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Cerizay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Cerizay in Deux-Sevres

Photo is of Vouvant at 29 km from Cerizay

Visit Cerizay: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Vouvant at 29 km and Parthenay at 37 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Cerizay, 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 Cerizay in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 29 km (direction south-south-west), in the Vendee department

The pleasant village of Vouvant still retains part of...

See Vouvant guide


at 37 km (direction east-south-east)

Parthenay is a quiet town, with historic monuments that...

See Parthenay guide


at 38 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Thouars guide
Chateau de Tiffauges

Chateau de Tiffauges

Castle at 40 km (direction west-north-west), in the Vendee department

The Chateau de Tiffauges is a 12th century castle in...

See Chateau de Tiffauges guide


at 41 km (direction south-south-west), in the Vendee department

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

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide


at 44 km (direction south), in the Vendee department

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

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide


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

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

See Aubigne-sur-Layon guide
Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 50 km (direction east), in the Vienne department

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

See Moncontour, Vienne guide
Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 50 km (direction south), in the Vendee department

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

See Maillezais abbey guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 51 km (direction south-east)

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

See Chateau de Cherveux guide
Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Castle at 52 km (direction east-north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay guide


at 55 km (direction west-north-west), in the Loire-Atlantique department

Clisson has a medieval castle, and an interesting architectural style...

See Clisson guide


at 56 km (direction south-west), in the Vendee department

Lucon is a quiet Vendee town, usually visited for its imposing cathedral...

See Lucon guide
Luçon cathedral

Luçon cathedral

Cathedral at 56 km (direction south-west), in the Vendee department

Luçon cathedral is a small cathedral with element in...

See Luçon cathedral guide

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

Map of places to visit near Cerizay


Markets in and near Cerizay

  • Mauleon: market Friday (13km)
  • Bressuire: market Tuesday & Saturday (13km)
  • Argenton-Chateau: market Thursday (24km)
  • Cholet: market Saturday all day & Monday all day (31km)
  • Parthenay: market Wednesday all day (37km)
  • Vihiers: market Wednesday (37km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (38km)
  • Thouars: market Tuesday & Friday all day (39km)
  • Airvault: market Saturday (40km)
  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (41km)

More information about Cerizay, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Cerizay, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Oiron Chateau (47km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (29km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (41km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc oriental de Maulévrier (22km)
  • Jardins du Bâtiment (40km)
  • La Guyonnière (43km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (46km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Puy de Fou (22km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Fauconnerie du Puy du Fou (falconry) (21km)
  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (35km)
  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (50km)

Geography and distances

Cerizay is in the western-centre of France at 57 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Cerizay is 319 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Cerizay

Canton: Cerizay

Arrondissement: Bressuire

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79140

Distance to Cerizay

from Niort (prefecture): 57 km

from Paris: 319 km

from Calais: 495 km

from Nice: 711 km

from Bordeaux: 221 km

from Strasbourg: 659 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 Cerizay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bretignolles, Combrand, La Foret-sur-Sevre, Le Pin, Montravers, Saint-Andre-sur-Sevre and Saint-Mesmin.

This page in French: Visiter Cerizay

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