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La Mothe-Saint-Héray

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Deux-Sèvres

La Mothe-Saint-Héray - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Deux-Sèvres

Located in south Deux-Sèvres halfway between Melle and Saint-Maixent-School, Little City of Character extended for 3 km along the banks of the Sevre river, owes its name to the unification in the fifteenth century the towns of Saint-Héray and La Mothe. Mills, bridges, wash houses testify to the omnipresence of water.

Gastronomic specialties: focaccia, special breads, cheese cake, goat cheese, according to the truffle season...

Geographical information

MunicipalityLa Mothe-Saint-Héray
Tourism labels
Latitude46.3606210 (N 46° 21’ 38”)
Longitude-0.1129980 (W 0° 6’ 47”)
AltitudeFrom 67m to 178m
Surface area14.92 km²
Population1818 inhabitants
Density121 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureNiort (31 km, 31 min)
Insee code79184
IntercommunalityCC du Mellois

Nearest cities & towns

Exoudun3.8 km (6 min)
Salles3.8 km (6 min)
Bougon5.1 km (9 min)
Sainte-Eanne5.8 km (11 min)
Pamproux6.3 km (8 min)
Nanteuil7.7 km (11 min)
Chey9.1 km (10 min)
La Couarde9.6 km (13 min)
Avon9.7 km (10 min)
Beaussais-Vitré9.7 km (10 min)
Souvigné10.3 km (12 min)
Saint-Maixent-l'École10.5 km (15 min)
Exireuil11.1 km (16 min)
Sepvret11.5 km (12 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest


Events and festivities


Moulin Abbot
Moulin Abbot
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View of the Small Town of Caractère®
View of the Small Town of Caractère®
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Truffle market in La Mothe-Saint-Héray
Truffle market in La Mothe-Saint-Héray
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Inquiry Game Agent R
Entertainment10 € to 12 € Poitiers (42 km)
Spider trail in the trees
Sports sensations8 € to 20 € Taizé-Aizie (43 km)
Futuroscope Day Pass
Entertainment42 € Chasseneuil-du-Poitou (50 km)
Futuroscope 2-day Pass
Entertainment79 € Chasseneuil-du-Poitou (50 km)
Futuroscope Evening Ticket
Entertainment20 € Chasseneuil-du-Poitou (50 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals