Couhé

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

 Tourism, holiday & travel in Couhé
TownCouhé
Insee code86082
Postcode86700
Latitude46.2988420
Longitude0.1810050
AltitudeFrom 107 to 153 meters
Surface9.11 km²
Population1916 inhabitants
Density210 inhabitants/km²

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Chief townPoitiers (at 36 km, 33 min)Châtillon at 2.5 km
DepartmentVienneVaux at 3.1 km
RegionPoitou-CharentesSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

The common Couhé is located southwest of the department of Vienne, 30km from Poitiers, 45 km from the Futuroscope, near Deux-Sèvres and Charente, Poitou threshold.

Its history: Origin of present name, the Latin toponym Colnacio drift may be the name of a landowner. From 11th to 14th century, wrote Cohec, Coec sometimes Coyhet then Couhé the mid 14th century.

Adding "Vérac" appears in the 17th century, when the old barony became Marquessate.

Most houses were built of timber, timbered, and had the first floor overhang.

Located on the Paris-Bordeaux, this little town came into prominence during the organization of the post by Louis 11th in 1742 and 1743.

Travel accommodation was the main industry in the 19th century, there were up to 40 hostels ...

Its monuments charged with a rich history are all visible: the Lusignan castle built in 1020 (now private college), its halls of 1580, the medieval house of 15th century church, the abbey of Valencia from the 13th century, narrow streets with evocative names ...

Its traditions Couhé was made famous by his fair May 1 in the halls, which are found artisans, farmers, cheesemakers, bakers ...

The food: the stuffed Poitevin, the ground of Poitou, the lumas (snails), cheese cake, the Chabichou (goat cheese).


SIGHTSEEING

  • Landmarks:
  • The 11th century castle.
  • The halls of the 16th century.
  • The medieval 15th century house.
  • Abbey Valencia 13th century.
  • Showroom: at the Town Hall and Tourist Office.
Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Couhé

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • The fair every 28th of each month.
  • Fair 1 May
  • The market for producing countries.
  • Heritage Day Country and Mills: Mid-June
  • The festival Lyrics stamped: 1st weekend in July.
  • The European Heritage Days: mid-September.
  • The Christmas market.

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

  • The museum exhibition, the 12th century church and the castle of the 16th century Epanvilliers Brux.
  • The church, bridge and washing of Vaux-en-Couhé.
  • The village of Chaunay.
  • The Church of Voulon.
  • The Islands Payré.
  • Breeding Poitou Donkeys Ceaux-en-Couhé.
  • Monkey Valley and the Labyrinth Plant in Romagna.
  • Riding Anche.
  • The Festive Alternatives festival Anche the last weekend of August.
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Fun, educational plant mazeEntertainmentFrom 6 € to 8 €Romagne (11.7 km)
Spider trail in the treesSports sensationsFrom 8 € to 20 €Taizé-Aizie (27 km)

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PHOTOS

Abbey Valencia (thirteenth century)Abbey Valencia (thirteenth century)
 
The Castle of LusignanThe Castle of Lusignan
The medieval houseThe medieval house
 
Fair May 1Fair May 1

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WEATHER

Saturday 30 August
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Min. 9°C - Max. 23°C
Sunday 31 August
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Min. 13°C - Max. 24°C
Monday 1 September
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Min. 11°C - Max. 25°C

RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantAuberge du Marronnier  
9.1
Romagne
All team Auberge du Marronnier welcomes you in an elegant contemporary decor. You can admire the paintings on the walls made by local artists. Discover a cuisine made with fresh, seasonal...
Located 11.4 km from Couhé23 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
House with 3 bedroomsChez tranquillité  
Messé
Pat and Geoff are pleased to welcome you to their 18th century farmhouse. With its oak floorboards, beams and stonework. Set in beautifully quiet countryside, it offers perfect tranquility....
Located 8.5 km from Couhé55 € the double room 
Manor house with 2 bedroomsThe Mad Hatter's Kitchen     NEW
Caunay
A Charming and original 18c French house, situated on the edge of a small village, just 10 mins from the main A10 Poitiers to Angouleme route nord-sud.
Located 9.9 km from CouhéFrom 59 € to 69 € the double room 
Farm with 3 bedroomsLe Mouillage Vert    
9.7
La Mothe-Saint-Héray
An old farmhouse, full of character, with hillside setting in verdant, peaceful countryside. The rooms are spacious and comfortable each with a different ambiance: 'Fleur de Tilleul'...
Located 23 km from Couhé57 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 6 personsGite de la grimolle   NEW
Vaux
Recent cottage in a traditional house poitevine. Wanting to offer a pleasant and comfortable stay, the rooms each have a bathroom and a toilet. This cottage is carefully equipped and...
Located 3.1 km from CouhéFrom 450 € to 480 € per week 
House for 6 personsMaison de campagne  
10
Payré
At the heart of a greenery jewel, house renovated with taste. Beautiful prestations. Near a leisure park with open access. River, ponds, carp fishing, hiking and other activities.
Located 5.2 km from CouhéFrom 300 € to 380 € per week 
House for 6 personsGite
Aslonnes
House out of village (no traffic, very quiet), adjoining the owner's house.
Located 19.5 km from CouhéFrom 360 € to 420 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
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8.1
La Chapelle-Pouilloux
We are a small family run camping and caravan site in the Deux Sevres region which has on average around 2400 hours of sunshine every year! Second only to Provence and the Côte d'Azur!...
Located 20 km from Couhé15 € per day 

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HOTELS

Hôtel Central - Hotel in CouhéHôtel Central     
7.4
Chaunay
Located in the village of Chaunay, in the heart of the Poitou-Charentes region, this hotel offers a bar and restaurant. With free parking, it is situated a 40-minute drive from the...
Located 10.3 km from CouhéRoom from 53 €
Hôtel Le Saint Georges - Hotel in CouhéHôtel Le Saint Georges     
7.5
Vivonne
Hotel Le Saint Georges, a 2-century-old house, welcomes you to the heart of Vivonne, a charming small town in the region of Poitou. Enjoy the stunning atmosphere and refined comfort...
Located 15.4 km from CouhéRoom from 67 €
Le Chapeau Rouge - Hotel in CouhéLe Chapeau Rouge 
Lusignan
A hotel located in Lusignan a 15-minute walk from the train station, Le Chapeau Rouge offers a garden and a furnished terrace. At Le Chapeau Rouge, each room has a flat-screen TV and...
Located 15.6 km from CouhéRoom from 57 €

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Hotel Jules Verne Site du Futuroscope
Located at the entrance of the Futuroscope Park, 15 minutes from Poitiers, this themed hotel offers soundproofed rooms based on Jules Verne’s famous imaginary...
Vienne
Best Western Poitiers Centre Le Grand Hôtel
Le Grand Hotel is a designer hotel situated in central Poitiers, within walking distance of Notre-Dame la Grande and Poitiers...
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