up in Niort with this inscription. So there would be a beach in Niort? Well, imagine yes! Every summer for 9 years, a 600 m2 beach has been set up at Pré Leroy, to the delight of all those who stay in town in the summer. Since July 8…

The French's favorite Village, secrets of filming in Arçais

Privileged moments that I want to share with you: 1 day and a half of filming for the preparation of the program “The favorite village of the French” presented by Stéphane Bern, the broadcast date of which is scheduled for the end of June on France 2. Location filming location: the village of Arçais, labeled a small town of character since January. Arçais will be…

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