Niort
The Essential
Interesting
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.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Niort

Le Pilori
Le Pilori
This curious building, the former town
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Bernard-d'Agesci Museum
Bernard-d'Agesci Museum
This restored museum honours Niort
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Keep of Niort
Keep of Niort
This was the main section of a fortified
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Notre-Dame church
Notre-Dame church
Jagged pinnacles stand on the square
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Rue du Pont
Rue du Pont
Françoise d'Aubigné, granddaughter of
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Coulee Verte
Coulee Verte
This area, composed of the Quai de la
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