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Arçais: a village maraîchin which has of the character!

Family Frédéric - assistant base de données et TIC By Frédéric - assistant base de données et TIC, the 13 April 2018


While the spring has hardly just appeared, Agnès Dupont Brillatz, guide-speaker, proposes you every Monday of the year a guided tour of Arçais, typical village maraîchin certified "Small City of Character".
Let us hand over at the moment to Agnès so that she reveals you a little more. 

Agnès, you can, in a few words, to present us "I Looks" ?
I created my small company "I Look at all my senses" to give the ways to the visitors whom I accompany during my guided tours to light their look. They are so actors of their discoveries. The mention "of all my senses" indicates that I create guided tours for all and whatever are their handicaps.

What are your radiuses of action on the territory of the Urban area of Niortais?
I create guided tours in Niort and in cities and villages of the Swamp from Poitou, mainly those who possess the label "Small Cities of Character". I wish to guide in other cities and villages which possess a small heritage witness of the human identities.

What are the main places which you will present on every Monday, during 1 hour?

I present every Monday, of 16 hour at 5 pm, allowing exception, village of Arçais, certified "Small Cities of Character" : The big port and the small ports, the wooden cranes, the big lodging house of the recently restored XIXth century, the towpath, the village square and his church, former Poste-Télégraphe-Téléphone, the exceptional brooms ...

In your opinion, why Arçais, in the same way as Coulon, received girl's label Quoted from Character?

These cities and villages meet the requirements of the charter "Small Cities of Character". They are small-sized and are situated in protected areas. They possess a homogeneous and quality architectural heritage and especially they benefit from a social and economic life independent from the tourism.
Arçais is at the heart of the Regional Natural reserve of the Swamp from Poitou which belongs to the Big Sites of France. I invite you to discover this nugget which it is necessary to know how to reveal and appreciate.

To incite the desire, you can summarize the history of the most identity site of the village?

"Archaïcum" was protected by a strong house on the cultivated plain. In the XVIIth century, he knew how to turn his look to Sèvre Niortaise below and create his port to exploit the advantages of the river. This is the way you will discover a maraîchin village, secret and exceptional, in perfect harmony with the water.

Meeting on Monday, April 16th, at 4 pm.

8 € a person and free for least than 12 years.
On reservation in the Tourist Office of Niort-swamp Poitevin in or The meeting place will be communicated to you when the registration will be recorded.



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