A miniaturized variation of that of Paris, it was built by the municipal architect Lasseron in the neo-Renaissance style (boxed porch, mullioned windows, roof dormers topped with pediments).
The first stone was laid by the President of the Republic, Félix Faure, in 1897. Construction lasted 4 years. In order to mark the supremacy of secularism over religion, the municipality of the time requested the construction of a belfry which thus hides the bell tower of Notre-Dame.
The municipal coat of arms, located above the clock, represents a donjoned tower and the Sèvre flowing at its feet. Holding the shield, the savages, potential Hercules, symbolize the strength of the walls which defended the city and by extension the economic strength of the city in the Middle Ages.
In 2015, the Niortais common house was included on the additional list of Historic Monuments.

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Place Martin-Bastard
79000 NIORT
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