What to do during the February holidays?

The February holidays have come! Generally, many people go skiing during these holidays but we are going to prove to you that by staying at the Niort - Marais Poitevin Destination, you will have just as much fun! consult the entire calendar of events during the February holidays

This winter, take a break at Destination Niort – Marais Poitevin!

We will never stop repeating it: the Niort – Marais Poitevin Destination can be visited in all 4 seasons. Spring, summer, autumn, winter, each period reveals this territory full of treasures. But today, it is in winter weather that we want to talk to you about things to see and do in a traditional atmosphere…

What to do during the All Saints holidays?

The fall season has arrived, the trees are gradually beginning to adorn themselves with their beautiful golden coat. Pumpkins and squash of all kinds emerge from the ground and remind us that in a few days, little ghosts will come knocking on your doors shouting “Tricks or treats?!” Autumn vacation This atmosphere…

The new exhibition “Niort chamois and glove making” at Port Boinot in Niort

Niort's industrial heritage will once again be highlighted after the exhibition on Brosserie Brenet. The Théophile Boinot room, within the Séchoir building, will be reborn with its past. Now for the exhibition on Niort chamois and glove making and its manufacturing techniques from September 15 until the end of December. Photographs, films,…

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...

Travel back in time to meet the professions of yesteryear

For three days, the Château du Coudray-Salbart reconnected with its medieval roots and immersed visitors in the daily life of the Middle Ages. The scene is set, you are in the heart of a 12th century fortress which was once one of the most powerful and original fortresses of its time. In the lower courtyard,…

Yarol Poupaud, summer event in Coulon

It's the summer event in Coulon: the closing concert of the gourmet markets! For what ? Because the star of this evening is Yarol Poupaud, do you know?! If I say to you “light the fire, light the fire!” » are you thinking of? Johnny Hallyday, obviously! Well yes, Yarol Poupaud has a…

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…

The best van spots in the Marais Poitevin

The Marais Poitevin is full of peaceful little corners, in the heart of nature for sleeping in a van or converted van. It is the ideal destination to go green and recharge your batteries for a few days in complete peace and quiet. In order to spend a peaceful night in this Regional Natural Park, we recommend three…

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…

The dazzling saga of the Panzani house: a small family business that became a multinational

This week, the Tourist Office brings you the fourth article in its series of portraits of local personalities who have left their mark on local and even national history. The character we are sketching today is called Giovanni Ubaldo Panzani, founder in Niort of a small family pasta business that has become a multinational! Giovanni Ubaldo Panzani, born…

Frank Ayroles and “The Ladies of the Breach”

Franck Ayroles, born in 1975, is a professional visual artist, originally from Saint-Nazaire and currently based in Niort. He first studied advertising and cinema, working as production designer on several medium-length films, including one with actor Philippe Lemaire. In 1998, he devoted himself to painting, a passion that has followed him since he was very young. …

The Jardin des Plantes at the heart of the future urban natural park of Niort

Let's take advantage of the mild weather of September to explore the winding paths of the Jardin des Plantes de Niort, taking a closer look at the history of this park bordered by the Coulée Verte and part of the project to create an urban natural park in the Sèvre Niortaise. Originally, this garden…

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…

The fairies of Enchanted Alley!

As the end-of-year holidays arrive, I invite you to (re)discover an unusual and magical event in the spirit of Christmas and… the Marais Poitevin. Let yourself be carried towards the Enchanted Alley! Forget real or synthetic trees. Here, for Christmas, we decorate a more majestic tree, the king of the Marais: I named the pollard ash of course!…

Scofa: a sacred cake!

Scofa. But what is hidden behind this mysterious name? Nothing could be simpler, these are the initials of all the ingredients present in this cake. Let me explain: S for Sugar, C for Caramel or Cream depending on the version, O for Egg, F for Flour, A for Almond. Scofa looks like a mille-feuille. The sheets are made from meringue dough on…

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…

Frontenay-Rohan-Rohan, the small town that has a lot to tell

The sun is out, do you feel the Marais Poitevin calling to you? Come and venture into the greenery, purity and history of the region. This week, I invite you to discover a small town with many secrets: Frontenay-Rohan-Rohan. Behind this curious name lies an exciting past. Kings, lords, soldiers and many others…

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…

Mogette is amazing!

We all know this famous white bean called “mogette” for some, or “ingot” for others. But, if today I am talking to you about this dried vegetable it is for a good reason: September is the month of its harvest. But in reality, do we really know this vegetable? Presentation… 01. Origin The importation of beans into France goes back…

The little restaurant at the Ornithological Park

If you are curious, you have noticed that the ornithological park “Les Oiseaux du Marais poitevin” in Saint-Hilaire-la-Palud is one of the must-sees in our region. With its 70 species of birds as well as abundant flora spread over 8 hectares, our eyes have something to marvel at. But, today, if I come to talk to you about this, it is because there…

The Marais Poitevin: a fishermen’s paradise

The Marais Poitevin and its 4 kilometers of canals offer an ideal setting for fishing. On foot or by boat, tranquility, generous vegetation and fish are always there. To discuss the subject, I went to meet the manager of the fishing shop “Au Bon Pêcheur” located in the village of Magné. Daniel Roy, the trader, talks about…

Romantic break in Niort

As Valentine's Day approaches, we often look for something original to please our partner. Last week, I offered you an idea for a stay in the heart of Green Venice, a dinner in a restaurant or even a romantic stroll... This time, I will show you some places in the city of Niort.…

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!…

La Grimolle poitevine, we're licking our lips!

When I was asked to write an article for the blog, the idea immediately came to me to make a recipe. As an amateur pastry chef, it was an opportunity to demonstrate my know-how to my colleagues. However, there was still one thing to find: what to do? We are in the middle of apple season, I already had my main ingredient. After reflexion,…

La Tête de Mule, new beer from the Marais Poitevin

The Brasserie du Marais Poitevin comes back to life! After its closure at the end of 2013, no more Marais Poitevin beer was produced. That was without counting on Sébastien Courtin, 38 years old and originally from Saint-Pompain and passionate about beer for more than 10 years. After obtaining a University Diploma in Brewery Operator at the University of La Rochelle, Sébastien has just reopened the brewery with his…

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…

Angelique, marquise of plants

Taking advantage of a few days of vacation in the heart of green Venice, Mr Loyal your servant decides to discover the surroundings. For my trip, I bought an IGN map at the tourist office to guide me through this labyrinth of greenery. And also a topo-guide, a very beautiful work full of information on history, traditions,…

In the footsteps of the dragon of Niort

Originally from Cholet, I arrived in Niort at the end of September for a long-term internship at the tourist office. Little by little, I discovered the city, its particularities and of course its bronze dragons. Why are there dragons in Niort? I had never really asked myself the question. Until I was asked to write an article for…

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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