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Parthenay

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Deux-Sèvres

Parthenay - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Deux-Sèvres
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The capital of Gâtine, a town of Art and History and an old stopping place along the Way of St. James, the medieval town of Parthenay on the banks of the Thouet invites lovers of architecture to discover its ancient heritage. See relics of the old Castle of the Lords of Parthenay: ramparts dotted with towers, the bridge and the door of St. James, which form a picturesque scene with the peaceful river; Rue de la Vau Saint-Jacques, where the pilgrims used to stop, and its old half-timbered houses; the Romanesque gate of the Church of Our Lady of La Couldre; the gate to the Citadel, town as the Clock Tower, from the early 13th century...There are so many wonders to admire on a walk in the area!

The Georges Turpin Museum is all about the history and development of the town from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, and is based in the House of Local Cultures on Rue Vau Saint-Jacques. It contains archaeological collections (coins, stones), Parthenay earthenware from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, paintings, prints and photographs, as well as temporary exhibitions.

Every Wednesday morning, one of the biggest livestock markets in France takes place at Bellevue fairground, with the cattle market at 8 am and the sheep market at 9.30 am.

In July, the Parthenay International Fun Festival or FLIP (Festival Ludique International de Parthenay) takes place. This festive event features all kinds of games!

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Parthenay

Parthenay celebrated in 2012 its " thousand years " !

The specialty of the city : beef called " Parthenaise ".

Wednesday morning held the cattle market, selling oxen, cows, sheep... Formerly the center of Parthenay, since the Middle Ages, this market is now on the outskirts of the city.

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Bridge and Porte Saint- Jacques
Bridge and Porte Saint- Jacques
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North end of the citadel
North end of the citadel
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Saint- Jacques Bridge and the Tower of the Powder
Saint- Jacques Bridge and the Tower of the Powder
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Remparts
Remparts
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Holy Cross Hospital and church
Holy Cross Hospital and church
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Porte Saint- Jacques
Porte Saint- Jacques
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Medieval Garden
Medieval Garden
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South gate of the said citadel Gate of clock
South gate of the said citadel Gate of clock
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New Bridge over the Thouet
New Bridge over the Thouet
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Pont, Porte Saint- Jacques and rue de la Vau Saint- Jacques
Pont, Porte Saint- Jacques and rue de la Vau Saint- Jacques
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rue de la Vau Saint- Jacques
rue de la Vau Saint- Jacques
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House corbelled rue Vau Saint- Jacques, former inn San Nicolas
House corbelled rue Vau Saint- Jacques, former inn San Nicolas
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rue the Vau Saint- Jacques, climb to the St. Lawrence Church
rue the Vau Saint- Jacques, climb to the St. Lawrence Church
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Saint Peter's Church
Saint Peter's Church
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in Ferolle home, coussiège carved a small animal
in Ferolle home, coussiège carved a small animal
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At the crossroads street Vau Saint- Jacques and rue du Chateau
At the crossroads street Vau Saint- Jacques and rue du Chateau
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medieval Garden in the snow
medieval Garden in the snow
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Castle Ruins
Castle Ruins
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the top of the Saint- Jacques tower View
the top of the Saint- Jacques tower View
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Gate of the medieval quarter, Bélisaire Ledain Street
Gate of the medieval quarter, Bélisaire Ledain Street
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medieval quarter
medieval quarter
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rue du Chateau
rue du Chateau
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Orchard in the medieval garden
Orchard in the medieval garden
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