Arçais et son Grand Port

The Grand Port of Arçais, completely restored, was one of the main places of exchange between the plain and the Sèvre Niortaise valley. Two wooden cranes remind us that in the past the trunks of poplars, transported by water, were hoisted onto the bank.
On the edge of the river port stands a 11th century house (private property visible from the street). The XNUMX warehouses on the ground floor were used for storing goods in transit to Niort and Marans. In its extension, old farms line up along Chemin de la Garenne overlooking both the street and the Minet reach.
A typical village of market garden habitat, Arçais is an ideal starting point for discovering the wet marshes on foot, by boat or by bike. Also worth seeing: houses of the Garenne, lock and old Bourdettes cable lift bridge, Saint-Cyr church and chain boat.

Rankings & Labels

  • Small towns of character
  • Towns and Villages in Bloom



  • Picnic area.
  • Bar cafeteria tea room
  • Coach parking



the Tourist Office
Church Square
79210 ARCAIS
How do I get there?

Was this content useful to you?