Laëtitia MATRAY

Project manager - network coordinator Service On Piste - Rossignol Group

The Trail NiortaisLes Venelles de Niort

"To get the day off to a good start, visit the magnificent Niort market hall for a quick coffee and then slowly make your way to the magnificent new Port Boinot.

There's no better way to discover the city than runningthe route not to be missed, the n°6s, the Venelles de Niort.

Florian Monot

Port Boinot

Discover the Port Boinot site, the former Boinot chamois and glove factories. 

The programme 9.26 km and 77m of D+, which isn't much but with climbs and descents all along this magnificent route starting from Port Boinot.

The first part along the Moulin du Roc, along the Sèvre Niortaise through the various parks to the university. The return journey along the quays will take you through the town centre for the first time, with a magnificent first series of staircases not to be missed. As you pass the Pilori, you'll get your first glimpse of the Jardins de la Brèche, which you'll discover a little later.

Next direction the famous Venelles (narrow streets) Médianes and de l'Orient, which you will discover on foot. If you're scared, don't take this section at night !!!!! The return journey along Avenue de Paris is not the most pleasant part of the route, but the Jardins de la Brèche awaits you. Take your time in the gardens to admire the Dames de la Brèche located right next to the cinema and look for the little Buddha on the way down.

It's via rue Ricard and its famous Bronze Dragon you will reach the town centre, passing Les Halles. The final stretch, right in the heart of the town, takes you past Notre Dame church, the law courts and the town hall, then past the Dungeon to reach the quays and Port Boinot.

A magnificent technical course for the more sporty and full of wonderful discoveries for the more curious".

Idea for a Sunday sports day Start the route no. 6 in the morning, then sit down to a good meal at lunchtime along the Quai Métayer at the restaurants La Belle étoile or L'Île O' Crêpesor in the city centre at Hanoï or Bombino, and then take the afternoon to go to bike to discover the Poitevin Marshes.

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