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Make a holiday rental gite or property in Deux-Sevres, France your home away from home

The department of Deux-Sevres, France is a landlocked region of Poitou-Charentes in the west of the country. It takes it name from the two separate rivers of the same name which originate in the department. Famed for its breeding and love of horses, Deux-Sevres is a favourite for those looking for a riding holiday in open and varied rural countryside.

Things to do on holiday in Deux-Sevres, France

Exploring the natural delights of Deux-Sevres from a self catering holiday rental is one of the best ways to understand the culture and nature of the department. Luckily, there are many excellent ways of doing this, from the maze of marked footpaths to the numerous stables which adorn the countryside, meaning that walking, riding and cycling holidays thrive. A favourite destination to walk and ride from a self catering property in Deux-Sevres is the marshland National Park at Marais Poitevin.

Many people have fallen in love with the region due to the spectacular fishing which is available. There are abundant rivers and lakes to fish in the department, meaning fishermen are prone to taking a rental gite in Deux-Sevres year after year.

There are many attractions in Deux-Sevres too. The family attraction of Futuroscope is located near Piotiers is a unique attraction with a range of fascination displays for both children and adults alike. The long history of the department has also left much to interest visitors, from the pre-historic Tumulus de Bougon to the Viking battle fields in Puy de Fou.

Deux-Sevres is a place to really enjoy the contemporary culture of France. The annual festivals of Bande Dessinee (featuring contemporary cartoons) in January, Jazz throughout the summer and Marais Poitevin painting contest mean that there are often lively events to see.

No visit to a rental gite in Deux-Sevres would be complete without a tour of one of the famous cognac distilleries which adorn the department.

Places to holiday in Deux-Sevres, France

The Deux-Sevres capital, Niort, is a charming market town. The pedestrianised centre is a great place to find restaurants and shops, and the triangular town hall is well worth investigation from any Deux-Sevres property.

Parthanay is a stunning medieval town which hosts one of the largest and most famous markets in the area. However, if you do not have a special interest in cattle, the town is still a delight to visit if only for the beautifully restored medieval architecture. In particular, the gully of St Jacques holds some of the best, including the Church of St Croix, a fortified Renaissance masterpiece.

Weather in Deux-Sevres, France

Summers in Deux-Sevres are blissfully warm, with daily average temperatures in July and August soaring to around 27°C. The myriad of canals, lakes and rivers are filled with holiday makers and fishermen through out the summer, but cooler winters mean that there is slightly less demand for Deux-Sevres holiday rental properties, but there is still a lot to enjoy in the region.

Flights to Deux-Sevres, France

If you are looking to rent a gite in Deux-Sevres, there are a range of travel options. Flybe provide cheap flights from Gatwick (LGW) to Nantes (NTE), and Ryanair have services running from London Stansted (STN) to Tours, La Rochelle (LRH) and Poitiers (PIS) or the TGV stops at Poitiers via Paris.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Lovely Gite,Peaceful surroundings, great holiday

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Josie provided us with a great welcome pack, varied knowledge of the surrounding areas and great tips on making the most of our time in France. The property was tidy and cosy with a beautiful decking area for surveying the rolling countryside. The chicken and pigs at the bottom of the garden were a highlight. Would recommend a car for excursions, although bikes are provided for local trips. Recommended.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 14-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                      Quirky, traditional gite - perfect for those looking for somewhere quiet and relaxing.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Quirky gite off the beaten track - complete with pool. It proved to be the perfect holiday retreat for our family, with three children aged between 10 and six, wanting to escape and relax. You have the choice of spending your time lounging by the pool & sheltering from the sun on the terrace, or exploring the local nearby towns or villages. We had a wonderful family holiday here, and would consider returning.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                      peace and tranquility

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      My husband and I stayed at maison maurice a couple of weeks ago, the cottage is clean, has everything you need, a fantastically comfortable bed and a lovely shower room. I am in the hospitality industry and feel that most people need the accommodation clean and a good night's sleep, maison maurice ticked these boxes. We also had the use of a hot tub and an above ground swimming pool which was lovely. Richard is warm, welcoming and hospitable, the home made veg and fresh eggs and bread were wonderful.Richard recommended a visit to Oradur sur glane, it took approx 2 hrs to get there but roads are good and it is well worth it. Everthing you could ask for and a bit more, i think you wil be seeing us again Richard .
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016