The Poitevin Marshes

Have your cameras at the ready for this ‘Grand Site de France’ at the heart of the Atlantic coast.

The Velodyssey – The Poitevin Marshes - © CDT Vendée This 100,000 hectare site of exceptional biodiversity extends from the Bay of Aiguillon up to the area harnessed by man known as ‘Green Venice’. It is a veritable maze of canals where century-old trees and European otters share an ecosystem with no less than 250 species of bird, 38 species of fish, 60 species of dragonfly, 80 species of butterfly and 126 species of flora unique to this area - all benefitting from European protection.

St-Michel en l'Herm <> Pont du Brault

Pont du Brault <> La Rochelle