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Photo of Brie in Deux-Sevres

Photo is of Moncontour, Vienne at 4 km from Brie

Visit Brie: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Moncontour, Vienne at 4 km and Thouars at 15 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Brie, 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 Brie in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 4 km (direction south-south-east), in the Vienne department

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

See Moncontour, Vienne guide
Thouars

Thouars

at 15 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Thouars guide
Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Castle at 25 km (direction north-north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay guide
Fontevraud Abbey

Fontevraud Abbey

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

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

See Fontevraud Abbey guide
 
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Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Church at 34 km (direction north-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

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

Candes-Saint-Martin

Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction north-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Candes-Saint-Martin guide
Montsoreau

Montsoreau

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

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

See Montsoreau guide
Parthenay

Parthenay

at 34 km (direction south-west)

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

See Parthenay guide
Chateau du Rivau

Chateau du Rivau

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

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

See Chateau du Rivau guide
Chateau de Chinon

Chateau de Chinon

Castle at 35 km (direction north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau de Chinon guide
Chinon

Chinon

at 37 km (direction north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

As well as the castle, Chinon has a very impressive medieval centre...

See Chinon guide
Chateau de Saumur

Chateau de Saumur

Castle at 38 km (direction north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau de Saumur guide
Saumur

Saumur

at 38 km (direction north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Saumur guide
Tavant

Tavant

at 40 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Tavant guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Deux-Sevres

Map of places to visit near Brie

 
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Markets in and near Brie

  • Airvault: market Saturday (13km)
  • Loudun: market Tuesday (14km)
  • Thouars: market Tuesday & Friday all day (15km)
  • Thenezay: market Sunday (22km)
  • Mirebeau: market Wednesday & Saturday (23km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay: market Tuesday (25km)
  • Richelieu: market Monday & Friday (30km)
  • Argenton-Chateau: market Thursday (32km)
  • Montsoreau: market Sunday (33km)
  • Neuville-de-Poitou: market Thursday & Sunday (34km)

More information about Brie, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Brie, France

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium de Loudun (14km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Loudun (14km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay (25km)

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

Brie is in the western-centre of France at 73 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Brie is 279 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Brie

Canton: Thouars 1er Canton

Arrondissement: Bressuire

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79100

Distance to Brie

from Niort (prefecture): 73 km

from Paris: 279 km

from Calais: 469 km

from Nice: 674 km

from Bordeaux: 235 km

from Strasbourg: 611 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 Brie from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arcay, Irais, Moncontour, Oiron, Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes and Taize.

This page in French: Visiter Brie

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