Photographer's Note

July 17, 2004
Magné 790162 79460
Deux-Sèvres Poitou-Charentes
46.317 -0.550 7 m

Typical architecture in Poitevin Marsh, the Marais poitevin.

Sober houses, a stage, typical walls of stone in Poitou, symmetrical openings. Blue or green colors generally and flowered.

The Marais Poitevin (Poitevin Marsh), also known as Venise Verte (Green Venice) is a marsh region in Western France, a remnant of the former Gulf of Poitou. With a surface area of 970 km², it is the largest marsh on the Atlantic coast and the second largest of the whole country. It is situated north of La Rochelle and south of the Vendée region.

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