Coulon, capitale de la Venise Verte

Ideally located between Niort and the Ocean, Coulon experienced intense port activity from the Middle Ages to the 19th century. River traffic and the exchange of goods ensure constant development. In the 19th century, the original Sèvre arm was canalized and shaped the current configuration of the town.
On the banks of the river, the Maison du Marais Poitevin allows you to understand and discover market garden life and traditions. Coulon is an ideal starting point for discovering the wet marsh on foot, by boat, by bike or by small tourist train.

To see: Sainte-Trinité church (false exterior preaching tower and funeral liter), Sotterie dam-lock, alleyways of old Coulon, Quai Louis Tardy and house with blue shutters.

To do: Maraisthon (eco-marathon) and Rallye du Marais (night canoe-kayak treasure hunt) in June, and Fête de Coulon in June-July.

Rankings & Labels

  • Small towns of character



  • Bar cafeteria tea room
  • Coach parking



the Tourist Office
Custom Square
79510 COULON
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