Fontenay le Comte &
The Poitevin marshlands
Fontenay le Comte opens the doors of the stunning Poitevin marshlands.
From our charming hotel on the edges of the Poitevin marshlands, you can discover the many faces of the Vendéé region: forest, marshland, coast and bocage. This richly contrasted land will reveal itself to you in all of its wonderful colours. The green of the bocage and the forest, the blue of the sea or the beach and towers of La Rochelle at nightfall, the silver of the canals that traverse the Poitevin marshland as the sun's rays caress them...
La Vendéé, proud and lovely, opens up wide horizons to all who come to visit. These include the Atlantic coast at La Rochelle, La Tranche-sur-Mer, the Bay of Aiguillon Natural Reserve as well as inland regions such as the bocage, the Mervent-Vouvant National Forest or the Poitevin marshlands... You will be spoilt for choice ! There is magic everywhere, such as the legend of the fairy Mélusine who is said to have created the mountain town of Vouvant by bringing forth a castle keep and walls from her apron.
The history of the Vendée region is as radiant as its countryside. The wars the area has experienced have helped shape its adventurous, passionate character.
The unmissable sights in the region include : our beautiful town of Fontenay le Comte, Niort, la Rochelle, the Poitevin marshlands and their cycle tracks, St. Meter's Abbey at Maillezais, the Mervent-Vouvant forest and the Puy du Fou, and Futuroscope theme parks, among others.…