Here, more than anywhere else, you are on the territory of fresh air, wide open spaces, calm time. La nature is omnipresent, it offers itself to you like an open book and reflects back to your own deep condition. You will deliberately come and get her by entering in the heart of Green VeniceOn a boat in a labyrinth of canals. She will pick you up in the city, at the bend of a street, a square, reminding you of your links with earth, water and oxygen. You will perceive it in your exchanges with the population, in the folds of a ancestral culture.

Welcome to a preserved environment

A exceptional destination where nature reigns supreme. In this territory with multiple habitats, you can escape and toute quietude and discover a astonishing biodiversity.

Le Poitevin marsh is a unique place where water is omnipresent, with canals, laughs and conches, green expanses where the wildlife and flore abound.

City Niort is a urban city by nature, but who knew preserve a unique ecosystem of its kind. Parks, gardens, islands of freshness make Niort a reservoir of biodiversity in urban areas. There we find a small environmental gem: le Galuchet Marshes. It is a natural area of ​​47 hectares located on the left bank of one of the meanders of the Sèvre and which has been classified as the largest natural area in an urban environment due to the preservation of its biodiversity with the presence in particular of herons but also of the otter. Indeed, the otter, emblem of Poitevin marsh is present in the city's waters, which demonstrates that the water is of good quality. City Niort aims to restore this wetland and ensure better management of this space.

Le Regional Natural Park of Poitevin marsh is also a place of preservation of the European otter since the 1980 years.

A fishing territory

Fishing Poitevin marsh is an activity that brings joy to nature lovers and tranquility. This territory is indeed full of canals, rivers, conches and other bodies of water, which constitute a real playground for fishermen because of his river full of fish.

Le Poitevin marsh offers a wide variety of fish, such as carp, roach, pike, zander, black bass, perch, bream or even the eel who stays the emblem of market garden fishing. Calm, shallow waters are particularly conducive to coarse fishing, while the predator fishermen will be able to indulge in their passion in complete peace of mind on the great lakes and larger rivers.


The numbers fishing route present in the Poitevin marsh allow you to discover natural scenery of great beauty, and to enjoy a moment of relaxation in the heart of nature. That you are beginner or confirmed, fishing in the Poitevin marsh has some nice surprises in store for you.

If you are not equipped, don't panic! Many fishing stores are located near the main fishing spots. You will be able to purchase all the equipment necessary to pass an unforgettable day at the water's edge.

Did you know?

Before going fishing, it is important to learn about fishing rules and regulations in force in the region you plan to explore. You can get this information auprès des autorités locales de la pêche ou en consultant le site internet Make sure you get the permits and licenses necessary for the practice fishing, as well as respect quotas and minimum catch sizes.

Emotion Marais Poitevin

The Sèvre Niortaise

The water quality of the Sèvre Niortaise is relatively good, making it a river full of fish.

Meet in animal land

Animal parks

Le Poitevin marsh, in addition to its natural wealth, full of animal parks which will allow you to discover local wildlife in a secure environment and arranged for animals.

The majority of animal parks in the region work to protect and the preservation of animal species many of whom are endemic to Poitevin marsh the passionate animators and the scenography set up inside these parks will allow you to be made aware of the issues and problems of certain species.

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