Things to see and do - Niort
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Niort Travel guide
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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..
27 rue de la Térraudière F - 79000 NIORT
In the centre of Niort, near to the railway station, the hotel Niort Marais Poitevin offers a convivial atmosphere in the shade of its wooded garden. The hotel has a number of spacious and well equipped rooms. Need to wind down ? Why not relax by the..
8 Rue Des Cordeliers F - 79000 Niort
The hotel is ideally situated in the heart of the city centre of Niort in a very quiet pedestrian area perfect for a relaxing stay. The France Hôtel offers comfortable rooms with a simple and bright decoration. The majority of these rooms, as well a..
9 Avenue Bujault F - 79000 Niort
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 r. des Iris F - 79000 Niort
South of Niort, this restaurant now occupies new premises. It has a box-like glass structure with a lovely terrace overlooking the greenery. The young chef wanted to make the move in order to better express himself. His cooking is original and immacu..
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.
80 bis av. de Paris F - 79000 Niort