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Embarcadere Cardinaud - Marais poitevin

Address: Avenue de la Repentie, 79460, France
Phone Number: +33 5 49 35 90 47
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: In the heart of the area known as the "Marais Poitevin", an invitation to discover a land of water...
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Owner description: In the heart of the area known as the "Marais Poitevin", an invitation to discover a land of water and verdant charm.One way on a boat with guide. In the early hours of the morning when nature wakes up, or at dusk when the marsh falls asleep.With family or friends, drift away in a boat and gently punt your way around the maze of verdant waterways. For the sporties and the more adventurous, discover the marsh by boat.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

An hour and a half in a flat-bottomed boat, drifting around the leafy bends of the wet marsh on a sunny day. It couldn't have been better. Around £10 per person for the guided tour. There's a friendly cafe and gift shop on site with free parking AND it's right next to the Brasserie de la Repentie which is an... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

My wife and I opted for the "La Tradition" option, benefitting not only from having the boat to ourselves but also being taken around the quieter waterways. The guide was brilliant, and the scenery and atmosphere wonderful. With every penny.

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Beirut, Lebanon
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

If you're going to Niort, make sure to pass through the Marais Poitevin Canal where you will enjoy nature as calmly as you may think. With a surface area of 970 square kilometres (370 sq mi), it is the largest marsh on the Atlantic coast and the second largest of the whole country (after the Camargue). Extending across three departments... More 

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Millers Dale, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
21 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Yes, we did get lost fortunately we'd booked for more than one hour. It kept two teenagers occupied, getting the hang of the boat. It was a brilliant way to spend a very sunny day and it was amazing to think that the monks had dug out all the waterways. Well worth the money. Depending where you go from there... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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30 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

Loved it! Chaotic at first! Bumping off the banks, into the stinging nettles, but then we got the knack and we were off Hawaii five o style! We saw a water vole and lots of beautiful cows everywhere, a real treat on a glorious summer day, try it worth €15 of anyone's money.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2008

I went to the Marais 3 years ago with my daughter on a school trip (we live here, about 40mins away). Didn't really know what to expect but just knew that we were all going in boats. The Marais is a system of crossed waterway in the marshes. We were 1 adult and 6 children to a boat and had... More 

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