France: Marais Poitevin and coast Charente-Maritime by Kayak
France: Marais Poitevin and Charente-Maritime by Kayak
It all begins with an old town: Niort. Followed by the Marais Poitevin, the marshes that the French call their Green Venice: idyllic, lush and relaxed. A tidal river sucks us towards the coast: the Sèvre. The mood changes completely as we start sea kayaking along the coast, commanded by the rythm of the tides. Far horizons, mud flats, waves, seagoing vessels and even a storm. An island is served as dessert: the whitewashed houses, hollyhocks and sheltered bays of Aix.