There are three sofas and chairs,satellite tv,video player,a selection of videos and books and a music centre. ) It has several fine restauraunts,and a good range of shops. Count Henry of Anjou married Eleanor of Aquataine and became King of England in 1154,their son was Richard the Lion Heart.
It is listed as a `monument historique`and guided tours by its present owner Francois Redien are available. NIORT,a half an hour away by car, was originally a Gallo-Roman town called Novioritum. ) It has several fine restauraunts,and a good range of shops.
CLICK ON ANY PHOTO FOR A LARGER IMAGE. The Deux- Sevres is the next "departement" inland from the Vendee and below the Loire in the region of Poitou Charente,western France. The capital city is Niort, an attractive city with good shops ,and a large indoor /outdoor market held twice weekly.
The kitchen is fully equipped,and the dining area seats eight in comfort. Dating from the 12th century when it was a fortified mound it has grown over the centuries into a fortified and moated Chateau. NIORT,a half an hour away by car, was originally a Gallo-Roman town called Novioritum.
(Sadly,the bar/restauraunt,water slide and other facilities are temporarily closed). It is so called because of the two rivers running through it,the Sevre Nantaise in the north,and the Sevre Niortaise in the south,the summer climate is very similar to that of the Mediterranean with long hot summers. The area is also famous for its huge variety of goats cheeses,and has a local speciality wine called `Pineau`,originating from monks who put wine into casks which had previously held cognac.