Deux Sevres is the French department in France’s southwest and home to the source of two rivers; the Sevre Nantiase and the Sevre Niortaise. The Sèvre Niortaise is a 158.4 km long river that provides for some great fishing adventures, parkland, and marshes that are perfect for spotting unusual wildlife. The Sevre Nantiase is a left-bank tributary to the Loire with a total length of 141.8 km. Although a little shorter than her sister, the Sevres Nantiase provides a scenic watershed for canoeing, fishing and other water-based recreation.
Ancient towns, breath-taking chateaus and stunning vineyards with award winning wines.
The ancient fortified town of Parthenay is the closest large town to Pressigny. Along with hypermarkets, shops, bars, restaurants and a Wednesday market, you’ll find a delightful mediaeval quarter waiting to be explored. The Deux Sevres area abounds with Chateaus and abbeys, ideal for many marvellous days out. The Abbey Fontevraux is within a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the stunning walkways and gardens of the ancient monastery now host an on-site cultural centre for concerts, exhibitions and artists’ residences. If wondering through opulent Chateau halls is more to your taste, Chateaux d'Oiron, Chateau de Breze and Chateau De Villandry are all within a reasonable distance to explore. Chateau de Breze’s tunnels and wine will delight young and old. The Chateau de Villandry’s gardens and richly decorated halls and rooms are a beautiful place to spend a day.
Drink in the view while sipping gorgeous local wines.
The closest vineyard is just 10 miles away. You can sample their wines and purchase some as a reminder of your French break. Nantes wine museum is open every day year-round for those who’d like to learn the history of winemaking and drinking in France. The oldest fine sparkling wine house in the Loire Valley – Maison Ackerman – open their doors for cellar visits, tastings, games, art viewing and more. Domaine de Pas de Loup Wines of the Haut-Poitou and Domaine de Villement vineyards are a short drive from Uniquely French’s properties at Pressigny and open their doors for wine tastings, tours and sales.