The main activity in the Marais Poitevin is to lose itself in the 4000 km of canals on board a 'flat', the traditional boat with flat bottom, pushed with the aid of a 'pigouille'.
Numerous piers nearby will allow you to experience the adventure alone or accompanied by a guide boatman.
The Abbeys of Aliénor (Nieul sur l'Autise), of the Marais (Maillezais) tell you 1000 years of history in South Vendée.
Also enjoy their exceptional night shows and relive history in the largest site of the Marais Poitevin. These unique sites are located near the Gauvinière.
Bike alone or in duo the numerous and beautiful trails of the Marais Poitevin.
You can also choose a guided tour with a "degustation" at the local producers (Thursday afternoon and Friday morning).
Take a horse-drawn carriage through the village of Maillezais and the landscapes of the South of the Vendée.
In a horse-drawn carriage, you will discover the heritage and go on an adventure along the country roads in the heart of the Marais Poitevin.
Le Marais Poitevin is an ideal location for fishing. On foot or by boat, the fish are always at the rendezvous. There is a wide variety of fish : roach, bream, carp, tench, carp, pike, pike perch, black-bass, catfish. The marsh is also invaded by American crayfish.
Taste the exquisite dishes of the restaurants of the Marais Poitevin in the neighborhood of La Gauvinière.
The gourmands will be conquered by the Vendée gastronomy and the specialties of the Marais Poitevin: Farci of Poitou, ham vendéen, mojettes of the marsh, angelic, paté of coon, troussepinette.... etc
Puy Du Fou
1 hour away from La Gauvinière, there is Le Puy du Fou.
Voted the best amusement park of the world, Le Puy du Fou offers a multitude of grandiose shows and adventures to travel in time.
A charming town perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking a thousand-year-old forest, the town of Mervent offers a unique blend of varied landscapes that you can discover by practicing one of the many sporting, cultural and leisure activities.