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Embarcadere Cardinaud - Marais poitevin

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Address: Avenue de la Repentie, 79460, France
Phone Number: +33 5 49 35 90 47
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In the heart of the area known as the "Marais Poitevin", an...

In the heart of the area known as the "Marais Poitevin", an invitation to discover a land of water and verdant charm.One way on a boat with guide. In the early hours of the morning when nature wakes up, or at dusk when the marsh falls asleep.With family or friends, drift away in a boat and gently punt your way around the maze of verdant waterways. For the sporties and the more adventurous, discover the marsh by boat.

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We travelled a long way for this - And it was worth it!

After a 3 hour car ride (we did not know it was going to be that far) the experience of getting into a row boat and charting a course through the canals was great. They are a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 September 2016
David W

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

After a 3 hour car ride (we did not know it was going to be that far) the experience of getting into a row boat and charting a course through the canals was great. They are a pretty as the pictures and although the canals were crowded at times it was a relaxing and enjoyable. The facilities are not great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We opted for a boat trip with guide. Quentin, the young guide who was very helpful and professional gave us a delightful explanation on the type trees, animals that existed in and all about the Marais Poitevin. Our boat trip lasted an hour and half but it was sheer pleasure and the views were stunning. Highly recommend the boat trip... More 

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Ra'anana, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

Visiting France with 3 kids, we are looking to experience different aspects of the country. After some days in the non stop city of Paris, a great tour by the rivers of Marais Poitevin was amazing! We got a great guide (French only) who told us the history of the region. It is a calm and relaxed 1.5h on a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015 via mobile

Delivered all it promised from excellent lunch in the on site resturant, to a traditional exploration of the waterways with a knowledgeable guide

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2015

I cannot add much except that we were 9 in a boat for 10, plus Julien our stupendous guide, for a 2 hour tour. He spoke in clear, relatively slow French and took a breath from time to time so we could ask questions. He knows the canals like the back of his hand since he grew up in this... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

An hour and a half in a flat-bottomed boat, drifting around the leafy bends of the wet marsh on a sunny day. It couldn't have been better. Around £10 per person for the guided tour. There's a friendly cafe and gift shop on site with free parking AND it's right next to the Brasserie de la Repentie which is an... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

My wife and I opted for the "La Tradition" option, benefitting not only from having the boat to ourselves but also being taken around the quieter waterways. The guide was brilliant, and the scenery and atmosphere wonderful. With every penny.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2013

If you're going to Niort, make sure to pass through the Marais Poitevin Canal where you will enjoy nature as calmly as you may think. With a surface area of 970 square kilometres (370 sq mi), it is the largest marsh on the Atlantic coast and the second largest of the whole country (after the Camargue). Extending across three departments... More 

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Millers Dale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2013

Yes, we did get lost fortunately we'd booked for more than one hour. It kept two teenagers occupied, getting the hang of the boat. It was a brilliant way to spend a very sunny day and it was amazing to think that the monks had dug out all the waterways. Well worth the money. Depending where you go from there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013 via mobile

Loved it! Chaotic at first! Bumping off the banks, into the stinging nettles, but then we got the knack and we were off Hawaii five o style! We saw a water vole and lots of beautiful cows everywhere, a real treat on a glorious summer day, try it worth €15 of anyone's money.

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