Niort - The paths of Sainte-Pezenne
An invitation to explore nature and culture along the river, just a stone's throw from Niort!
In the 4th century, Pezenne, a young nun pursued by a barbarian chieftain, came to a cave to die, exhausted. It is claimed that Clovis, after 507, contributed with his donations to the erection of a sanctuary over the saint's tomb. The original church, built on the site of a temple dedicated to Thor, was rebuilt in the 11th and 12th centuries. The commune, whose church is listed, merged with Niort in 1965. The area has now become an experimental site for disabled access to public spaces.
Have a good walk and remember that you are not alone on the paths you are going to take. We invite you to respect nature: avoid picking flowers and plants, do not leave any rubbish behind, respect inhabited areas, stay on the paths, keep dogs on a leash.
-> Unmarked route