In Notre Dame de Monts, Kulmino adds relief to the meadows of the Marais Breton Vendéen. The structure with its evocative name dominates the Monts landscape like a local totem. It is often used as a landmark by walkers, cyclists, aviators and drivers in a marsh that stretches as far as the eye can see. You'll have no trouble getting to the foot of this water tower.

Still in operation, its 5,000 m3 tank supplies drinking water to the commune of Notre Dame de Monts, its neighbours La Barre de Monts and Saint Jean de Monts, as well as the islands of Yeu and Noirmoutier.

The building opens its doors to you and invites you to experience a spectacular escape 70 metres above the ground! From the top of the platform, reached by lift, you can enjoy a breathtaking view. Preferably on a clear, sunny day, so you don't get your head stuck in the clouds... The panorama extends 360° over the marsh, forest, dunes and islands. In a single glance, you can take in the immensity of these natural areas. Binoculars and orientation tables positioned at the four cardinal points help you to see more clearly.

Kulmino also houses two permanent exhibitions:


"Water, life and us": what better place than a water tower to explain the cycle from source to tap in a simple, fun way?
"Landscapes and renewable energies": This exhibition invites you to decipher the way in which man shapes the landscape and makes the most of its natural resources. As a bonus, a virtual reality headset lets you immerse yourself in an offshore wind farm.

During the school holidays, the experience is completed by :


P'tits mômes" workshops for children (Tuesdays during the spring and autumn holidays);
readings of landscapes, given by a mediator in the afternoons of July and August;
unusual evening events on Mondays in July and August, with the promise of spectacular sunsets.


Take advantage of your visit to take a break in the gentle marshland. In season, canoe trips depart from the foot of the water tower. Picnic tables are available for lunch and snacks. This site has been awarded the "Accueil Vélo" label, and cyclists will also appreciate the inflating station.
We speak : English

Opening

Horaires d'ouverture du 30 mars au 23 juin 2024
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Horaires d'ouverture du 24 juin au 22 septembre 2024
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Horaires d'ouverture du 23 septembre au 03 novembre 2024
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Rates

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5 €
4 €
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Payment methods

  • Bank cards
  • Bank and postal cheques
  • Holiday vouchers
  • Species

Services

Equipment

  • Picnic area
  • Car park
  • Toilets

Services

Address

Route du Perrier
La Grande Croix
85690 NOTRE-DAME-DE-MONTS
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