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Argenton les Vallées - small and authentic yet well equipped

Argenton les Vallées is a great little place to find a property in an attractive part of the Deux Sèvres. The town is small and authentic, yet offers all everyday amenities. And it's got easy access to the larger town of Bressuire for more shopping and restaurants. Its pretty lake is an added attraction, offering leisure facilities and a restaurant for balmy summer days and evenings out.

Heritage of Argenton les Vallées

The town dates back to mediaeval times. Its heritage includes the ruins of the castle, the ancient Bridge of Cadoret, the Church of Saint Gilles (a classified historical monument), the chapel of the old castle and a windmill.

Shops and amenities found in the town

In town you'll find a good sized supermarket and local shops and services including bakers, chemists, hairdressers, banks, a petrol station and medical and dental practitioners. The town has a small market held on Thursday mornings, but there's a much larger market held in neighbouring Bressuire on Tuesdays.

Activities to enjoy around Argenton les Vallées

Argenton les Vallées has a great outdoor swimming pool, and also a lovely leisure lake on the edge of town. At the lake you can enjoy various water sports and then relax in the friendly bar/restaurant afterwards. There's also a lakeside beach for sunbathing and a children's playground. The surrounding area offers the chance to enjoy walking, horse-riding, fishing and golf.

Explore the canals of the Marais Poitevin by boat

The Poitou-Charentes region is richly packed with things to do and places to see. Take a boat trip along the tree-lined canals of the Marais Poitevin, known as the Green Venice, or spend a day exploring the Deux Sèvres' departmental capital of Niort. Going a little further away from the town, Poitiers is a great city to visit, whether you go for the heritage of the historical quarter, the theme park of Futuroscope or the shopping and dining. Also in the region, you can take time to discover hundreds of varieties of monkeys roaming almost free in the Vallée des Singes.

How to get there

Choices of airports for arriving in the area include Nantes, Poitiers, Tours and La Rochelle. If you prefer rail travel the easiest thing to do is to take the TGV from Paris to Poitiers. Finally, drivers can find Argenton les Vallées on the D748 or D759, near to the N149.

Property prices and availability in and around Argenton les Vallées

The Deux Sèvres is a real happy hunting ground for bargain property, and Argenton les Vallées is no exception. 2012 offers properties from just 39,500 Euros.

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Argenton les Vallées AT A GLANCE

WHERE IS Argenton les Vallées?

Argenton les Vallées is situated in the west of France. It lies in the north of the Deux Sèvres department.

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IN THE REGION OF POITOU-CHARENTES

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IN THE DEPARTMENT OF DEUX-SÈVRES

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Population: 1,588


Access: By air: Fly to Nantes, Poitiers, Tours or La Rochelle. By rail: You can get the TGV from Paris to Poitiers if you want to travel by rail. By road: The town is found near the N149 (non toll motorway) on the D748/D759.


Economy: The economy is mainly agricultural. Small commerce is present.


Interesting fact: Argenton les Vallées used to be known as Argenton le Château.

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