Knowledge of the Locality and Environmental Education


The aim of the Association CPIE Gâtine Poitevine is to help people of all ages to appreciate nature and understand what is meant by 'the environment'. They run courses, work with individuals and groups and try to persuade people with influence in the Gâtine to move towards eco-friendly solutions, reforging the link between Man and Nature.

Their main approach is by teaching,  but this is often in the form of conferences to discuss issues and draw conclusions, meetings to exchange ideas, groups working together using their different strengths, rather just than training courses. In this way they link people together, engender a feeling of solidarity and give ordinary folk access to scientific expertise and rigour. 

The Association runs 2 communal housing projects and the Garden of Senses. The latter is used as a teaching tool but also for research. It is open to the public and there is no entry fee.


Where to find us and what to do near by ?

6 rue du jardin des sens - Coutières, 79340 Coutières

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Payment methods

Accepte la Gatinelle

Opening hours

Les bureaux sont ouverts du lundi au vendredi : de 9h à 13h et de 14h à 17h Tél : 05 49 69 01 44

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