Top 6 visits to Neuville-de-Poitou

Today, let's go for a walk in the center-west of France: head for the town of Neuville-de-Poitou, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, just 20 km from Poitiers! Whether it's your place of residence or your next vacation destination, the town is full of nice places to discover...

Neuville-de-Poitou ©Ville de Neuville

1. Taste a craft beer at the Brasserie de Bellefois 

Notice to lovers of good beer, the Bellefois Brewery will seduce you! Since 2003, this friendly place has been inviting locals and tourists to come and taste tasty craft beers. Located in the heart of Neuville-de-Poitou, it offers a wide choice of beers made from high quality raw materials.

On the menu: blond beer, white beer, red beer, golden beer, organic beer, traditional beer or even seasonal beer… there is something for everyone. Want to have a drink with a group of friends? Do not miss this essential address in the city. In addition, the Brasserie de Bellefois markets its intoxicating creations. Singly, in cardboard or in a box, it's a gift idea from Poitou that can only please epicureans!

2. Explore the city aboard a Volkswagen Combi

Exploring the town of Neuville-de-Poitou with a touch of fantasy, what do you think? If you like vintage and originality, head to A car Simone ! This unique concept in France offers an excursion aboard a legendary vehicle: the Volkswagen Combi 8 places from 1976 with driver.

With family, lovers or friends, an exciting 2-hour circuit awaits you. Young and old will enjoy this unusual walk to visit many historic places in the city and its surroundings. You will have the choice between 5 routes:

  • In rows of onions: go and meet producers from Nouvelle-Aquitaine and enjoy sweet and savory tastings
  • The cup is full: an aromatic circuit between wine growers and wine merchants to discover all the good wines from Poitou
  • La castle life : a journey to the heart of history, with a visit to real architectural treasures of the surrounding towns
  • The mysteries of Poitou: time to explore Haut-Poitou, its monuments, its lush nature and its thousand and one legends
  • En route to Poitiers : impossible to miss the capital of the Vienne, rich in history like pretty panoramas

A small gourmet break is even planned along the way! At your disposal: seat belts, hydroalcoholic gel and child car seat.

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3. Pick good fresh vegetables at the Jardin des Saveurs

Another good plan in Neuville-de-Poitou: the Garden of Flavors. In this verdant haven of peace grow a thousand and one delicious fruits and vegetables: tomatoes, aubergines, peas, spinach, peppers, cauliflowers, leeks, strawberries, blackcurrants, raspberries, currants...

You will be spoiled for choice. And great news, the Jardin des Saveurs is open to the public on a self-service basis from mid-May to the end of October; the unexpected opportunity to escape the pale lights of the supermarket to stock up on fresh, seasonal ingredients! So, how to shop at the Jardin des Saveurs? Nothing could be simpler: take a basket, walk the paths and follow the signs. They will tell you the products available for picking, their price and how to harvest them optimally.

Then, all you have to do is checkout and that's it. Enjoy your food !

4. Take a guided tour of the Huilerie de Neuville

Now make way for a Poitou specialty: walnut oil.
From grinding to packaging through cooking, pressure, decanting or filtration, it is the result of true know-how. Want to delve into the secrets of its manufacturing?

Direction Neuville Oil Mill, the last of the 13 oil mills in the town of Neuville-de-Poitou. This establishment, founded in 1850, processes nearly 30 tons of kernels each year. Between tradition and modernity, she concocts high quality oils: the emblematic walnut oil, but also hazelnut oil, rapeseed oil, peanut oil... Don't miss a free visit to the Oil Mill de Neuville, with a tasting session on the program!

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5. Buy scented candles from a brand labeled “Poitou”

To relax, dine by candlelight or simply decorate your home, nothing better than the sweet charm of a handmade candle!
So, not a minute to lose to discover the Scents and Light workshop, labeled “Poitou” brand. Run by a passionate craftswoman, the boutique specializes in the handmade manufacture of scented candles. These creations, each prettier than the last, are made in France using natural waxes and perfumes.

Don’t leave Neuville-de-Poitou without discovering one of these little wonders! His creations are also sold at House of Tourism and Terroir in downtown Poitiers.

6. Discover the surroundings of the town

Need a change of scenery ? Many towns around Neuville-de-Poitou are worth a visit! Do not hesitate to take a look at the map of the surroundings…
Renowned for the variety and quality of its wines, Haut-Poitou will delight the most fervent epicureans. This is particularly the opportunity to meet the producers of AOC Haut-Poitou and their 700 hectares of vineyard.

Another nice little town to discover northwest of Poitiers: Mirebeau. You will undeniably enjoy exploring the richness of its historical heritage: from the Saint-André church to the Notre Dame collegiate church, including the Calvary of Gâtine or the chapter house, exciting visits await you!

For more details on the city's must-see places, do not hesitate to inquire at the town hall. We wish you in advance pleasant getaways to Neuville-de-Poitou and its neighboring towns!

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