Smooth . . .
|Centuries ago the lands here were under the sea. The
monks of Nieul and four other monasteries in the area undertook to dig
canals and drain the swamps so they could be used for agriculture and
Today, because of the canals and the means of maneuvering through them, this part of France is called "la Venise Verte" or "the Green Venice".
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