Azay-sur-Thouet tourism and travel guide

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Visit Azay-sur-Thouet: highlights and tourist information

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Azay-sur-Thouet 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 34 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Azay-sur-Thouet is 320 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Parthenay at 8 km and Chateau de Cherveux at 23 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Azay-sur-Thouet, 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 Azay-sur-Thouet 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 Azay-sur-Thouet

Markets in and near Azay-sur-Thouet

  • Parthenay: market Wednesday all day (8km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (25km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (26km)
  • Bressuire: market Tuesday & Saturday (26km)
  • Thenezay: market Sunday (27km)
  • Airvault: market Saturday (28km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (29km)
  • Benet: market Monday (34km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (35km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (35km)

More information about Azay-sur-Thouet, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Azay-sur-Thouet, France

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


  • Aquarium de Loudun (54km)

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (30km)
  • Oiron Chateau (42km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (28km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (33km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (35km)
  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (37km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (41km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (42km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Guyonnière (10km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (27km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (47km)
  • Parc oriental de Maulévrier (52km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (52km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Puy de Fou (53km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (33km)
  • Fauconnerie du Puy du Fou (falconry) (53km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Azay-sur-Thouet

Canton: Secondigny

Arrondissement: Parthenay

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79130

Distance to Azay-sur-Thouet

from Niort (prefecture): 34 km

from Paris: 320 km

from Calais: 507 km

from Nice: 680 km

from Bordeaux: 199 km

from Strasbourg: 645 km

Getting here

Azay-sur-Thouet 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 Azay-sur-Thouet from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Allonne, Le Tallud, Pougne-Herisson, Saint-Aubin-le-Cloud, Saint-Pardoux, Secondigny and Soutiers.

This page in French: Visiter Azay-sur-Thouet