Discover Niort from our hotel,
Beautifully located on the banks of the Sèvre, the town combines peaceful life with its landscaped green spaces and exceptional architectural heritage.
Designated French capital of biodiversity in 2013, Niort is above all a town respectful of its environment and the well-being of its inhabitants. The development of the banks of Sèvre with its green current is a good example, more recently the inauguration of the bucolic and safe Chemin du Vivier which connects the northern suburbs to the town center on foot or by bike . The green current will take you to the heart of the green Venice where you will appreciate the beauty and charm of the landscapes of the Poitevin marshes.
Niort, also known as the "Floral town" and "Art and crafts town" invites you to meet the craftsmen at 36 quai des Arts, an address that will enable you to discover the creative diversity of the professionals of crafts with ancestral know-how .
The tour of the town can start with a walk on the bridge in the center where you can admire a superb panorama. On the meanders of the river, shelters just in front of the keep, a small island, Fort Foucault, the vestiges of a 12th century castle.
The Bernard d'Agesci Museum, one of the most important museums in the greater West, is also worth a visit. It offers visitors three sections : Fine Arts, Natural History and the conservatory of schooling and teaching methods. You can also see one of the few national painting restoration workshops.
Finally the market hall of Niort, a real cast iron cathedral of glass and steel erected in 1869, also deserve a detour not only for its superb Baltard style but also for its specialties and regional delicacies.
Some sightseeing and leisure ideas near the Atoll Hotel:
- Former Boinot factories of leather-gloves on the banks of Sèvre
- The gardens of the Brèche, theater of musical and cultural events, in the heart of the town where you will find green spaces, terraces, restaurants ...
- The Blue Green Golf Niort-Romagné
- LAthletes can take a 53 km loop formed by old rural roads of around the town and admire the landscapes of plains, pastures and marshes
- Lake Chassenon Recreation Center 28 km