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Discovering The Marais Poitevin, France’s ‘Green Venice’

With 450km of waterways, the Marais Poitevin is a labyrinth of canals and a unique feature of the French landscape. Nicknamed ‘Green Venice’, the giant swampland is a natural paradise for birds, wildlife and fish, and attracts ornithologists, fishermen and restaurateurs seeking ingredients. In springtime, dozens of farmers put their cows out to pasture in the marshland, to spend several months grazing in this exceptional landscape.