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Experience the Marais Poitevin

For one day, unplug, disconnect and enjoy a preserved nature.
By staying at the Blue Lagon campground, you will have the chance to be located in a crossroads of countless activities.

Take the road in the direction of calm and serenity: the park of the Marais Poitevin.
Come and breathe clean and healthy air. Take time to wander through the unspoiled greenery.
The best way to experience these unique landscapes is on foot or by bicycle.
This experience is the perfect combination of discovery and nature. Let yourself be guided by the fauna and flora of this protected area.
You will have understood, this day will be placed under the sign of relaxation and calm.

The purpose of our vacation experience guide is to help you prepare for your stay at the Blue Lagoon. If you choose this getaway, here are some tips:

  • On the eve of this experience, don’t stay up too late. You will have to be in good shape to walk a good part of the day, but also to be able to enjoy it fully.
  • Don’t forget your picnic. The Marais Poitevin is full of pleasant places to settle.
  • We advise you to start your day early enough to discover as much as possible. Especially since our first step takes us on the steps of the monks, about 50 minutes from the Blue Lagon campground.
Maillezais and its abbey near the campsite

Maillezais and its Abbey

This will be the gateway to our day.
Little by little, the further you go, the more what was only a black spot in the background becomes a dominant monument.
This architectural jewel has crossed centuries of history.

The Abbey of Maillezais is open to the public. Inside, you will be overwhelmed by its history and breathtaking architecture.

In summer, shows are organized during the day. In the evening, you can attend a projection on the ruins of the building.

Direction the capital of the Marais Poitevin

After your visit to the Abbey of Maillezais, you will have to take your car back to Coulon.
It is “the place to be” for nature lovers. While strolling in its alleys, you will be completely disoriented.
Following the Green Venice, you will stroll along the charming flowered quays.

Little more: In the alleys of Coulon, look for the store “Saveurs Régionales”. You will find delicious local products. The ideal place to find delicious local products.
The rumbling sounds in your belly remind you that it’s time to eat.
On the banks of the river, it’s a perfect place to rest and have lunch while contemplating a magnificent view!
What could be more soothing than listening and watching the water go its way?
In Coulon, you can also visit the “Maison du Marais Poitevin”. This site allows you to know everything about the history of the Marshes.
At the end of the visit, the green lung of the Vendée will have no more secrets for you!

the fauna and flora of the Marais Poitevin near the family campsite
camping near the Marais Poitevin

No visit to the Marais Poitevin, without the famous boat trip!

At La Garette, you will have the choice between a boat trip alone or with a guide.
We strongly recommend that you choose option #2.
The guide will be able to tell you the history of these marshes, but also give you some interesting anecdotes.
During this stroll to the rhythm of the water, let yourself go. You will discover beautiful country landscapes. But also charming houses built along the canals.
If the weather allows it, we advise you to put your feet on the ground and go to the village of Arçais.

When visiting the Marais Poitevin, don’t hesitate to get on your bike and follow the trails. They will take you to incredible places that are worth seeing!

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