WELCOME TO THE HOUSE OF THE MARAIS POITEVIN

The house is located on the banks of the river Sèvre Niortaise, in the heart of the village of Coulon

It is located in an historical house : the house of the « Coutume ». The « Coutume » (a local tax) was paid by boatmen working on the Sèvre Niortaise. 

From April to November, the museum is open and explains the creation by men of this very particular territory:  the life traditions, the local animals, the nowadays challenges to preserve the environment...

All year long we offer, to touristical and scolar groups, activities to discover the Marais Poitevin by foot, cycling, in site, in class, in the museum... 

You will find on this website all the needed information to prepare your stay in the Marais Poitevin. 

 



|  DIFFERENT EXHIBITIONS ROOMS TO VISIT

- The « Maraiscope » : A big screen movie with ligths and sounds effects. In 15 min the main stages of the construction of the Marais Poitevin are recreated. 

- The boat exhibition room : it reproduces the atmosphere of a boat charpenter's shad and the construction of flat floor boats, indispensable tool in the Marais Poitevin. 

- The inside of a marshland house of the end of the XIX th century shows the day to day life of the Marais Poitevin inhabitants. 

- The eel exhibition room : emblematic fish of the Marais Poitevin. Its migration and the different local fishing technics won't have any more secrets for you. 


|  THE NIORT MARAIS POITEVIN TOURIST OFFICE

The Niort-Marais poitevin Tourist Office will tell you all about the things to see, to do in the Marais Poitevin as well as accomodation and restaurants. 

There is a network of tourists offices in the Marais Poitevin
In Coulon, the TO is in the greeting area of the House of the Marais Poitevin.                                                                                                                              
To go on the website of the Niort-Marais poitevin clic here.


PRACTICAL INFOS

Prices: 
Adult 7€,
Children (6 to 16 years old): 3,50€,
Reduced prices (students, disabled, unemployed): 5€,
Family package (2 adults + 2 children or more): 19€. 

Opening hours : 
1 April - 1  July : everyday 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 6pm.
2 July - 2 September : everyday  10am - 1pm and 2pm - 7pm. 
3 September - 4 November : everyday 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 6pm.