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Situated in the south of the Vendée on the Marais Poitevin where the adjoining departments of Deux Sèvres and the Charente Maritime all meet, Damvix is on the river Sèvre Niortaise in the beautiful Green Venice
region of the Marais Poitevin. This attractive village attracts
thousands of visitors annually who come to discover the many secrets and
pleasures to be found here, whether it is a quiet walk along the many
well marked trails, a trip in one of the various forms of boats that can
be hired from the waterfront, fishing or just sitting and taking in the
delights before them. With such a picturesque landscape you will see
why artists often are attracted here.
There are several restaurants in the village and you can even take a
leisurely dinner cruise along the river Sèvre Niortaise in a special
floating restaurant that leaves from just under the bridge. It is
essential to book as this is a very popular attraction.
l'Abeille de Damvix.
(The life of the bee) Situated in the heart of Damvix at 9, Impasse de
la Bergerie, Benedict and Marie-Claire Gatineau run not only a business
selling everything connected with bees, but also houses a permanent
exhibition dedicated to the lives of bees. The exhibition has an ancient
bee hive made of clay and cow dung, a working hive where you can observe the bees at work through a glass beehive, with the swarm having direct access to the outside and a Library, The
honey laboratory sees all of the phases of honey production including
the retrieval, filtering, maturation and packaging of honey, do not miss
“the craft of making gingerbread”, and
video room where you can watch a presentation on the life of Bees. This
exhibition (upstairs), will enable you to discover an insect wonder,
Open : throughout the year Children (6 to 13 years) €1.50 Adults: €2.50
Bike Hire, COUPÉLOISIRS 3, rue du Cloucq Tel. 02 28 13 92 67
Boats and Canoes, two companies hire out boats and canoes at the Grand Port of Damvix.
Restaurants in Damvix
Le Marais. 8, rue Gamauderie, Damxix Tel.02 51 00 44 74
La Gambille. Les Vergnaies, Damvix Tel.02 51 87 10 27.
La Recre. 24 Chemin du Haulage , Damvix. Tel. 02 51 87 10 11.
Les Deux Saisons. 5,rue Gamauderie, Damvix Tel.02 51 87 13 11. Review by Tate
Camping; Camping des Conches, Les Cabanes.Tel. 02 51 87 17 06.
Horse Riding; Soc Hippique Sud Vendee, La Maison des Champs, Tel.02 51 87 13 89
Photo gallery of Damvix
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