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Saint-Loup-Lamairé

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Deux-Sèvres

Saint-Loup-Lamairé - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Deux-Sèvres
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Born of the fusion of Saint-Loup-sur-Thouet and Lamaire in 1974, the commune of Saint-Loup-Lamairé takes place in New-Aquitaine, in the department of Deux-Sèvres. It is 20 kilometers from Parthenay, and about seventy kilometers from Poitiers, at the confluence of the Thouet and the Cebron.

Founded at the end of the eleventh century, the town of Saint-Loup reveals remains of Gallo-Roman occupation. Property of Artus Gouffier, adviser of François Ier, in the 16th century, it gradually becomes a high place of Poitou, being recognized for its activities as weavers and tanners between the seventeenth and eighteenth century.

Today, Saint-Loup-Lamairé is mainly known for its dairy business, and especially for the manufacture of its goat cheese renowned throughout the country. An important architectural and historical heritage adds to the charm of this ancient city.

Geographical information

MunicipalitySaint-Loup-Lamairé
Postcode79600
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Latitude46.7891667 (N 46° 47’ 21”)
Longitude-0.1638889 (W 0° 9’ 50”)
AltitudeFrom 74m to 162m
Surface area21.80 km²
Population1013 inhabitants
Density46 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureNiort (39 mi, 1h03)
Insee code79268
IntercommunalityCC Airvaudais-Val du Thouet
DepartmentDeux-Sèvres
TerritoryPoitou
RegionNew-Aquitaine

Nearest cities & towns

Louin1.7 mi (5 min)
Le Chillou2.8 mi (8 min)
Airvault2.9 mi (6 min)
Maisontiers5.1 mi (9 min)
Aubigny5.2 mi (10 min)
Availles-Thouarsais5.8 mi (14 min)
Gourgé6 mi (12 min)
Lageon6.2 mi (9 min)
Lhoumois6.6 mi (12 min)
Pressigny6.7 mi (13 min)
Irais7.8 mi (14 min)
Boussais8 mi (12 min)
Amailloux8.1 mi (14 min)
Assais-les-Jumeaux8.3 mi (15 min)
Saint-Généroux8.3 mi (20 min)

Things to see and do

Classified as Historic Monuments, the castle of Saint-Loup-sur-Thouet has now been converted into guest rooms. Originally built in the 11th century, the building was modified in the 13th century by the addition of a square tower of four levels, before being completely rebuilt in the 17th century by the Count of Caravaz who inspired his Marquis de Carabas to Charles Perrault. A place to welcome the famous Black Prince or the King of France John II the Good when he was taken prisoner at the Battle of Poitiers, the building can still be admired today. The central part recalls the famous castle of Cheverny, while the fifteenth century dungeon, the oldest part of the building, can be seen proudly. French gardens have been reconstructed on the banks of the Thouet, according to plans of the Renaissance. It is possible to discover an orangery redesigned in the eighteenth century, an ornamental garden, or even gardens of pleasure.

As you walk through Saint-Loup-Lamairé, you will be able to discover many old mansions, like the old hotel du Parquet, with its half-timbered facade classified as a Historic Monument, or the house of Arouet listed in the Historic Monuments. like the house at the gallery.

Be sure to visit the Notre-Dame de l'Assomption church with its imposing altarpiece or the Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil house. There are also some vestiges of the old urban fortifications, and it is possible to admire the old castle of the city.

Like many towns in the valley of the Thouet, Saint-Loup-Lamairé is crossed by the hiking trail GR36 which allows to admire the most beautiful landscapes of the locality.

Places of interest

Information points
Monuments

Events and festivities

The market is held every Sunday morning.

Every year in June, the city organizes its festival of painting and sculpture with two days of festivities, including a competition and exhibitions.

For the national holiday, on July 14, Saint-Loup-Lamairé organizes a day of celebration with a large hike in the vicinity.

At the end of the year, the city also offers a Christmas market.

Photos

Thouet in Saint-Loup
Thouet in Saint-Loup
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Castle in winter
Castle in winter
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The Thouet in autumn in Saint-Loup
The Thouet in autumn in Saint-Loup
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Castle, Renaissance party, in autumn
Castle, Renaissance party, in autumn
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Ford
Ford
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House of St. Theophane Vénard
House of St. Theophane Vénard
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The Thouet at Saint-Loup-Lamairé
The Thouet at Saint-Loup-Lamairé
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Arrival in Saint-Loup by Airvault
Arrival in Saint-Loup by Airvault
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16th century house
16th century house
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16th century house
16th century house
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Painting and sculpture festival at the end of June
Painting and sculpture festival at the end of June
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Painting and sculpture festival at the end of June
Painting and sculpture festival at the end of June
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Weather

Thursday 20 february
Min. 5°C - Max. 12°C
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Friday 21 february
Min. 1°C - Max. 12°C
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Saturday 22 february
Min. 1°C - Max. 14°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Visit to an educational horse farm
Culture and education15 € Saint-Macaire-du-Bois (23 mi)
Futuroscope 1 Day Pass
Entertainment36 € Chasseneuil-du-Poitou (26 mi)
Futuroscope 2-Day Pass
Entertainment65 € Chasseneuil-du-Poitou (26 mi)
Futuroscope Evening Ticket
Entertainment20 € Chasseneuil-du-Poitou (26 mi)
Wine tasting at Domaine Lavigne
Local flavoursFreeVarrains (30 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Great Sacred Path
HikeEasy3h00Mouterre-Silly (16.2 mi)
Sentier Jean dos Bois
HikeIntermediate3h45Saint-Michel-le-Cloucq (35 mi)

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