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Situated on what was an old island in the Gulf of Picton, Triaize is today in the middle of the 'Marais Desseche' (dry marshes) of the Marais Poitevin. The lands around Triaize were some of the first to be drained by the Benedictine monks in the 12th century, but not until the building of the 4 Digue (dykes) in the 18th century was this land fully secured from the ravages of the sea. The very fertile land or Polders that were created are a testimony to man's ingenuity and determination to harness nature’s wealth.

The village itself straddles the busy D746 Lucon to l'Aiguillon-sur-Mer holiday route and winds its way through the narrow streets with their typical low whitewashed house of the Marais. The village is however clustered around the 12th century church with its rather unusual spire.

There are some excellent walks and cycle tracks in the area.

St.Denis-du-Payre. This nature reserve with its observatory looks out over some 200 hectares of wildlife reserve.

Abbey of St.Michel-en-l'herm. The abbaye royale de St.Michel-en-l'Herm is the second oldest in the Vendée and is one of its greatest treasures.

Restaurants; Le Mido. 41, Grande Rue. Tel. 02 51 56 87 77.

Camping; Camping Municipal.  Rue du Stade.  Tel. 02 51 56 11 53.

Taxis; Taxis Auvinet. 3,Rue des Grands Murs. St.Michel-en-l'Herm.  Tel. 02 51 97 66 87.
Taxis Geant. 2, Rue du 8 Mai.  Tel. 02 51 97 34 34.

Bike Hire; There are no bike hire facilities in Triaize the nearest is l'Aiguillon-sur-mer or La Tranche-sur-Mer,
               for more details see bike hire in the Vendee.

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