Welcome to Nadège & Grégory
Get back to nature in France’s ‘Green Venice’
Located close to Niort in the protected Marais Poitevin Regional Natural Park and recently awarded European Ecolabel status, La Venise Verte blends perfectly into its natural surroundings. Hire a canoe and take a fascinating trip on one of the park’s many canals – just some of the 300km of cycle paths, walking routes and waterways which criss-cross the park. Whether you come for a short break or a longer holiday, you’ll find plenty to see and do.
A campsite which blends perfectly into its landscape
Landing stage and canoe hire on site
Electric bike hire and plenty of cycle paths nearby
Heated outdoor pool
Free WiFi dedicated zone
Rental accommodation accessible to people with reduced mobility
Pets allowed on camping pitches(€)(conditions apply)
Pets allowed in rental accommodation(€)(conditions apply)
Restaurant and Snack bar
Fresh bread delivered daily
Motorhome service point
Explore the sights and monuments of Niort (market hall, keep, the Jardins de la Brèche, etc.) with Niorty the Dragon using Niort’s fun outdoor discovery guide smart phone app.
For something out of the ordinary, take a guided dawn or twilight boat trip from the campsite’s landing stage and taste some local specialities. A trip around the nearby town of Coulon on its tourist. train A hot air balloon ride over Coulon and the campsite. A visit to the St-Hilaire-la-Palud bird reserve.
The Maison du Marais Poitevin visitor centre in Coulon. A fun and educational guided tour of the Marais Poitevin through five exhibition rooms including a short film screening and games and puzzles for children (1.5 h).
Take a bike ride from the campsite to the charming Marais village of Arçais, then on to Coulon where you can visit the Ambassade du Cacao artisan chocolate factory and a little museum dedicated to angelica officinalis, a plant symbolic of the Marais Poitevin (1 hour) before returning to the campsite. Circuit length: 3 hours/25km.
Take a drive to the Royal Abbey of Aliénor in Nieul-sur-Autise. Its 1-hour guided tour of the abbey is designed specifically to help 5- to 8-year-olds understand the fascinating history of the Middle Ages. Return trip 3 hours/36km.
What better way to explore the Marais Poitevin than on two wheels? Located close to the protected Marais Poitevin Regional Natural Park, La Venise Verte offers a warm welcome to cyclists and non-cyclists alike. A series of cycle paths, ranging from 20 to 35km in length, radiate out from this eco-friendly campsite site, offering an ideal way of exploring the local area and spending a great afternoon with the family! A French “Accueil Vélo” campsite since 2016, La Venise Verte guarantees a cycle-friendly welcome.