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Basses tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Fontevraud Abbey at 17 km from Basses

Visit Basses: highlights and tourist information

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Basses is situated in the Vienne department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Fontevraud Abbey at 17 km and Chateau de Chinon at 17 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Basses, 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 Basses in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Fontevraud Abbey

Fontevraud Abbey

Abbey at 17 km (direction north-north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Fontevraud Abbey has a great deal to see: it is...

See Fontevraud Abbey guide
Chateau de Chinon

Chateau de Chinon

Castle at 17 km (direction north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Château de Chinon retains more medieval elements than most Loire Valley...

See Chateau de Chinon guide
Chateau du Rivau

Chateau du Rivau

Castle at 17 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

One of the more modest castles in the region, both the...

See Chateau du Rivau guide
Chinon

Chinon

at 19 km (direction north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

As well as the castle, Chinon has a very...

See Chinon guide
 
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Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Church at 20 km (direction north-north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The collegiate church of Candes-Saint-Martin has numerous medieval statues incorporated in the...

See Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church guide
Candes-Saint-Martin

Candes-Saint-Martin

Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction north-north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

In the village of Candes-Saint-Martin, a 'most beautiful village in France', you...

See Candes-Saint-Martin guide
Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 20 km (direction south-west)

As well as the castle in Moncontour, you will also...

See Moncontour, Vienne guide
Montsoreau

Montsoreau

Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction north-north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

Montsoreau, listed as a 'most beautiful villages in France', also has an...

See Montsoreau guide
Tavant

Tavant

at 23 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Tavant is a small village but a visit to se...

See Tavant guide
Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Castle at 23 km (direction west-north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Château de Montreuil-Bellay is an impressive 15th century...

See Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay guide
Thouars

Thouars

at 26 km (direction west), in the Deux-Sevres department

Best known for its 17th century castle, in Thouars...

See Thouars guide
Chateau d'Ussé

Chateau d'Ussé

Castle at 27 km (direction north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The imposing Chateau d'Usse, next to the Loire, is an imposing...

See Chateau d'Ussé guide
Chateau de Saumur

Chateau de Saumur

Castle at 28 km (direction north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Chateau de Saumur stands in an impressive location...

See Chateau de Saumur guide
Saumur

Saumur

at 29 km (direction north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The town of Saumur, in the shadow of the...

See Saumur guide

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Map of places to visit near Basses

 
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Markets in and near Basses

  • Loudun: market Tuesday (4km)
  • Richelieu: market Monday & Friday (16km)
  • Chinon: market Thursday all day & Sunday (18km)
  • Avoine: market Friday (19km)
  • Montsoreau: market Sunday (20km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Thouars: market Tuesday & Friday all day (26km)
  • Bourgueil: market Tuesday & Saturday (27km)
  • Mirebeau: market Wednesday & Saturday (28km)
  • Saumur: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (29km)

More information about Basses, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Basses, France

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium de Loudun (4km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Loudun (4km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay (23km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

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 (36km)
 
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Geography and distances

Basses is in the west of France at 53 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Basses is 262 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Basses

Canton: Loudun

Arrondissement: Châtellerault

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86200

Distance to Basses

from Poitiers (prefecture): 53 km

from Paris: 262 km

from Calais: 453 km

from Nice: 670 km

from Bordeaux: 250 km

from Strasbourg: 595 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive here by car - the ferry ports such as Caen, Saint Malo and Cherbourg are convenient at around 4-5 hours drive. For driving distances to Basses from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bournand, Loudun, Messeme, Sammarcolles and Vezieres.

This page in French: Visiter Basses

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