Argenton-Chateau tourism and travel guide

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Visit Argenton-Chateau: highlights and tourist information

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Argenton-Chateau is situated in the Deux-Sevres department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the western-centre of France at 73 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Argenton-Chateau is 295 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Thouars at 18 km and Aubigne-sur-Layon at 25 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Argenton-Chateau, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Argenton-Chateau in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


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Map of places to visit near Argenton-Chateau

Markets in and near Argenton-Chateau

Market days in Argenton-Chateau: weekly market: Thursday;

  • Argenton-Chateau: market Thursday (0km)
  • Bressuire: market Tuesday & Saturday (16km)
  • Thouars: market Tuesday & Friday all day (18km)
  • Vihiers: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Mauleon: market Friday (24km)
  • Doue-la-Fontaine: market Monday (27km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Airvault: market Saturday (30km)
  • Thouarce: market Tuesday (31km)
  • Chemille: market Thursday (33km)

More information about Argenton-Chateau, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Argenton-Chateau, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Argenton-Chateau.


  • Aquarium de Loudun (41km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Montreuil-Bellay (28km)
  • Loudun (41km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Loire-Anjou-Touraine (49km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (27km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (30km)
  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (33km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (43km)
  • Prieuré de Notre-Dame de Cunault (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (43km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Fontevraud (Fontevraud Abbey) (44km)
  • Collegiale Church (Candes-Saint-Martin) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc oriental de Maulévrier (22km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (50km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Puy de Fou (38km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (26km)
  • Fauconnerie du Puy du Fou (falconry) (37km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Argenton-Chateau

Canton: Argenton-Château

Arrondissement: Bressuire

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79150

Distance to Argenton-Chateau

from Niort (prefecture): 73 km

from Paris: 295 km

from Calais: 472 km

from Nice: 705 km

from Bordeaux: 239 km

from Strasbourg: 638 km

Getting here

Argenton-Chateau 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 Argenton-Chateau from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Boesse, Etusson, La Chapelle-Gaudin, La Coudre, Le Breuil-sous-Argenton, Moutiers-sous-Argenton, Saint-Clementin, Saint-Maurice-la-Fougereuse, Sanzay and Ulcot.

This page in French: Visiter Argenton-Chateau