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Deux-Sevres France
The Bressuire Area2020-05-18T09:24:30+02:00

THE AREA

Bressuire (dept. 79)

On holiday? House hunting? Or may be you are just passing through? Either way, there are plenty of things to see and do in and around Bressuire. The 56 m renaissance tower of the church of Notre Dame rises high over the town and surrounding countryside. Originating from the 11th Century, the castle dominates the town and is an ideal venue for the many events throughout the year.

As well as being situated in an area of historical interest, Bressuire is within easy reach of the Loire Valley, the Marais Poitevin, Futuroscope, Le Puy du Fou and the renowned fishing centre of Pescalis.

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Places to Visit

Puy du Fou: In a picturesque park of over 40 hectares, you will discover the history of the Vendée. Experience the invasion of a Viking camp, watch gladiators chariot racing in a roman amphitheatre. Visit a reproduction of a 19th century commune. Enjoy breathtaking displays of falconry, jousting, horse riding acrobatics and much more.

Travel time: 40 mins

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Puy du Fou Vendee

The Loire Valley: Famous for its châteaux and wines, the Loire Valley offers also some exceptional scenery. Some towns worth a visit: Saumur with the Cadre Noir (National School of Horsemanship). Chinon and its medieval castle. (45mins) – also the unique gardens of Villandry.

Travel time: 1h 45mins

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Cadre Noir Saumur France

Marais Poitevin: A maze of waterways & luxuriant vegetation. There are many villages, tow paths and quay sides. Coulon is cited as one of the most beautiful villages in France. Take a trip on a guided punt or be more adventurous and go it alone!

Travel time: 45 mins

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Marais Poitevin, Deux-Sevres

Pescalis: Situated near Moncoutant, this fishermans’ paradise offers over 150 hectares of lakes. It is Europe’s premier fishing and nature centre and open to beginner and enlightened amateur. All types of fish are available.

Travel time: 25 mins

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pescalis fishing lakes

Futuroscope: A Hi-tech experience with adventures on land, sea & in outer space using the latest projection system technology.

Travel time: 1hr 15 mins

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Futuroscope Poitiers
Mervent (Forest): situated on the banks of a lake in the middle of a magnificent forest, this area has something to offer everyone – walking, rock climbing, horse riding, mountain biking etc. Enjoy the richness of the surroundings, suitable for a picnic. Sample the fabulous crêpes (pancakes) in the Château de la Citardière. Visit the old mining centre of Faymoreau, look at the collection of crystalline rocks and the beautiful contemporary stained glass windows in the miners’ chapel.


Travel time: 40 mins

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Mervent forest
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