Things to see and do - Niort
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Niort Travel guide
Niort : Michelin's recommendations
Peaceful and nonchalant, the green waters of the Sèvre Niortaise flow through the city, the image of prosperity and well-heeled charm with its abundance of flowers during the spring and summer. The birthplace of the future Madame de Maintenon, Niort used to specialise in tannery and chamois leather. Today, these two activities have declined and the town is now home to some of the largest insurance companies in France.
Tourist attractions Niort : Things to see and do
28 av. de Limoges F - 79000 Niort
This restored museum honours Niort painter and sculptor Bernard d'Agesci (1757-1828), who did a great deal for the town. It contains three collections: from the Fine Arts Museum, the Natural History Museum and the Conservatoire de l'éducation. Its 5,..
pl. du Pilori F - 79000 Niort
This curious building is the former town hall, built on a nearly triangular plot. In the 16C, architect Mathurin Bertomé added semicircular towers, and crowned it with merlons and mullioned windows. Today, it houses temporary exhibitions. The name co..
r. du Donjon F - 79000 Niort
This was the main part of the fortified castle built by Henry II Plantagenet Plantagenet and completed by Richard Lionheart. More than just a castle, it was a walled city with houses, gardens, parade grounds and collegiate. Today, it houses a chamois..
96 avenue de Paris F - 79000 Niort
The Hotel Du Parc is located in central Niort, a 5-minute walk from the central square, the Place de la Brèche. It offers a 24-hour reception, free private parking and free Wi-Fi access. Some of the guest rooms at the Hotel Du Parc are air-condition..
12 avenue de Paris F - 79000 Niort
Prix Prices from : 49 €
Located in the centre of Niort, this hotel is just 1 km from Niort Train Station and 5 km from Niort Airport. It offers en suite rooms with a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi access. Each of the modern guest rooms has a private bathroom with a bath or ..
9 Avenue Bujault F - 79000 Niort
Prix Prices from : 70 €
This Best Western Hotel is located on Place de la Breche, in the historic area of Niort city centre. Just a 2-minute walk from the TGV train station, it offers air-conditioned accommodation with free Wi-Fi. Each room at Hotel de la Breche has a cont..
1 rue des Iris F - 79000 Niort
This brightly decorated restaurant in Niort is becoming increasingly popular for its inventive cuisine that is stylishly presented and full of flavour.
80 bis av. de Paris F - 79000 Niort
115 quai Maurice Métayer F - 79000 Niort
On the banks of the Sèvre, this elegant townhouse has a shady terrace. Cuisine tending towards the classic, accompanied by a lovely collection of old wines.
1 pl. du Temple F - 79000 Niort
A favourite with the inhabitants of Niort, this restaurant offers a menu that blends tradition with contemporary trends. The abundance of green in the decor is conducive to relaxation.
imp. de la Roussille F - 79000 Saint-Liguaire
This former lock-keeper's house is on the banks of the Sèvre. It is popular for its bucolic charm and tasty cuisine with an exotic flavour. Delightful terrace.