What to do in Loulay

A countryside of culture to discover on foot or by bike

The source of the Trézence is in Loulay, a large rural village between Niort and Saint-Jean-d’Angély; it’s an ideal starting-point for bike rides in the heart of nature.  A number of waymarked itineraries are shown on the planimeter in the village square that feature country lanes for enjoyable family excursions to discover village architecture.  The beautiful wooded park is just right for a snack or picnic in the shade of hundred-year-old trees.  Don’t forget that this is also an ideal spot for games with the children!

Romanesque art, an open book

Around Loulay, you can see far across the undulating plains.  Just a few kilometres away, the Jardin de Sculpture Romane de Lozay has one of the best displays of Romanesque art in our region.  A true open-air museum that is an interesting introduction to Saintongeais Romanesque art. There are complete or partial reworkings of emblematic Saintonge monuments spread through the vegetation.  An ideal starting point for a Romanesque art tour!

An authentic heritage

Don’t ignore the rural heritage when you are visiting Romanesque churches, such as the legendary fountains of Sainte-Radegonde at Courant or the washhouse of Puits Bardon at Lozay …

An unmissable visit to the Museum of the State School in Vergné where you’ll find yourself in a classroom dating from the end of the 19th century doing writing exercises by steel pen!


What to do, what to see in Loulay

Interieure salle de classe musée de Vergné
Musée de l'École publique

Journey to the past to discover the Third Republic school under Jules Ferry in a real classroom with blackboard, ink and pen holder….

Chapelle Sainte Radegonde, vue extérieur
Circuit des Fontaines de Sainte-Radegonde

At the start of Courant, an enchanting hiking trail, punctuated by wash houses, fountains, and wells… originally intimately linked to the 3 miraculous sources according to legend!

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