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Maison du Maitre de Digues

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Informative reconstruction of a typical Marais farm.

An interesting reconstruction of a typical Marais farm, informative video about the importance of... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2015
Frenchholiday01
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Parcay Les Pins
Pleasant visit

We spent a gentle hour or so wandering around this site. On arrival we were given a book with... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2015
Alan C
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Barton Mills, United Kingdom
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6 Aug 2016
“Very interesting”
12 Aug 2015
“Informative reconstruction of a typical Marais farm.”
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Welcome to an emblematic place of the Marais Poitevin : this was exactly here, in the 17th century, when the water resource management has been invented. The Marais Poitevin is indeed not only the Green Venice! Visit our exhibition on the dyke and...more
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7 rue de la Coupe du Rocher, 85450 Chaille-les-Marais, France
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Reviewed 6 August 2016

This was a very good introduction to the life of the Master of the Dykes. There is a 15 minute video in French, but with subtitles in English available. There was a children's quiz (in English) too, at the end of which there was a...More

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Pauline L, Directeur général at Maison du Maitre de Digues, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2016

Thanks for your comment !

Reviewed 12 August 2015

An interesting reconstruction of a typical Marais farm, informative video about the importance of regulating the waters of the Marais, a glimpse of life on the Marais and a stunning photography exhibition. Entrance is through the Office de Tourisme, a modern and well equipped building...More

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Pauline L, Directeur général at Maison du Maitre de Digues, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2015

Thanks for your comment. It's a pleasure for us to serve you and make you spend a pleasant moment in the tourist office or in the House of Dikes'master.

Reviewed 11 August 2015

We spent a gentle hour or so wandering around this site. On arrival we were given a book with English translation of all the information boards around the site. You get a good idea of what life was like for the Dike Master and his...More

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Pauline L, Directeur général at Maison du Maitre de Digues, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2015

Thank you very much for your comment. Donkeys often please our visitors. We are proud of it!

Reviewed 9 June 2015

Even if you're not that keen on museums this one has the best donkey - known as a baudets du Poitou, I have ever seen. He's special and rare, only 400 in the world. His coat is long and saggy with enormous, wooly ears. There...More

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Pauline L, Directeur général at Maison du Maitre de Digues, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2015

Thank you for your message. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit in the Dykes's master house and our donkeys !

Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

Visited with our two young children this interesting and informative museum based around the Dyke Master's house. If you are staying in the area then this is well worth a visit and the film (available with English subtitles) is excellent. A separate book with English...More

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accueilMMD, Responsable relations publiques at Maison du Maitre de Digues, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2014

Tank you very much for your message ! Nice to meet you in Chaillé les marais! You're Welcom.

Reviewed 21 July 2013

Spent an hour on very hot day. Good introductory film and exhibition of Marais life. English notices could be improved, though we were handed a guidebook, which helped.

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accueilMMD, Directeur général at Maison du Maitre de Digues, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2013

Thanks for your advise. We try to improve our translation and we do our best to offer to you a best moment. Have a good day

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