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.