Road Trip Postcard: Marais Poitevin
This is an original post from my design blog, Design Gourmande. I'm excited to announce that we're expanding! I'm pleased to introduce Travel Gourmande in order to focus more on travel subjects aiming to become more interactive with readers in the future. What could be better than to start off with Road Trips!
Reminiscing road trips, I would like to share our short summer day trip to Marais-Poitevin.
It is a large marshland in the Western France in the Pays de la Loire and Poitou-Charente regions.
Situated in the West of Niort, North of La Rochelle and South of Fontenay-Le-Comte.
How to get there? Click here
|Town of Coulon on the Green Venice|
It was declared a Regional National Park until 1996 when the area grew heavy in agriculture.
Nevertheless, this unique site attracts a lot of tourists for the weekend especially during the summer.
The artists are drawn to this place. Everywhere you look, there is a source of inspiration.
The still green waters of cris-crossing canals, dykes and rivers
drew the nickname ''La Venise Verte" or The Green Venice.
|Popular for the trees- Saule Pleureur, you'll see a lot of this tree on the meadows and lots of cows too.|
|Picturesque Canals for touristic row boating or punting|
Families stop for a lazy picnic lunch.
|Haven't cycled in 8 years until this trip.|
|After 25 km, I gave up. Reward: great experience and all unused muscles were aching all over|