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La Venise Verte

The Green Venice, located between Maillé and Niort, is without a doubt the most stunning natural environment.

Country of water paths and green silence, these Wet Marshes offer an original and unique landscape. The countless ditches and canals lined with ash trees, sometimes doubled with a row of poplars, form here a tightly stitched water grove.

In this true water labyrinth, the maraîchin, using his boat, fishes eel, leads his cattle in the meadow and carries hay, wood and 'mogettes' (white beans).
Today these light flat bottom boats are still leaded by perch or by shovel. They remain the only way to discover this exceptional privileged nature...