terra aventura Bressuirais

Highly-original: travel through history with Tèrra Aventura in Bressuire

Fancy an incredible treasure hunt in a medieval setting? Head off to Bressuire to do the must-not-miss trail of the castle. And it’s totally free!

1. Must-not-miss: Bressuire Castle

le château de Bressuire, capitale du Bocage en Deux-Sèvres

Welcome to the Bocage Bressuirais located 1h30 from the Marais Poitevin, from the Futuroscope and from the Puy du Fou. To get your trip to this region off to a great start, make sure you don’t miss Bressuire Castle. This castle, built in the 11th century by the Lords of Beaumont, has kept most of its fortifications comprising 700 m of ramparts and 38 towers. Stroll freely through the landscaped gardens around the ramparts and admire the breathtaking vistas over the town. A highly-original must-see here are the goats which tend to the surrounding area! When you visit the castle, you may also take in the temporary painting, photo and sculpture exhibitions (for free) which are regularly organized in the 19th-century seigniorial dwelling.

For those of you who love treasure hunts, you can head off on a Tèrra Aventura trail, the free made in Nouvelle-Aquitaine game. Here the quest takes you on a wonderful stroll known as “Sir Beaumont and his castle”.

On the agenda for budding adventurers: 1.5 km and a free one-hour geocaching session for all the family. Start off in front of the castle’s main door to follow in the footsteps of the Lord of the premises. Zabeth, one of Tèrra Aventura’s key characters and, above all, queen of History investigations, will be your guide for this adventure. The trail is a little rugged but the kids will love it, especially when they get to meet the goats!

If you’re a fan of the Middle Ages and castles, another must-not-miss is the fortified castle of Saint Mesmin in Saint-André-sur-Sèvre, west of Bressuire Castle. Especially during summer when there are loads of activities for children, it becomes kids’ kingdom!

2. Favourite event, the Highland Games

Bressuire Castle is also the magnificent backdrop for a one-of-a-kind, world-class event which takes place every 2 years in June: the Highland Games.

Perhaps you’ve never heard of the Highland Games? These are traditional Scottish games of strength. Since 2003, enthusiasts of these games have placed Bressuire on the European and international stage for this Scottish tradition. And, it’s a real competition which takes place with events such as: stone shot put (light and heavy), weight for height and tossing the caber. The sports events are complemented by Celtic music and dance enjoyed by thousands of spectators who head to Bressuire every two years especially for this weekend. Save the date for the next Games: 12 and 13 June 2021.

Did you know?
There’s another Tèrra Aventura trail in the Bocage but this time round it’s a heritage and medieval one and takes place in Mauléon, "Petite Cité de Caractère" “ Villages and Small Towns of Character” label), just 20 minutes from Bressuire on the road to Nantes.

The town of Mauléon, perched on its rocky spur, has preserved some of its medieval fortifications. La botte secrète” (“The Secret Boot”) trail covers 3 km with 1 to 2h gameplay around Saint-Jouin Church and the district where the tanners worked. Noble companions, will you discover the secret boots? Zéroïk, Terra Aventura’s highly-temperamental character, will help you out. Good luck!

Les chèvres de Bressuire

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Fruitière de Mizauderie

Since 2009, Patrick Gibeaud has been a producer of apples, pears and stone fruits in Le Beugnon, in Gâtine



It also offers fruit juices. It sells its products through direct sales and short circuits, at markets or through local associations.



Sale to individuals only apples, pears from September to April



Markets: NIORT: Thursday and Saturday mornings.



The activity was done with a low chemical input practice before the organic conversion in 2015. The estate has been certified organic since 2015.



Contact by mail: patrick.gibeaud0666@hotmail.fr

Lieu Dit Mizaudrie Rte de Secondigny - Le Beugnon 79130 BEUGNON-THIREUIL
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Etangs communaux du Beugnon

At the communal ponds, enjoy two ponds suitable for fishing. Labelled as a family course by the Fishing Federation. Fishing shelters. Pontoon for people with disabilities. No-kill fishing, you must have a fishing card (information on www.peche-en-deux-sevres.com). For families, playground and picnic tables available.

79130 BEUGNON-THIREUIL
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La Rosette des Prés

Pigs love to run, exercise, turn the earth and roll around in the mud... they can enjoy their favourite pastimes all the time. It's good for their health and well-being.



Our butchers and cooks all share the values of authenticity, work well done in the "rules of the art". Our cutting and cooking workshop built in 2004 allows us to prepare the meats in the best conditions.



Meat and charcuterie from free-range pigs raised on the farm, delicatessen, blue-white heart label



On-site boutique open: Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday morning 9am-1pm



In addition purchases of local products such as flour, paste, lentils, kinoa, honey, apple juice, beers



On orders: collection of goods from Monday to Wednesday



Halles de NIORT: Thursday and Saturday: shop at market time in MENDES from Monday to Saturday from 9.00 am to 7.30 pm.

La Chevallerie 79160 FENIOUX
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La Ferme de la Martinière

Goat breeders, Marie Ristor and Romain Le Dret are starting a craft brewery

Installed since 2019 at the Martinière farm in Vernoux-en-Gâtine, Marie and Romain raise 220 goats on 45 hectares

Their adventure in organic breeding has given ideas to these foam lovers. An amateur brewer since 2013, Romain wanted to move on and diversify the farm's activity. Just like the food for their animals, the components of the famous drink come from their farm

The necessary barley is grown on site. The seed is sent to a malting plant to be recuperated later. Only the hops do not come from the farm.

For the moment, a blonde, an amber and a brown beer have been brewed. A second blonde beer is in the pipeline.

Apart from the markets, the beers are also sold directly at the farm, on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons.

Lieu-dit La Martinière 79240 VERNOUX-EN-GATINE
Du 01/01/2024 au 31/12/2024
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Les Saveurs de Gâtine

In the centre of the Gâtine, the EARL les Saveurs de Gâtine welcomes you to discover its vegetable greenhouses and apple orchards.

The farm shop is open all year round on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9am to 12pm and on Fridays from 9am to 3pm to 6.30pm

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Brasserie Louis et Marguerite

The farm brewery offers you organic and traditional beers. Our beers are brewed from the cereals that we cultivate (barley, corn, wheat...) since 1961 making them unique. 6 beers of character : Blonde, white, triple, golden blonde, brown and 5 cereals are already available. All you have to do is discover them.



Brewing workshop, visit, introduction to beerology, creation of custom-made beers for your events. Discover our activities linked to the brewery farm and our local and organic beers.

You are a fan of craft beers and curious to discover more about the Craft? You want to spend a unique moment in total immersion at the brewery farm? You have the soul of a brewer? You want to offer an unforgettable gift? The Louis & Marguerite workshops offer you the possibility to brew your own beer.

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