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Gliding Along The Marais Du Poitevin

Posted by admin on January 18, 2017

Visit Green Venice In Deux Sèvres

If you are planning a visit to Poitou-Charentes this year to look at property for sale in Deux Sèvres then do find time to spend a day exploring this very special part of France in the department of Deux Sèvres. It is known as Green Venice, no palaces or gondolas but flat bottomed boats and miles of canals to explore set amongst the green countryside. Once this area was ocean but it was drained in the Middle Ages to create the wet and dry marshland that it is today. You can explore by boat, walking or on a bike but for me the boat wins every time. If you choose this form of transport you have another choice to make, you can be boated by a local boatman who will tell you plenty of stories about the marshes or you can rent your own boat…known as a pigouille…. and collect a map before you set off to explore the network of canals on your own. Allow plenty of time for your adventure as you will find you will become lazier and lazier as you wend your way ducking under the branches of pollarded ash trees and poplars, quietly watching out for all the little creatures that hide in the banks and the rushes. You will certainly feel refreshed from your day and ready to carry on your search to look at property for sale in Poitou-Charentes.

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