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Discover the Sèvre Niortaise river

Discover the Sèvre Niortaise estuary, from the Marais Poitevin to the sea.

The Sèvre Niortaise passes Marans, a former commercial port with docks and crosses the Marais Poitevin, also called the 'Green Venice', with its maze of green channels.

The Sèvre Niortaise, a coastal river that is worth trying

The Sèvre Niortaise rises in Deux-Sèvres and empties into the Atlantic Ocean, opposite the island of Ré. The Bay of Aiguillon, which is crossed by this beautiful river, offers varied landscapes, which change colour throughout the day.

The Sèvre Niortaise, 155 km long, runs through the whole of the Marais Poitevin. Over the centuries, many improvements were made to convert this stream into a commercial route.

The Marans maritime canal to the sea is a derivation which was excavated in the late nineteenth century to serve the port of Marans and connect it to the canal that runs from Marans in La Rochelle.

Visit the Sèvre river, a paradise for birds

The Sèvre Niortaise estuary is now a haven of peace and tranquillity for birds and also for tourists. A favourite spot for fishermen, the Sèvre Niortaise river is known for its wildlife. Only a few boats sail through it peacefully.

During fabulous walks, you can admire the green, blue and yellow colours of the very restful scenery and relax by visiting the charming villages that border the river.

The Sèvre Niortaise gave its name to the Deux-Sèvres department with Sèvre Nantaise.

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