Bretignolles tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Cholet at 30 km from Bretignolles

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Bretignolles 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 Bretignolles in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Cholet at 30 km and Thouars at 32 km.

Bretignolles, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 30 km (direction north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

Cholet is a pleasant town in the Maine et Loire department....

See Cholet guide


at 32 km (direction east-north-east)

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

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Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction south-south-west), in the Vendee department

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

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at 37 km (direction east-south-east)

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

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at 41 km (direction north-north-east), 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 Tiffauges

Chateau de Tiffauges

Castle at 42 km (direction west-north-west), in the Vendee department

The Chateau de Tiffauges is a 12th century castle in Vendee, known for its...

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Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 45 km (direction east), in the Vienne department

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

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Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

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

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

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at 47 km (direction south-south-west), in the Vendee department

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

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at 49 km (direction south), in the Vendee department

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

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Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 53 km (direction south-south-east)

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

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Chateau de Saumur

Chateau de Saumur

Castle at 60 km (direction north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

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at 60 km (direction north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

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Fontevraud Abbey

Fontevraud Abbey

Abbey at 61 km (direction east-north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

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Markets in and near Bretignolles

  • Bressuire: market Tuesday & Saturday (9km)
  • Mauleon: market Friday (13km)
  • Argenton-Chateau: market Thursday (18km)
  • Cholet: market Saturday all day & Monday all day (30km)
  • Vihiers: market Wednesday (32km)
  • Thouars: market Tuesday & Friday all day (33km)
  • Airvault: market Saturday (36km)
  • Parthenay: market Wednesday all day (36km)
  • Chemille: market Thursday (40km)
  • Saint-Macaire-en-Mauges: market Friday (41km)

More information about Bretignolles, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Bretignolles, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Oiron Chateau (41km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (36km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (36km)
  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc oriental de Maulévrier (19km)
  • La Guyonnière (43km)
  • Jardins du Bâtiment (46km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (52km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Puy de Fou (25km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Fauconnerie du Puy du Fou (falconry) (25km)
  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (40km)
  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (43km)

Geography and distances

Bretignolles is in the western-centre of France at 61 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Bretignolles is 313 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Bretignolles

Canton: Cerizay

Arrondissement: Bressuire

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79140

Distance to Bretignolles

from Niort (prefecture): 61 km

from Paris: 313 km

from Calais: 489 km

from Nice: 709 km

from Bordeaux: 225 km

from Strasbourg: 653 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 Bretignolles from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cerizay and Le Pin.

This page in French: Visiter Bretignolles