Availles-Thouarsais tourism and travel guide

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Visit Availles-Thouarsais: highlights and tourist information

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Availles-Thouarsais 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 64 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Availles-Thouarsais is 290 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Moncontour, Vienne at 10 km and Thouars at 14 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Availles-Thouarsais, 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 Availles-Thouarsais in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Deux-Sevres

Map of places to visit near Availles-Thouarsais

Markets in and near Availles-Thouarsais

  • Airvault: market Saturday (4km)
  • Thouars: market Tuesday & Friday all day (14km)
  • Thenezay: market Sunday (18km)
  • Loudun: market Tuesday (24km)
  • Parthenay: market Wednesday all day (25km)
  • Mirebeau: market Wednesday & Saturday (26km)
  • Bressuire: market Tuesday & Saturday (27km)
  • Argenton-Chateau: market Thursday (27km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay: market Tuesday (30km)
  • Vouille: market Saturday (34km)

More information about Availles-Thouarsais, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Availles-Thouarsais, France

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


  • Aquarium de Loudun (24km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Loudun (24km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay (30km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Loire-Anjou-Touraine (46km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (3km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (4km)
  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (7km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Fontevraud (Fontevraud Abbey) (39km)
  • Collegiale Church (Candes-Saint-Martin) (43km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (57km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (24km)
  • La Guyonnière (32km)
  • Les jardins du château du Rivau (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (39km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Availles-Thouarsais

Canton: Airvault

Arrondissement: Parthenay

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79600

Distance to Availles-Thouarsais

from Niort (prefecture): 64 km

from Paris: 290 km

from Calais: 478 km

from Nice: 677 km

from Bordeaux: 227 km

from Strasbourg: 620 km

Getting here

Availles-Thouarsais 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 Availles-Thouarsais from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Airvault, Irais, Saint-Generoux and Tessonniere.

This page in French: Visiter Availles-Thouarsais