Here, in the Maison du Maître de Digues, lived a key figure in the Marais Poitevin: LE MAÎTRE DE DIGUES. Elected by the owners of the Petit Poitou marshland syndicate, he had heavy responsibilities: ensuring that the dykes, canals and locks were properly maintained and operated; and also enforcing compliance with the regulations by the marsh's inhabitants!
Do you feel up to the task? We're offering you a fast-track Dyke Master training course to test your skills.
This tour is only available to visitors to the Maison du Maître de Digues and during the museum's opening hours. Admission to the Maison du Maître de Digues is charged (€5/adult, free for under-18s).