Photographer's Note

May 19, 2008
Magné 790162 79460
Deux-Sèvres Poitou-Charentes
46.315 0.544 10 m

Peaceful Poitevin Marsh, "Marais Poitevin". Boat on the Sèvre Niortaise river.

One boat
Other boat

The sea occupied there is 8000 years all the golf of Pictons.
The 96000 hectares of the Poitevin Marsh, were built by the marine currents and the alluvia brought by the rivers and rivers. Since the Neolithic era, the resources were exploited there. Salt, fishing, the breeding were developed there until the time Gallo Romaine. With the Middle Ages began great work of draining and installation under the impulse of the abbeys, like the abbaye bénédictine of Maillezais. They continued in particular under Henri IV and the second empire. It was necessary and it is still necessary, to contain the effects of the sea and evacuate surface waters of a marsh often to the lower part of the open seas.
On the whole thousands of kilometers of channels of all sizes, drains, ditches, conches, were dug.

Magné is a french commune, located in the department of Deux-Sèvres of the Poitou-Charentes area, populated of 2852 Magnésiens, distributed on 15 km ², that is to say 193 hab. /km ².

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