CherveuxFor nature lovers


A fortified castle, a church, a temple, hiking trails or even a body of water… This is what awaits you in Cherveux! Located 13 km from Niort and Saint-Maixent-l’Ecole, Cherveux is part of an environment conducive to relaxation and discovery.

An ideal setting for hiking

With 3 hiking trails, Cherveux is an ideal destination for walks in the heart of nature. In the heart of the valley, bridges, mills and historic washhouses are to be contemplated during your tours.

The garden "À fleur d'eau"

Covering an area of ​​approximately 5 hectares, the “A Fleur d’eau” garden offers an immersion in the heart of nature and its riches. A free course of 2 hours or more according to your desires where landscaped atmospheres, birdsong, buzzing bees mingle with works of art.

An invitation to disconnect from everyday life to better reconnect with Mother Nature.

A leisure park for everyone!

To enjoy the great outdoors 7 days a week, the Cherveux lake offers many leisure activities accessible free of charge, including: hiking around the lake, children’s games, pétanque. In summer, the site offers supervised swimming where children love to slide down the water slides.
The body of water is also a 1st category fishing area. To you trout and pike!

WoodWakePark 79: Practicing waterskiing in Deux-Sèvres? It’s possible ! A feeling of pure gliding on the body of water in a preserved setting, you can’t refuse!


Tree climbing

The more adventurous are invited to take to the skies at the “Accros” park. From the age of 3, all the members of the family can go in search of thrills. With the help of two zip lines that cross the body of water, flying on the water is almost a reality!


… and an amazing cultural heritage

Château de Cherveux

Classified as a Historic Monument since September 16, 1929, the castle was built in the 15th century by Robert Cunningham, a “Scottish” captain, who, after having served Charles VII, became captain of the guard of Louis XI. Magnificent castral architecture in Deux-Sèvres and extraordinary witness to a forgotten and fascinating past, this castle is a must in the area! A small slate at the entrance to the castle tells you the times and the person to contact for the visit, the tone and the setting are given, the visit is a unique experience!

The dwellings

Built in the same period as the castle where the suzerain then lived, these old residences belonged to the vassals. These dwellings, some of which are perfectly preserved, belong to individuals and are not open to visitors. However, they remain an obligatory point of passage for anyone wishing to discover the history of the town. To better appreciate them, a hiking trail is dedicated to them.

Here you can admire:
–        Logis de Seneuil
–        Château de la Carte : built in the 15th century, it houses a dovecote, a chapel and stables.
–        Logis de la Roche Cantin, private property that has become a gîte and bed and breakfast.
–        Manoir de Vallières, ancient fortress of the 15th century.
–        Château des Francs : built on the site of an ancient fortress. Today, in a landscaped park, the Château des Francs houses a nursing home. A beautiful 16th century dovecote still stands in the park.
–        Logis de Vauvert (current town hall of Cherveux).

St. Peter's Church

Located next to the castle, the Saint-Pierre church was built in the 12th century and underwent major alterations at the beginning of the 20th century. It was during this same period that the stained glass windows were changed; they present a long list of saints. Strolling through the central nave is highly recommended.