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Embarcadere de l'Abbaye

Le Vieux Port | 85420 Maillezais, 85420 Maillezais, France
+33 2 51 87 21 87
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Peaceful activity for an overcast day out

We stumbled across this when walking round the abbey without having to pay. We decided on an hour... read more

Reviewed July 5, 2017
Alison I
via mobile
Very nice trip from here. Mobility issues for one guest were not an issue

We travelled here as a family group with older members (with mobility issues). The boats were... read more

Reviewed July 2, 2017
JHtrip
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From Maillezais Vieux Port, the Embarcadere de l'Abbaye offer you a boat tour to discover the Poitevin March, with a guide or on your own boat, canoe or bike. Let the Green Venice cast its spell on you with its green landscapes and waterways, its history, wildlife, flora and traditions... From a traditional boat tour, a boat tour and a walk on the dykes or an early/late boat tour to an outing with a specialist or a picnic amidst the Venise Verte, so called Green Venice, the marsh offers you endless possibilities.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“guided tour” (3 reviews)
“great fun” (2 reviews)
“cochon” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Le Vieux Port | 85420 Maillezais, 85420 Maillezais, France
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Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

We stumbled across this when walking round the abbey without having to pay. We decided on an hour long guided tour as otherwise we would have fallen out about where to go and who was paddling. This was a good decision as our guide took...More

Thank Alison I
Didier M, Responsable relations clients at Embarcadere de l'Abbaye, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2017

Thank you very much for your visit here and your nice review! We are glad that you enjoyed your guided tour, and we hope to see you again.

Reviewed July 2, 2017

We travelled here as a family group with older members (with mobility issues). The boats were surprisingly stable when supporting an older member of the group walking onto the boat (there was also a safe place to stow their wheelchair for the duration of the...More

Thank JHtrip
Didier M, Responsable relations clients at Embarcadere de l'Abbaye, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2017

Thank you very much for your nice review. We always assist our guests to get on board even if we can't put the wheelchair on the boat, for that reason, it's a safe place for people with mobility issues.

Reviewed October 30, 2016

Slightly different experience to Coulon. The water is more muddy with lots of algae in places. But on the plus side it does seem more tranquil and even more picturesque than Coulon. We booked for an hour and took almost an extra 30 minutes to...More

Thank Richard T
Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

Myself and my partner by chance stumbled upon this place. The staff are helpful and charming. We hired a boat for one hour but will definitely return for more. Beautiful way to see the abbey and nature whilst floating along the canals. One hour just...More

Thank harryfozz
Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

We took our 9year old grandson on the boats here instead of coulon. It was so peaceful not as busy so time to take in lovely countryside. Everyone so helpful will certainly visit again with visitors.

Thank Linda B
Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

A very tranquil afternoon spent on the water. We saw otters, swans, dragonflies and skaters. Beautiful. I would also recommend the guided tour. Although the guides English was as limited as our French, we understood the interesting facts of the local area.

1  Thank BethyBettyBoop
Reviewed April 16, 2015

we strongly recommend taking a barque along the canals to really appreciate the Marais Poitevin. There is a fantastic view of the Abbey de Maillezais from the little boat. Whether you choose a guide or no guide, you will spend some very memorable moments there.

1  Thank linbar0559
Didier M, Responsable relations clients at Embarcadere de l'Abbaye, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2015
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Merci beaucoup de votre visite et de votre commentaire. A bientôt. Damien

Reviewed November 1, 2014

You can rent a boat or let yourself be guided through the canals. That way you gets lots of information about the canals and the area. Great to combine with the Abbey.More

1  Thank trails60
Didier M, Responsable réception at Embarcadere de l'Abbaye, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2014
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Merci de votre visite. Effectivement , sur le site vous pouvez également combiner la promenade en barque et la visite...More

Reviewed August 17, 2014

Excellent facilities and service at the Embarcadere de l'Abbaye - lovely setting, easy to park, staff all very helpful and friendly. Rented a rowing boat and spent a lovely hour on the canals - easy to navigate and well sign-posted. Boats thankfully very robust to...More

Thank Tina E
Didier M, Responsable réception at Embarcadere de l'Abbaye, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2014

Thank you and I am looking forward to see you again.

Reviewed August 26, 2013

I visited the attraction with my wife and 9yr old son in August this year, we were staying around an hours drive or so away and intended to spend a morning here and then the afternoon at a nearby Chateau (Terre Neuve). On arrival the...More

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