Photographer's Note

Coulon town is the capital of the Poitevin Marsh.
The old gulf of Poitou was slowly filled by alluvia and became an immense marsh.
Its cleansing by a canal system was started in the Medieval Age by the monks.
In the 17th century king Louis XIV made complete this work by Dutch engineers.
In the marsh, men and animals circulate only on flat boats on the water ways which intersect and tangle up.
I am located at the edge of the Sèvre Niortaise river which constitutes the backbone of the marsh.

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