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Niort is a beautiful commune located in Niort intercommunality, Chi canton, Niort arrondissement, Deux-Sevres department, in the Potou Charentes region of France. Niort has a population of about 60,000 residents and an area of 68 square kilometers. The name of the city of Niort comes from Novioritum, the Latin name that the settlement had. The town is located on the Sevre Niortaise River. It is famous for the angelica, because this is an important center where this plant is cultivated and for the insurance companies that have their headquarters in Niort, like Groupama and Banque Populaire. Niort is also the birthplace of famous people like the marquise of Maintenon - Francoise d'Aubigne, poet Louis-Marcelin, football player Mamadou Camara and sociologist Phillippe Besnard. If you visit it, do not miss the next attractions.

Top Attractions within Niort

Donjon de Niort or Chateau de Niort are the names of a medieval castle that you can visit downtown Niort. The impressive building is flanked by two imposing towers. The castle was built in the 15th century. It dominates the Sevre Niortaise Valley and although in the 18th century is was used as a prison, in present this is one of the most interesting attractions of the area.

La Veranda du Dauzac is an European restaurant located in the city center of Niort. This eatery offers dishes of the European cuisine and has amazing specialties that you usually cannot try in most of the restaurants in France. The staff is very helpful and friendly and the atmosphere is relaxing and fun.

Le Diner aux Chandelles is a typical French restaurant located downtown Niort, at 74 Quai Maurice Metayer. The decorations are simple, yet the eatery has a welcoming atmosphere. The large menu includes local delicacies and it is mainly based on products sold by the local farmers of Niort and its surrounding areas.