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.

Suite aux annonces gouvernementales, la Maison du Maître de Digues est fermée au public à compter du 30 octobre 2020, et ce jusqu’à nouvel ordre.
Vous pouvez nous contacter au 02 51 56 37 37 ou sur

  • 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



  • 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