Sitting on a promontory, the town, grouped around its church, is surrounded by a large loop of the Sèvre Niortaise. Moreover, its Latin name, Scissoe aquae, is thus linked to the existence of four ancient fords. Saziacum is mentioned in 989 regarding a reconciliation between the Duke of Aquitaine William IV and his wife Emma. The shell, sculpted to the right of the old south door of the sanctuary, reminds us that Sciecq is located on one of the secondary routes of the Way of Saint-Jacques de Compostela. In this natural enclosure, its landscape – the miniature meeting of the plain, the marsh and the bocage – and its river heritage are an invitation to refreshing rural walks.

To see: Ste-Marie-Madeleine church (partly from the 12th century), Château des Loups (neo-Renaissance, private), mills, two wash houses and chain boat linking Sciecq to Mursay castle.


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