Boussais tourism and travel guide

Photo of Boussais in Deux-Sevres

Photo is of Thouars at 16 km from Boussais

Visit Boussais: highlights and tourist information

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Boussais 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 Boussais in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Thouars at 16 km and Moncontour, Vienne at 19 km.

Boussais, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 16 km (direction north-north-east)

Best known for its 17th century castle, in Thouars you can also see several...

See Thouars guide
Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 19 km (direction east-north-east), in the Vienne department

As well as the castle in Moncontour, you will also enjoy the town's leisure...

See Moncontour, Vienne guide


at 21 km (direction south)

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

See Parthenay guide
Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Castle at 34 km (direction north-north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Château de Montreuil-Bellay is an impressive 15th century castle surrouned by medieval ramparts...

See Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay guide
Fontevraud Abbey

Fontevraud Abbey

Abbey at 45 km (direction north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Fontevraud Abbey guide


at 46 km (direction north-north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The small village of Aubigne-sur-Layon is very pretty, especially in late spring and summer...

See Aubigne-sur-Layon guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 47 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Chateau de Cherveux guide


Most Beautiful Village at 49 km (direction north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Montsoreau guide


Most Beautiful Village at 49 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vendee department

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

See Vouvant guide
Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Church at 49 km (direction north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church guide


Most Beautiful Village at 49 km (direction north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Candes-Saint-Martin guide
Chateau de Saumur

Chateau de Saumur

Castle at 49 km (direction north-north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Chateau de Saumur stands in an impressive location with views across the Loire...

See Chateau de Saumur guide


at 50 km (direction north-north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The town of Saumur, in the shadow of the famous castle, is a lovely...

See Saumur guide


Theme Park at 50 km (direction east-south-east), in the Vienne department

Futuroscope is one of the most popular attractions in France!...

See Futuroscope guide

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Map of places to visit near Boussais


Markets in and near Boussais

  • Airvault: market Saturday (8km)
  • Thouars: market Tuesday & Friday all day (17km)
  • Bressuire: market Tuesday & Saturday (19km)
  • Parthenay: market Wednesday all day (20km)
  • Thenezay: market Sunday (21km)
  • Argenton-Chateau: market Thursday (23km)
  • Loudun: market Tuesday (32km)
  • Mirebeau: market Wednesday & Saturday (33km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay: market Tuesday (34km)
  • Vouille: market Saturday (38km)

More information about Boussais, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Boussais, France

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


  • Aquarium de Loudun (32km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (59km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (40km)
  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (52km)

Geography and distances

Boussais is in the western-centre of France at 58 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Boussais is 297 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Boussais

Canton: Airvault

Arrondissement: Parthenay

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79600

Distance to Boussais

from Niort (prefecture): 58 km

from Paris: 297 km

from Calais: 483 km

from Nice: 683 km

from Bordeaux: 223 km

from Strasbourg: 629 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 Boussais from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Geay, Glenay, Maisontiers, Pierrefitte and Tessonniere.

This page in French: Visiter Boussais