Marais Poitevin

Local nameMarais Poitevin
LocationLe Mazeau, France

The Marais Poitevin or Poitevin Marsh is a large area of marshland in western France. The name means "Poitou's Marsh" or the "Marsh of the Poitou region".

It is a remnant of the former Gulf of Poitou. The western zone near the sea

is called the "dry marsh" and is used for farming and breeding. The eastern zone, called the "wet marsh", is a maze of islets crisscrossed by picturesque canals now used for tourist boating. It is nicknamed The Green Venice.

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Address 85420, France

Coordinates 46°20'1.763" N -0°39'58" E

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