Embarcadère Cardinaud

Poitou Charentes
Trips and Tours

An ideal way to see the beautiful green marshes & waterways of the Marais-Poitevin, or Green Venice, is to take a 1 or 2-hour guided tour in a punt or the new 'Grande Promenade' electric punt (an hour and a half tour). River station has parking, shops and picnic areas.

Places to visit nearby

Niort in Poitou-Charentes is an important modern finance centre with a rich historical past as a trading port and the second largest donjon (keep) in France.

La Rochelle in Poitou-Charentes is a city by the sea known for its history in trade and fishing and is joined to the charming Île de Ré by a road bridge.

Saintes in Poitou-Charentes is the second largest city in Charente-Maritime and has an historical heritage dating back to Gallo-Roman times with some excellent ruins of Roman baths and an amphitheatre.

Nearby attractions

The second largest keep in France, the Donjon de Niort is an important medieval monument. With its walls 3.5m thick and twin towers that rise 28m high, the keep is an imposing sight in the heart of the city.

Housed in a former girl's school, the multi-disciplinary Musée Bernard d'Agesci has 3 very different collections - a fine arts collection, a natural history collection and a collection dedicated to the study of the school...

This impressive château has some interesting architectural features and some rare collections of weapons, keys, paintings and woodwork from the Château de Chambord. The residence is fully furnished with 17th & 18th century...