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Mauzé sur le Mignon - a lively town in "the Green Venice of France"!

The town of Mauzé sur le Mignon can be found nestled happily in the beautiful and unique part of the Poitou-Charentes region that is known as "the Green Venice of France", thanks to the "Marais Poitevin", the inland waterways that are such a feature of the area. Mauzé sur le Mignon is a bustling and lively town, with various markets held every week to give it that essential "Frenchness"!

Supermarket shopping

We all know that you don't choose a French town to live or holiday in on the strength of its supermarkets, but it is always good to know that there is that everyday necessity close to hand. Fortunately Mauzé sur le Mignon has a very handy Intermarche, which is a reasonably priced supermarket that sells pretty much everything you could need, from fresh fruit and veg through to a great selection of wines, as well as wet fish, kitchen utensils and fabulous cheeses!

Smaller shops and markets

The town has plenty of smaller shops too, so if you prefer to buy your bread from an "artisan boulanger", no problem, there is one in town! Market days are Wednesdays and Saturdays, and the biggest and best of the markets takes place every first Wednesday of the month.

Leisures and pleasures

Whether you find pleasure in life by dining out on the wonderful foods and wines of France, or if you are of a more sporty persuasion, you will find that there is something in or close to Mauzé sur le Mignon for you. The town has tennis courts and swimming pool, and there are many other sports available in the region, including golf, horse-riding and go-karting. Then there is always the delightful option of boating on the canals, not exactly energetic but wonderfully relaxing!

The parks and gastronomy of the region

Poitou-Charentes as a whole is very well equipped with theme parks and animal parks, and the gastronomy of the area is renowned for its rich duck products, its delicious goats' cheeses and the alcoholic tipples of pineau and Cognac. Mauzé sur le Mignon has a couple of good restaurants and there are many more to discover and enjoy in the nearby towns and villages.

Out and about

Places of interest near Mauzé sur le Mignon include Poitiers, with its excellent educational theme park of Futuroscope; Bressuire with its ruined feudal castle; the lovely old town of Fontenay le Comte; and the beaches of the Vendée and the Charente-Maritime, all within reach.

How to get there

The airports of Tours and Poitiers are both close enough to Mauzé sur le Mignon to be useful for travelling from the UK. For the budget conscious it is also good to know that both have direct flights from the UK with Ryanair, the cut price airline, keeping flying costs low. The TGV also runs to Poitiers and Tours, from where you can link to a local service or hire a car. Or you can take a ferry, the ferry port of St Malo being around a four-hour drive from the region, with Caen and Cherbourg at about five hours distance. Or you could travel by coach all the way to Tours from London. It's a long option, but a cheap and hassle free way to travel!

Property prices and availability in and around Mauzé sur le Mignon

If you are seeking a property on a budget, this is a great area in which to look. Towns like Mauzé sur le Mignon often offer some real bargains, as prices have not yet reached the levels of better known areas such as the Dordogne and Provence.

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Mauzé sur le Mignon AT A GLANCE

WHERE IS Mauzé sur le Mignon?

Mauzé sur le Mignon is located in western France. It lies in the south-west of the Deux-Sèvres department, right next to the border with the Charente-Maritime 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: 2,380


Access: By air: Fly to Poitiers or Tours. By boat: Take a ferry to St Malo, Caen or Cherbourg.By rail: The TGV runs to Poitiers from where you can link to a local service or hire a car. By road: You will find the town from the A10 or new A180 auto routes.


Economy: The economy is mixed, with agriculture and commerce significant.


Interesting fact: Mauzé sur le Mignon lies in an area known as "the Green Venice of France", thanks to its lovely inland waterways.

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