A ride in the Marais Poitevin

You've probably already tried walking, cycling or even paddling to explore the Marais Poitevin. But have you ever done it on horseback? I've tested out a horse-riding tour of the Marais for you with Relais Equestre Equinoxe. If you listened to me, you'd already have the reins in your hand and a bomb on your...

A day of trail running in Niort

The Trail Niortais "Les Venelles de Niort" route "To get the day off to a good start, head to the magnificent Halles market in Niort for a coffee and then head slowly towards the magnificent new Port Boinot. There's no better way to discover the city than on foot, and this is a route not to be missed!

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

Because of its flat terrain, cycling in the Marais Poitevin is a pleasant experience. We have tested for you a route on the border between the Vendée and the 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 market gardens and full of...

From Niort to Coulon by bike

What better way to (re)discover the Marais Poitevin than by bike? I suggest you follow our itinerary for the day. The starting point is the newly renovated Port Boinot? You can relax and enjoy a drink at the Ilot Sauvage* before setting off. Head for the capital of wet marshes: Coulon. You'll fall in love with the small...

Digital walks for the whole family!

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

Autumn walk: The hidden paths of Sainte-Pezenne

The September sun always makes us want to go for a walk in the countryside! For the occasion, why not take you to discover the paths of Sainte-Pezenne? Its shady alleys are full of history and lend themselves to peaceful, bucolic walks between the forest and the banks of the Sèvre. Follow the guide! Divided into 3 distinct circuits ("History and...

Rise up with the stand-up paddle!

Today, I tested for you a very trendy sport: the stand-up paddle! In fact, it's a long board on which you have to stand upright and balance, which is not always easy! There are some for all levels, Niort Plage proposes a 1h initiation with an instructor for those who have never tried it before...

From Coulon to La Garette, a discovery trail on foot

Back to school. Good resolutions... but also the desire to extend the holidays a little longer by taking advantage of the beautiful days of September. So, how about a walk? Today I'd like to take you on a tour of two of the best-known villages in the Marais Poitevin: Coulon and La Garette...

Horseback riding in the Niort plain

On Tuesday morning, 6 January 2014, I was heading for Saint-Rémy, on the outskirts of Niort and on the edge of the Marais Poitevin, at the invitation of Laurence Robert, who runs the Relais Equestre Equinoxe. Laurence offered to help me discover the joys of horse riding. Great, I'd never been on a horse before!

Niort plage, the beach in the city all summer long

Niort plage. For several days now, signs have been popping up all over Niort with this inscription. So there's a beach in Niort? Yes, there is! Every summer for the past 9 years, a 600 m2 beach has been set up at Pré Leroy, to the delight of all those who stay in the city in the summer. Since 8 July...

The French people's favourite village, filming secrets in Arçais

Privileged moments that I want to share with you: 1 day and a half of filming for the preparation of the program "Le village préféré des français" presented by Stéphane Bern, which will be broadcasted at the end of June on France 2. Location of the shooting: the village of Arçais, labelled as a small town of character since January. Arçais will be...

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