You don't know yet where to go for your weekend or holiday? Do not leave here without reading our 10 reasons to come and experience Destination Niort - Marais Poitevin! On the programme: nature, heritage, gastronomy, hiking and festivities, all the ingredients are there to make it through an unforgettable moment on this territory full of treasures.
An unspoilt nature
The Destination Niort - Marais Poitevin offers a preserved nature of remarkable beauty, classified as a Grand Site de France. With its extensive Marais Poitevin Regional Nature Park, its winding canals and its exceptional biodiversity, you can enjoy a immersive experience in the middle of nature. This preserved ecosystem is home to a multitude of animal and plant species, offering a natural haven of peace to be discovered in all tranquillity.
An exceptional heritage
The territory is renowned for its exceptional heritage. Between the medieval heritage of Niort with its Dungeon, its Halles style and the charming authentic villages of the Marais Poitevin as Coulon or Arçais, you will discover a rich cultural and architectural heritage, a real immersion in the past, with unique architectural treasures around every corner.
A privileged geographical location
The Destination enjoys an enviable location, between Futuroscope, Puy du Fou, La Rochelle and its aquarium, Ile de Ré and Ile d'Oléron or the frigate l'Hermione in Rochefort. Niort, at the crossroads of the A10 and the A83, allows you to radiate towards the major sites visit neighbours!
A gourmet gastronomy
A culinary heritage and recognised local products between : the Echiré butter, the tourteau fromager, the farci poitevin, the Angélique, the Chabichou, the eels and snails... The local dishes and products, marked by simplicity, will delight the taste buds of gourmets!
A Destination for all
For holidays with family, friends or couples, the destination will meet your needs and desires. Between recreational activities and educational activities; walks of all kinds; boat trips and guided tours, there is something for everyone!
A wide range of walks
On foot, by bike, mountain bike, running, canoeing, kayaking or even on horseback, the territory is a real paradise for hiking enthusiasts! Between marked paths, cycle tracks and adapted canals, you will be able to discover the destination with complete peace of mind.
An accessible territory
Destination Niort - Marais Poitevin is easily accessible thanks to the Niort train station offering fast connections between small towns and large cities, to the bus network 100% free of charge to get around the city and its suburbs and to the La Rochelle and Poitiers airports less than an hour away.
A playground for outdoor activities
The Destination is a open air territory : between water rides by boat, canoe, kayak or paddle; the walks walking, cycling, mountain biking, running; the discovery of natural sites to observe the local fauna and flora... Adventure lovers will find their happiness in this nature paradise.
Activities all year round
It is a calendar of various animations which is proposed all year round on the territory! From cultural festivals at traditional markets, the art exhibitions and sporting events, there is always something to do and discover. Come and enjoy the dynamic and friendly atmosphere!
A dynamic team of travel consultants
Come and meet our travel advisors at our 3 tourist reception points! We will be sure to provide you with sound advice for a experience and a unique experience in Destination Niort - Marais Poitevin. So we're waiting for you!