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Niort

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Deux-Sèvres

Niort - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Deux-Sèvres
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Known as the capital of Insurance, Niort is also a city with a certain charm, and a rich cultural and architectural heritage.

Geographical information

MunicipalityNiort
Postcode79000
Tourism label
Latitude46.3237160 (N 46° 19’ 25”)
Longitude-0.4647770 (W 0° 27’ 53”)
AltitudeFrom 2m to 77m
Surface area68.20 km²
Population60063 inhabitants
Density880 inhabitants/km²
Insee code79191
IntercommunalityCA de Niort
DepartmentDeux-Sèvres
RegionPoitou-Charentes

Nearest cities & towns

Bessines5.8 km (12 min)
Sciecq6.7 km (14 min)
Magné6.8 km (13 min)
Aiffres7.2 km (14 min)
Saint-Symphorien8.7 km (12 min)
Saint-Rémy9.2 km (13 min)
Saint-Maxire9.6 km (14 min)
Vouillé9.9 km (15 min)
Échiré10.7 km (14 min)
Chauray11 km (17 min)
Frontenay-Rohan-Rohan11.3 km (15 min)
Saint-Gelais11.3 km (15 min)
Villiers-en-Plaine11.5 km (13 min)

Things to see and do

The Old Town, historical center.

The Pillory.

The tower, one of the most important novels of France dungeons, and museum space.

The museum Agesci: worth visiting if only to admire the extraordinary ceiling ceramic belonging to the maker Auguste Tolbecque. The museum recently opened in this modern and delicate conditions finest collections of paintings, sculptures, objects of Oriental art, silver ... and a natural history museum and a conservatory education.

Botanical gardens: a picturesque garden late nineteenth way.

The gardens of the Breach which succeeded the large parking area.

The industrial heritage along the Sevre: development of the Coulee Verte. Walks along the water are stunning and highly appreciated by all! Joggers and cyclists.

Ride canoeing, summer, Niort-Plage.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments
Performance halls
Transport

Events and festivities

Fair exhibition Niort: the first week of May.

The World Council of great clown in June (every two years).

Téciverdi (festival of biological and cultural diversity) in late June and early July (every other year).

Takavoir Festival: the movie on mobile phone.

Large graffiti in the city.

Photos

Hill St. Andrew
Hill St. Andrew
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Veterans Bains on June Sevre river
Veterans Bains on June Sevre river
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The Pillory (former alderman) and a 16th century house
The Pillory (former alderman) and a 16th century house
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The Dungeon and halls
The Dungeon and halls
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The Wharf Regratterie and islands Sevre river
The Wharf Regratterie and islands Sevre river
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The Hill St. Andrew's night
The Hill St. Andrew's night
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The arrow (XV) of Notre Dame
The arrow (XV) of Notre Dame
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The Gardens of the Breach
The Gardens of the Breach
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The Acclameur the new theater niortaise
The Acclameur the new theater niortaise
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Weather

Monday 25 may
Min. 14°C - Max. 21°C
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Tuesday 26 may
Min. 12°C - Max. 21°C
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Wednesday 27 may
Min. 12°C - Max. 22°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Cycling and walking circuit around the city.

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Laves Wood
HikeEasy1h00La Taillée (36 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels