Thouars travel guide
Visit Thouars: Highlights and Tourist Information
IMPORTANT: this is a summary of local highlights. For detailed visitor information see Thouars travel guide
Location: Thouars is situated in the Deux-Sevres department (Poitou-Charentes region) in the western-centre of France at 75 km from Niort, the department capital. (General information: Thouars is 283 km from Paris and 467 km from the port at Calais).
Tourist classifications for Thouars: Village in bloom (fr: ville fleurie); Town of Art and history;
Market days in Thouars: weekly market: Tuesday & Friday all day; (markets take place in the morning unless indicated)
Popular places to visit near Thouars: these include Moncontour, Vienne at 19 km and Aubigne-sur-Layon at 32 km. Oiron Chateau is a listed national monument at 11 km and Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) is a listed religious monument at 12 km. For more places to visit nearby and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.
Photos taken within 10 km
Selected places to visit and attractions near Thouars, FranceSome places that we or our contributors have visited and reviewed and can recommend close to Thouars
Moncontour, Vienne 19km
Chateau de Saumur 32km
Chateau Chinon 40km
See France This Way travel guides for and Poitou-Charentes (the local department and region) for more travel ideas in the area of Thouars.
Note that all distances from Thouars shown above are direct and real driving distances will be greater.
Thouars holidays and travel
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Markets near Thouars
- Thouars: market every Tuesday & Friday all day (0km)
- Montreuil-Bellay: market every Tuesday (17km)
- Airvault: market every Saturday (18km)
- Argenton-Chateau: market every Thursday (18km)
- Loudun: market every Tuesday (23km)
- Doue-la-Fontaine: market every Monday (24km)
- Bressuire: market every Tuesday & Saturday (26km)
- Vihiers: market every Wednesday (31km)
- Thenezay: market every Sunday (32km)
- Saumur: market every Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (32km)
Tourist attractions nearby
Below we show places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Thouars and wondering what to do next! Positions of each of these attractions is shown on the Thouars map below.
Aquarium Aquarium de Loudun (23km)
National Monument Oiron Chateau (11km); Fontevraud Abbey (30km)
Recommended Detour Montreuil-Bellay (18km); Loudun (23km)
Regional Natural Parc Loire-Anjou-Touraine (36km)
Religious Monument Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (12km); Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (16km); Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (18km); Abbaye Notre Dame de Fontevraud (Fontevraud Abbey) (30km); Collegiale Church (Candes-Saint-Martin) (34km); Eglise de Notre Dame (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (40km); Prieuré de Notre-Dame de Cunault (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (40km)
Remarkable Garden Jardin du château de La Mothe (39km)
Ville Fleurie 4* Aubigne-sur-Layon (32km)
Zoo Or Wildlife Park Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (24km)
Map of places to visit near Thouars & Location Information
Distance to Thouars
from Niort (local prefecture): 75 km
from Paris: 283 km
from Calais: 467 km
from Nice: 689 km
from Bordeaux: 240 km
from Strasbourg: 621 km
* distances are direct not by road!
Deux-Sevres is in the western-centre of France. Most visitors will come by car, as an excursion from the Loire Valley or approximately 4 hours from the channel port at Saint-Malo. For driving distances to Thouars from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.
This page in French: Visitez Thouars