Niort, Yesterday and Today

From its historic heart bathed in the river Sèvre Niortaise to the brand new esplanade of the Brèche, this perpetual city of business hides a varied heritage including the imposing keeps built in the XIIth century by Henry II Plantagenet, king of England. Today, this heart beats to the rhythm of street arts during the many festive events which animate the city center and its village districts.