Preserved and managed by the Vendée, a mosaic of natural areas of the Marais Poitevin make up this 146ha nature reserve. It's home to over 1200 flora and fauna remarkable species


"NEW IN 2019: In the Maison de la Réserve, a new interactive space dedicated to the Marais des Huttes:
- Immerse yourself in the history of the marsh of the Huttes to understand the mosaic of landscape that is before you today
- In the projection room, contemplate the biodiversity of the site on a large screen
- Observe the naturalist collections, which bears witness to the richness of life in the reserve.

From the Maison de la Réserve, choose your discovery route:
- The Huttiers trail (1km) punctuated by reading tables to understand the history of the site and the Huttiers' way of life.
- The Naturaliste trail (3km) equipped with two observatories, to discover the biodiversity of the marsh: flowers, insects, fauna... Keep an eye out! Free binocular loan at the reception.

A family visit!
- "To the rescue of the otter", a fun and connected walk in the heart of the marsh: equipped with your own smartphone, follow the trail of a young otter through the maze of the marsh. Download the Baludik app for free on the App Store or Google Play.
- Scavenger hunt, for the ages 3 and older : as a family, collect clues and solve puzzles to find the mysterious animal.

The Maison de la Réserve welcomes you in 2019:
From May 4 to June 30: every day except Monday from 2pm to 6pm
From July 1st to August 31st: every day from 11am to 7pm.

Guided tours every day at 2:30 pm and 4:30 pm
From September 1st to October 20th: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 2pm to 6pm
From October 21 to November 3: every day from 2pm to 6pm

During school holidays: every Wednesday and Friday at 3pm, thematic nature outings are offered for those who are curious about nature... ask for the entertainment program!

Book your entertainment at or on

Children and adults are welcome by reservation.

Access is difficult for people with reduced mobility and strollers."

Nous mettons tout en place pour que votre visite se déroule au mieux et dans le respect des règles sanitaires actuelles :

- Balade sur le sentier des huttiers et le sentier des naturalistes
- Accès aux 2 observatoires du site
- Jeu de piste en famille " Semeurs de Biodiversité, à vous de jouer !"
- Parcours Baludik "A la rescousse de la loutre"

- Visite de la Maison de la Réserve
- Visite guidée, animations en famille et soirée contée
- Prêt de jumelles

  • Groups accepted
  • Types : observatory


  • French


Availabilities and booking


  • Information board languages : French, English

Visits languages

  • French


  • Length of visit : 3h (on average)


  • Length of visit : 2h (on average)

Comfort / services

  • Picnic area
  • Electrical outlet
  • Toilets
  • Wifi access

Prices / opening times



Open all year round

From 25 April 2022 to 30 June 2022
Mercredi 14h00 to 18h00
Jeudi 14h00 to 18h00
Vendredi 14h00 to 18h00
Samedi 14h00 to 18h00
Dimanche 14h00 to 18h00
From 01 July 2022 to 31 August 2022
Lundi 11h00 to 19h00
Mardi 11h00 to 19h00
Mercredi 11h00 to 19h00
Jeudi 11h00 to 19h00
Vendredi 11h00 to 19h00
Samedi 11h00 to 19h00
Dimanche 11h00 to 19h00
From 01 September 2022 to 23 October 2022
Mercredi 14h00 to 18h00
Samedi 14h00 to 18h00
Dimanche 14h00 to 18h00
From 24 October 2022 to 06 November 2022
Lundi 14h00 to 18h00
Mardi 14h00 to 18h00
Mercredi 14h00 to 18h00
Jeudi 14h00 to 18h00
Vendredi 14h00 to 18h00
Samedi 14h00 to 18h00
Dimanche 14h00 to 18h00