In the heart of the Marais Poitevin Regional Natural Park, the Maison du Maître de Digues presents the history of a territory. Play book for children (7 years old and over). Animals on site.


The Maison du Maître de Digues is an emblematic place in the Marais Poitevin: it's there, in the 17th century that the managment of water was done.

Indeed, the Marais Poitevin is not only the Venise Verte ! Visit our exposition on the dyke and you'll be able to understand that there are actually many different landscapes in the Marais Poitevin. Take the time to watch the dyke evolve through the seasons, listen to the sounds of the marsh, become a "recalou" for a bit. You'll discover the difference between the wet marsh and the dry marsh.

Then, go back in time: enter an old house transformed into a ecomuseum. Discover the living space, the job and the everyday life of the Dyke master, an essential person for the water managment and the maintenance of the marsh.

New in 2018: children can go looking for Margaux, the water fairy (children's book for 7-12 year olds)

From April to September, local animals are on site.
Car pak and picnic tables on site. 1h30 of visiting
Autonomous or guided tours depending on the planning.
English translation available.

Masque obligatoire sur place. Réservation conseillée mais non obligatoire.
Le pass sanitaire est obligatoire.

  • Animals acceptance : sauf chien accompagnant les personnes malvoyantes
  • Groups accepted ( minimum : 10 - maximum : 30 )
  • Types : museum


  • Specific themed events


  • Welcome ! C'est beau ici !
  • Qualité Tourisme


  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Sign language


Availabilities and booking


  • Information board languages : French, German, English

Visits languages

  • French


  • Length of visit : 1h30 (on average)


  • Length of visit : 1h30 (on average)

Comfort / services

  • Picnic area
  • Equipped conference room
  • Shop
  • Wifi access

Prices / opening times


  • Full adult price : 5,00 €
  • Discounted rate : 3,50 € - Chômeurs, étudiants, personnes en situation de handicap, passeports de visite et autres offres...
  • Group price : 3,50 € - Groupe à partir de 10 personnes

Means of payment

  • Credit card
  • Cheques and postal orders
  • Holiday vouchers


Open all year round

From 11 October 2021 to 31 December 2021
Mardi 09h30 to 12h30 and 14h00 to 17h00
Jeudi 09h30 to 12h30 and 14h00 to 17h00
Vendredi 09h30 to 12h30 and 14h00 to 17h00