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Bateaux du Marais Poitevin. Niort; France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member lulu_et_compagnie
N 46° 18.322 W 000° 35.202
30T E 685834 N 5130807
Quick Description: Bateaux du Marais Poitevin
Location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
Date Posted: 2/21/2014 8:06:06 AM
Waymark Code: WMK6TX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
Views: 7

Long Description:
Until the early sixties, the punt remains the valuable aid of Maraichin and its main means of transport. Movement of livestock, harvested crops, collecting milk cans, tours of itinerant traders, fishing, hunting: from 9 to 11 feet, with each activity its boat.

Essential to maraîchine life, the late nineteenth century, 13 feet becomes part of the traditional dowry young farmer households.

Building bridges and opening roads passable serving most of the plots have gradually contributed to boat lose its basic functions, before the tourist Skippers takes over.

Various packages and prices are available to the docks, a few examples: the day Venise Verte Evasion (39 € / person), the formula Chantilly (27 € person based on 4 people), the day carriage (45 € / pers) bike and boat formula (18 € pers).

Jusqu’au début des années soixante, la barque à fond plat reste le précieux auxiliaire du Maraîchin et son principal moyen de transport. Déplacement du bétail, rentrée des récoltes, collecte des bidons de lait, tournées des commerçants ambulants, pêche, chasse : de 9 à 11 pieds, à chaque activité son batai.

Indispensable à la vie maraîchine, à la fin du XIXème siècle, le 13 pieds fait alors partie de la dot traditionnelle des jeunes ménages d’agriculteurs.

La construction de passerelles et l’ouverture de chemins carrossables desservant la plupart des parcelles ont peu à peu contribué à faire perdre au batai ses fonctions primordiales, avant que la batellerie touristique ne prenne le relais.

Diverses formules et tarifs sont à disposition aux embarcadéres , quelques exemples: la journée Venise Verte Evasion (39 €/pers), la formule le Chantilly (27 €pers sur la base de 4 pers), la journée calèche (45 €/pers) et la formule vélo barque (18 €pers).
Food/Drink available on board?: no

Restroom facilities on board?: no

Related Web Site: Not listed

Adult Ticket Price in local currency: Not listed

Period/Days/Hours of Operation: Not listed

Protection from the elements on board: Not listed

Coordinates of the Ticket Counter: Not Listed

Address of the Ticket Counter: Not listed

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