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Visit Avon: highlights and tourist information

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Avon 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 36 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Avon is 327 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire at 20 km and Melle at 21 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Avon, 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 Avon 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 Avon

Markets in and near Avon

  • Rouille: market Friday (6km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (8km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (13km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (17km)
  • Vivonne: market Saturday (21km)
  • Melle: market Friday (21km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (23km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (23km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (29km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (31km)

More information about Avon, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Avon, France

What to do at Avon? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Avon.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (12km)
  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (41km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (11km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (35km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (35km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (40km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (41km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (47km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (48km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (21km)
  • Laverré (27km)
  • La Guyonnière (28km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (31km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (21km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (27km)
  • Zoodyssée (40km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Avon

Canton: Mothe-Saint-Héray

Arrondissement: Niort

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79800

Distance to Avon

from Niort (prefecture): 36 km

from Paris: 327 km

from Calais: 526 km

from Nice: 644 km

from Bordeaux: 178 km

from Strasbourg: 632 km

Getting here

Avon 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 Avon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bougon, Exoudun, Pamproux, Rouille and Saint-Sauvant.

This page in French: Visiter Avon

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