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An old town for the young

Bressuire lies in western France in the region of Poitou-Charentes and the department of Deux Sèvres. It is an old town with a population of 20,000, well supplied with beautiful and architecturally interesting buildings. Bressuire is also known as a town with a large youth population and is well supplied with schools and other facilities for young people. This makes it a good choice for property seekers with children. Bressuire is exceptionally well placed for excursions, as it is within easy reach of the beautiful beaches of the Atlantic coast, as well as man made attractions such as Futuroscope at Poitiers. Horse-riding, swimming and many other activities are available in or near Bressuire.

Cattle and Castles

The region of Poitou-Charentes is famous as a breeding ground and producer of fine cattle. The land is fertile and green, with gently rolling pastures and shady wooded areas, making it some of the most idyllic countryside in France. The ruined castle of Bressuire is a 'must see' if you are in the town, as it is considered to constitute the finest collection of feudal ruins in the Poitou Charente. A modern château stands within the grounds these days, but there is still much of the original castle left to view.

A market to savour

Tuesday is the most important day of the week in Bressuire, as in many other French towns. Tuesday is market day, the day when all the townspeople take their baskets and head for the market stalls to buy fresh local produce and to pass the time of day with stallholders and other shoppers as they go. One stall worth a visit here is the 'Miel' stall, where locally produced honey and honey products are sold. The unusual paste made from honey mixed with hazelnut butter is absolutely delicious!

How to get there

There are several possibilities to choose from if you wish to travel to Bressuire by air. As the region grows in popularity more airlines are flying to local airports from the UK, which is great news for those who wish to relocate to the area, or who are seeking holiday properties here. Ryanair, the budget airline, flies into Tours, La Rochelle and Poitiers. Flybe, Air France and BA all offer services from UK airports into Nantes. The TGV service runs from the Channel Tunnel into Poitiers.

Property and prices in and around Bressuire

Property in Bressuire still represents good value for money, despite an increase in prices in recent years. The area is no longer undiscovered, but it is not yet saturated either, so if you are considering buying property in the Deux-Sèvres you should take a look in Bressuire …but don't hang around!

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Bressuire AT A GLANCE

WHERE IS Bressuire?

Bressuire is found in the centre west of France, just inland from the Atlantic coast. It is built on a tributary of the River Argenton, in the Deux-Sèvres department in the north of the Poitou Charentes.

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Poitou-Charentes Guide

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Deux-Sèvres Guide

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Population: 20,000

Access: There are several options for air travel, including flights from the UK to Nantes, La Rochelle, Poitiers, and Tours. The TGV runs from the Channel tunnel to Poitiers.

Economy: The economy of the area is typically agricultural. The rich pasturelands around Bressuire are an ideal breeding ground for the cattle for which the area is famous. There is also trade in wooden and woollen goods.

Interesting fact: The coat of arms for Bressuire shows a double-headed eagle, which is thought to represent vigilance and security from attack. It is significant, however, that Bressuire was once captured by the English!

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