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About the region

Welcome to the Deux-Sèvres... Our county in the Poitou Charentes is named after two rivers of the same name. The Sèvre Nantaise in the north runs through Nantes and the Sèvre Niortaise in the south which runs through Niort.

The region is rich in Norman architecture with over 300 Romanesques churches. They are celebrated in turn with 150 amazing free Music and Light shows, held in July and August, known as the Nuits Romanes.

Step into the Deux-Sèvres as if you were to discover a garden ......

Enter into The Marais Poitevin recently awarded the Grand site of France, a natural world of waterways making a mosaic of fields, trees and woods. Then explore the "Bocage" hills, laden with orchards, divided by hedges. and finally make your way through the golden plains peppered with cornflowers, poppies and sunflowers . Rivers are everywhere: the Thouet, the Sèvre Nantaise, the Sèvre Niortaise, the Boutonne...

Historically known as Alienor of Aquitaine’s county, it was occupied in the Middle Ages for 100 years by English nobles who built fortified medieval towns and a string of Castles to secure the region and protect the valuable shipments of wine from Poitier’s vineyards to the king’s table.

It is one of the unspoilt touristic regions of France characterised by bright skies, limestone farm buildings and friendly rural villages where you will find excellent regional produce in the markets.


Select the style of B&B or Gite to suit your taste and experience the warm welcome that awaits you... .

Then... discover what makes our region so special... from Wineyards to Marches... never far from the Atlantic coast...

Enjoy... the food, wines and cheeses and explore... the marshland villages of the Marais Poitevin, without missing the world famous tourist park of the Puy du Fou and the spectacular theme park of the Futuroscope near Poitiers.

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