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Niort, ancient hometown of the Plantagenêt dynasty

Located in Western France, the city of Niort, marked by the presence of the Plantagenêt family, is definitively a place to be experienced. If you are looking for the charm of a relaxed and positively French way of life, you know you will get it all in Niort.

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Dominating the Sèvre Niortaise river, you cannot miss the medieval twin keeps. Steming from the Romanesque era, they are the remnants of an old gigantic castle. Built by Henri II Plantagenêt to mark his presence on the new domains that his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine gave him through their marriage.

The medieval side of Niort is definitely a highlight for the lovers of old european architecture. Take a moment to enjoy the beauty of the place du Pilori as well as the fort Foucault.

But you might also enjoy very much the pretty modern touch of the covered market called the Halles.

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Brive to fontenay le compte We want to travel in June from Brive to Niort. by train. Then we would need to return to the uk finishing at St Pancras, London . Please could you advise how we may arrange this. Jenny Hayden

Jennifer H. | 2014/02/14 answered | 3 Comments

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  • Value for money
    Delayed 2 hours | Dale a. | 2014/12/24
    "This train was stuck for two hours and as a non French speaking tourist it was extremely disappointing that none of the announcements were in English to inform what was going on. When you've been traveling from New Zealand for the best part of a day, rude French staff is all you need. I'll hire a car next time, it would have been cheaper as well. "

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    OK | Anthony m. | 2014/06/02
    "Tickets were booked in advance and still quite expensive. "

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    Trip CDG-Poitiers | Niels Peder m. | 2014/05/03
    "The trains were on time.There were no problems to find our seats and everything worked well. But in the buffet-coach the menucard promised more than it could keep. It was rather poor. "

  • Aussies in Spain | . | 2012/11/12
    "Good trip for 16 Aussies after a week on the Canal du Midi. Trains fast and convenient, wish we had them in OZ. Guess there's not enough people for such a grand project, Lyn Daly "