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Maison du Marais Poitevin

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Address: Place de la Coutume, 79510 Coulon, France
Phone Number: +33 5 49 35 81 04
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10:00 - 13:00
14:00 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 13:00
14:00 - 18:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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**the museum is closed during the winter : see you the 25th March**

The...

**the museum is closed during the winter : see you the 25th March**

The museum provides an insight to the traditions of the Marais poitevin. Thanks to the maraiscope, a fun and educational live animation, visitors can experience the history of this exceptional area.

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We visited here with my family, which consisted of 3 teenagers. We visited the museum in 2 groups as we had our dog with us. All 3 children said how interesting it was. Both my... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 August 2015
Meltonc
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

We visited here with my family, which consisted of 3 teenagers. We visited the museum in 2 groups as we had our dog with us. All 3 children said how interesting it was. Both my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the visit too. My only little grumble would be that when we watched the video with our headphones on, mine... More 

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MaisonduMarais, Directeur général at Maison du Marais Poitevin, responded to this review

Dear Madam, I am sorry for this technical problem with your headphones. We have fixed this issue this morning. I thank you for your compliments and I hope you enjoyed your journey. Best regards More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

Went with friends. Well worth a visit.enjoyed by all ages. You are guided through a waterways and are able to take drinks etc with you. We were not sure what to expect but was more than pleased with the whole visit and managed to have lunch at one of the local restaurants which offered good value and a wide range... More 

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Tipperary, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2014

A lovely friendly centre with plenty of literature on offer, some for free & some for a fee. The staff member at the desk was friendly & offered assistance readily.

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Neath
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

Visited here with our children on a very hot uly day , the staff spoke perfect english and were knowledgeable & helpful.

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Thank Samantha L
MaisonduMarais, Directeur général at Maison du Marais Poitevin, responded to this review

Thank you very much! Welcoming foreign tourists is one of our top priorities and your compliment helps us. Kind Regards, The staff of the House of the Poitevin Marsh More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014 via mobile

We visited here last year after being to the area many times. The staff are very knowledgable and polite. Anything you want to know about the area they will know.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2013

We spent an idyllic afternoon in "La Venise Verte" last August and I returned again this summer to spend a few more pleasant hours. Marais Poitevin, and in particular, Coulon and Arcais are very pictureesque and can be thoroughly recommended.

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Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

We were greeted at the start of our visit by a fantastic guide who tried her very best to explain to us in English about the context of the region. We were fascinated by the boat building room and everything was presented in both French and English. The video was fascinating - so much so that our very restless 6... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2013

It was very interesting to visit this small museum on a rainy day, especially as it explains a lot of the landscapes and features you come across while travelling in the Marais Poitevin. Almost all explanations are also in English and the employees took a lot of trouble to see that we could follow everything.

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Poitiers, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2012

A good jump off point- the Marais Poitevin itself is stunning, take a barge, a walk and enjoy the local food!

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