Municipality of Magné

A major gateway to the Marais Poitevin, the island of Magnesurrounded by two arms of the Sèvre niortaiseprovides a natural transition between the plain of Niort and the Green Venice. The typical market garden architecture of the historic centre and its many small hamlets includes shady flower-lined alleyways, towpaths on either side of the river, the church of Sainte Catherine and its 19th-century drawbridge.

ille de culture and sportsMagné is renowned for its dynamism and its commitment alongside some forty local associations, whatever their field These include painting, drawing, sculpture, music, dance, theatre and poetry, as well as a wide range of sports (including running with the Corrida internationale de Magné and 7 km "Aux filles de l'eau" walk)


Situated in the heart of the Marais Poitevin Regional Nature Park (Grand Site de France label), Coulon benefits from an exceptional natural environment. strategic position between the city of Niort and theocean and grew rapidly during the 12th and 13th centuries, thanks to the duties levied on goods transiting the Sèvre Niortaise. The town expanded with thedraining the marshesinitiated by the monks in the 13th century, until the 19th century.

The reclamation of new land encouraged the construction of market gardening houses along the river and the transformation of canals into lanes.

The history of the town and the marsh is presented in the Maison du Marais poitevin. A former medieval dwelling dating from the 15th century, this museum presents the history of the marsh and the evolution of its landscapes through reconstructions, exhibitions and the Maraiscope, a 15 m² model showing the stages in the creation of the Marais Poitevin.

During your walk, enter theSainte-Trinité churchThis Romanesque building dates back to the 11th century but was remodelled in the 19th century. Not to be missed in the Marais : cruise the canals on board a boat and admire some exceptional flora and fauna.

The Marais Poitevin

Regional Nature Park since 2014, the Poitevin Marshwith its wet and dry marshes, as well as the Aiguillon Bay form the 2th wetland in France. Covering an area of almost 100,000 hectares, this unique ecosystem, a fragile balance between water and land, bathed by the Sèvre niortaisecovers three departments Deux-Sèvres, Charente-Maritime and Vendée.

La light is particularly beautiful: soft and subdued by the foliage, dazzlingly white in the clearings or on the river, dark in the canals. 

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