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To know before you go in Niort !

Head of the department of Deux-Sèvres, the city of Niort is dynamic and resolutely turned towards ecology.

Located about fifty kilometers from La Rochelle, Niort has a little over 55,000 inhabitants. She is known for hosting the majority of the seats of French mutual insurance.

Many visits are possible thanks to Niort and medieval religious monuments that mark the city. With its pedestrian streets and shops, Niort is also a city "where life is good."


Niort, green and medieval city

Gradually replacing its car parks by greenery and rolling his bus rapeseed oil, Niort seduced by this sense of "nature in the city." Niort is perfectly equipped for a bike ride more enjoyable. Stroll on the "white roads" and discover beautiful green landscapes.

Niort is a historic city with monuments of beauty to admire during your stay in the Green Venice. The dungeon of Eleanor of Aquitaine, dating from the twelfth century and overlooking the river, is one of the finest novels dungeons France.

Among the tourist sites in the city include the Museum of Agesci Bernard, Les Halles, the mill Boinot, Ecomuseum Cognac, instead of Brescia (the largest square in western France) and the Pillory.

Exploring the Marais Poitevin

During a walk on foot or by bike, enjoy all the charms of the Marais Poitevin. Let yourself be enchanted by the landscapes of conches, ditches and canals! Discover charming villages as maraîchins Amuré, Coulon or Magné.

The Marais Poitevin is the second wetland France after the Camargue. Veritable Sistine Chapel of greenery, it is the ideal place for a boat ride to discover all the treasures of nature living ...

Many activities

Enjoy your stay in Niort you engage in sports or cultural activities with family or friends! Cycling and horse riding, boating, fishing ... The Marais Poitevin is a paradise for outdoor activities!

To delve into this exceptional natural environment, visit the Marais Poitevin House!



Tourist Office :

Rue du 14 juillet - 79000 NIORT

Telephone : 33 (0)5 49 24 18 79

Town Hall :

1 Pl Martin Bastard - 79000 NIORT

Telephone : 33 (0)5 49 78 79 80

Hospital :

5 rue Notre-Dame - 79000 NIORT

Telephone : 33 (0)5 49 24 27 49

Library :

Pl. Chanzy - 79000 NIORT

Telephone : 33 (0)5 49 06 58 63

Cognac Ecomuseum :

Logis des Bessons - 79000 NIORT

Telephone : 33 (0)5 46 94 98 22

Maison du Marais Poitevin :

5 Pl. de la coutume - 79000 NIORT

Telephone : 33 (0)5 49 35 81 04

Donjon :

Rue Duguesclin - 79000 NIORT

Telephone : 33 (0)5 49 28 14 28