Sitting on a promontory, the village, grouped around its church, is tightened by a wide loop of the Niortaise Sèvre. Moreover, its Latin name, Scissoe aquae, is thus to be linked with the existence of four ancient fords. Saziacum is mentioned in 989 about a reconciliation between the Duke of Aquitaine William IV and his wife Emma. The shell, carved to the right of the ancient south gate of the sanctuary, recalls that Sciecq is placed on one of the secondary tracks of the Way of Santiago de Compostela. In this natural setting, its landscape - the miniature meeting of the plain, the marsh and the bocage - and its river heritage are an invitation to refreshing country walks.

To see: Ste-Marie-Madeleine church (partly from the 12th century), Château des Loups (neo-Renaissance, private), mills, two wash houses and chain boat linking Sciecq to the castle of Mursay.

Sciecq - 79000 SCIECQ

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