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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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A little piece of heaven

5 of 5
The pictures of this place just can't convey how beautiful this place is. The Gite was fantastic had everything you need for the perfect holiday. It's also bigger than it looks in the photos. Our host Josie was absolutely lovely she was there if you needed her but not at all intrusive. The views are breathtaking and the deck is the perfect place to sit and take in the the sunset. There are also barn owls! We had an amazing holiday here very relaxing and tranquil but also there are lots of things nearby to enjoy. It's ideally situated for Puy du Fou and there are some lovely towns to visit not to mention the restaurants and markets! There was a really good selection of information available in the Gite , where to go, where to eat etc. This is a fabulous place to relax but also has wifi and a pool which kept our son who is 12 more than happy. Would definitely recommend this place without hesitation, you won't be disappointed!
  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017

Peaceful gite set in rural France

4 of 5
The gite was very nice with everything we needed including a log fire for the cool evenings. In fact were moved from the other gite so we could have a fire! The owners were welcoming and aimed to help us have a memorable holiday. Sadly the equipment provided both in the kitchen/ diner and outside were not up to the standard we expected. The cutlery and crockery were miss matched and the loungers were not very comfortable. If these things were to be addressed a score of 5 would be possible. I hope this is helpful.
  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017