Fontenay le Comte, city of art and history

If the hydraulic architecture of Fontenay le Comte, in the Marais Poitevin, worth a detour around a boat ride, the interest of the city is renowned for its remarkable facades of the 16th century witnessed the age of golden Renaissance.
The ancient capital of Lower Poitou treasure trove of indicating a rich history: The classical period marks the urban development in relation to the Counter-Reformation contributing to the restructuring of the city around the Rue Royale.
The Notre Dame, instead Belliard, Baron Park, the Fountain of the 4 Tias, the Museum of Fontenay, the Castle of Newfoundland … evoke the grandeur and prosperity of the city during the Renaissance.
Now ranked among the « most beautiful detours in France, » and listed among the national network « Cities of Art and History, » Fontenay le Comte presents a diverse program of cultural and tourism throughout the years.

What to do
– The Heritage Entertainment for adults and children offered throughout the year by the municipal
– Cultural events: The space René Cassin, the contemporary course, the Festival of Ricochets …

To visit:
– Castle of Newfoundland – Fontenay le Comte
– The Museum of Fontenay le Comte
– ART 39
– The Parcabout
– The areas of the city, its gardens, parks …

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