|• Mayor (2014 - 2020)||Cadet Guy|
|23.90 km2 (9.23 sq mi)|
|• Density||40/km2 (100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||128–218 m (420–715 ft) |
(avg. 190 m or 620 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
Novioialos was a Gaulish site established next to a pagan fountain, and was Christianized under the patronage of Saint-Vivien.
In the eleventh century, the area and the Church belonged to the Viscounts of Rochechouart that created the benedictine Abbaye Saint-Pierre d'Uzerche, the forest was then cleared by the monks of the Priory of Sainte Marie-Madeleine de I'Espinassouze.
All that remains is the apse of the Church, a wall of the chapel of I' Espinassouze and the foundations of the mill.
The Châtellenie of Nieuil passed successively through the noble families Raja, Jaubert, Green Saint, - Marsault – (builders of the first castle) and Perry Fief of the barony of Champagne Mouton, it remained an enclave of Poitou until the French Revolution.
In the 16th century a discovery of iron ore in the forest led to the creation of a forge. The owner, Louis Lavergne Champlaurier was guillotined in 1794, with his wife Victoire.
Nieuil no longer has a railway connection and the closest stations are:
Roumazières-Loubert Railway Station (6 km)
Chasseneuil-sur-Bonnieure Railway Station (7 km)
The closest airport to Nieuil is Angoulême – Brie – Champniers Airport (27 km) however it doesn't have scheduled flights since the airport and its local authority consortium pulled out of a contract with the Ryanair in 2010. Slightly further afield is Limoges Airport which runs daily flights as below
|Air France |
operated by Airlinair
|Ryanair||East Midlands, Liverpool, London-Stansted |
Seasonal: Bristol, Leeds/Bradford
|Twin Jet||Marseille, Nice, Paris-Orly|
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