Go off the tourist track and rent a villa in Deux Sevres for your holiday. The region has miles of countryside to explore on foot, by boat, bike, horseback or even from the sky in a glider or hot air balloon! The beautiful rivers, wooded valleys like Sevre Nantaise and Thouet and man-made lakes for swimming and fishing offer a varied rural landscape. The sandy beaches of the Atlantic coast are also within easy reach. As is typical in France, food in Deux Sevres is exceptional with the area famed for its butter, cheeses and very good local wines. Self catering villas offer you the chance to take full advantage of local produce so be sure to seek out the weekly markets that take place in Niort and other smaller towns in the area.