Bessines tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Niort at 4 km from Bessines

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Bessines is situated in the Deux-Sevres department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Bessines in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Niort at 4 km and Coulon at 7 km.

Bessines, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Niort

Niort

at 4 km (direction north-east)

A typical local town rather than a tourist town, Niort does have...

See Niort guide
Coulon

Coulon

Most Beautiful Village at 7 km (direction west-north-west)

Established since 2000 years agio, Coulon is now a centre for exploring...

See Coulon guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 8 km (direction west), in the Charente-Maritime department

The Marais-Poitevin is a region of canals and marshes, an unusual environment...

See Marais Poitevin guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 17 km (direction north-east)

The Chateau de Cherveux, one of the best preserved 15th century castles...

See Chateau de Cherveux guide
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Nieul-sur-l'Autise

Nieul-sur-l'Autise

at 20 km (direction north-west), in the Vendee department

Highlights in Nieul-sur-l'Autise include the Abbey of Saint-Vincent and a traditional watermill...

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide
Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 20 km (direction west-north-west), in the Vendee department

The ruins of the Maillezais abbey are on the edge of the...

See Maillezais abbey guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 28 km (direction east)

The church of Saint-Hilare in Melle is a very impressive example of...

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide
Melle

Melle

at 29 km (direction east)

The town of Melle is best known for its three roman style...

See Melle guide
Surgeres

Surgeres

at 29 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

It is the cluster of monuments in the park in the centre...

See Surgeres guide
Fontenay-le-Comte

Fontenay-le-Comte

at 30 km (direction west-north-west), in the Vendee department

With some interesting 18th century townhouses to see, Fontenay-le-Comte is also home...

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide
Vouvant

Vouvant

Most Beautiful Village at 37 km (direction north-west), in the Vendee department

The pleasant village of Vouvant still retains part of a medieval castle...

See Vouvant guide
Marans

Marans

at 38 km (direction west), in the Charente-Maritime department

Marans is a small town with a pretty section along the river...

See Marans guide
Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 39 km (direction south), in the Charente-Maritime department

The historic centre of Saint-Jean d'Angely has several notable monuments including the...

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide
Parthenay

Parthenay

at 43 km (direction north-east)

Parthenay is a quiet town, with historic monuments that hint at its...

See Parthenay guide

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Markets in and near Bessines

  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (4km)
  • Benet: market Monday (11km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (17km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (25km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (28km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (29km)
  • Melle: market Friday (29km)
  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (30km)

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Tourist attractions near Bessines, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (44km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (11km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (20km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (20km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (34km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (29km)
  • La Guyonnière (37km)
  • Jardins du Bâtiment (48km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (56km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (60km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Benon (24km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (25km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (19km)
  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (30km)
 
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Geography and distances

Bessines is in the western-centre of France at 4 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Bessines is 356 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Bessines

Canton: Frontenay-Rohan-Rohan

Arrondissement: Niort

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79000

Distance to Bessines

from Niort (prefecture): 4 km

from Paris: 356 km

from Calais: 545 km

from Nice: 675 km

from Bordeaux: 162 km

from Strasbourg: 670 km

Getting here

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

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Frontenay-Rohan-Rohan, Magne, Niort and Saint-Symphorien.

This page in French: Visiter Bessines

 
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