Echiré : patrimoine industriel et gastronomique

Discover the town of Echiré and its culinary specialty: butter!

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Cultural, Historical


The town perhaps takes its name from Scauriacum, domain of the Gallo-Roman Scaurius. Located between the Gâtinais bocage and the Niortaise plain, it is sculpted by the valley and the 18 kilometers of meanders of the Sèvre Niortaise regulated by 8 roadways and has 45 estates and 7 mills in 1716. Installed in 1894 in a former flour mill, The Laiterie Coopérative d'Echiré is today the market leader in quality butter. With a nutty taste, its Charentes-Poitou AOC butter has been served at the Elysée since René Coty (1956), at Buckingham Palace and in the Principality of Monaco and the Poitou chef Joël Robuchon uses it in his famous mash. In 2003, the company received the prize for best French exporter awarded by the London Chamber of Commerce.

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DifficultyEasyDuration01hDistance3,3 km
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