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Your boat rental in the Marais Poitevin

Come sail in the heart of “Green Venice”, departing from the charming and authentic village of Arçais. The Bardet-Huttiers pier and its guides welcome you from April to October for boat rental in the Marais Poitevin. Since 1976, we have been telling the secrets of this wild nature and taking care to preserve this fragile and unique ecosystem.

Boat and canoe rental in Arçais

Arçais and Bardet-Huttiers are located 30 minutes from Niort and 15 minutes from Coulon. It is one of the most beautiful places in the Marais Poitevin. Labeled “Petites Cités de Caractère” (Small Cities of Character), it brings together all the riches of the “Marais mouillé” (wet swamp). Book a boat or canoe trip in a remarkable environment

If we have chosen to continue the shipping of our grandparents, it is to make you discover a unique region. Considered the largest wetland in France after the Camargue, the Marais Poitevin remains an area of major ecological interest. This unique territory, shaped by generations of market gardeners, offers the incessant spectacle of the union of water and light. Originally from this country, "Which is unlike any other", we invite you to come and contemplate it, love it and protect it.

Guided boat trip in the Marais Poitevin

Enjoy a stroll in a guided and commented boat tour in the heart of “ Green Venice” and discover the wealth and secrets of the Marais Poitevin flora.

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Boat aperitif in Arçais

Holidays in complete relaxation time for an aperitif on the water. Enjoy a guided boat ride while tasting a aperitif brunch to be collected at the bar of the Huttiers before to board!

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Discovery offers Marais Poitevin for groups and professionals

You are a group, a travel agency or coach agency? Contact us to find out our adapted stay offers to professionals!

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Embarcadère (pier), tavern... and much more! From 1976

Séverine, Delphine and David welcome you to a natural and preserved setting in the village of Arçais to enjoy a boat, canoe or bike ride in the Marais Poitevin !

Local tasting in the Marais Poitevin

After the efforts, comfort! You can have a drink or enjoy a local ice cream or a waffle at the bar on our large terrace or in our spaces shady bucolic places. Be sure to take the tour from the shop to stock up on local flavors from Marais Poitevin and bring ethical gifts to your relatives !

  • Shaded spaces at the water’s edge for you quench your thirst and eat (brunches and oyster tasting on Sundays and public holidays)
  • A large private car park to park your car and space to accommodate buses
  • A reception structure of 120 m2 with private toilets and disabled access
  • A “New generation Marais” boutique Concept Store" with local products, gifts, ethical and responsible objects.
  • Private car park equipped with toilets. Accessibility for people with reduced mobility.
  • A "New generation Marais Concept Store" shop with local products, gifts, ethical and responsible objects.
Let yourself be guided along the water, let yourself be told the secrets of the Green Venice.
We take care of you!

Séverine & David