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Cersay tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Thouars at 13 km from Cersay

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Cersay 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 Cersay in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Thouars at 13 km and Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay at 18 km.

Cersay, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 13 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Thouars guide
Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Castle at 18 km (direction east-north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay guide


at 20 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...

See Aubigne-sur-Layon guide
Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 31 km (direction east-south-east), in the Vienne department

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

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Chateau de Saumur

Chateau de Saumur

Castle at 32 km (direction north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

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at 32 km (direction north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Saumur guide
Fontevraud Abbey

Fontevraud Abbey

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

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

See Fontevraud Abbey guide
Chateau de Brissac

Chateau de Brissac

Castle at 36 km (direction north-north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Chateau de Brissac is the tallest castle in France, has more...

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Most Beautiful Village at 37 km (direction east-north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Montsoreau guide
Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

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

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

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

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

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at 45 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Parthenay guide
Chateau de Chinon

Chateau de Chinon

Castle at 47 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

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at 48 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Chinon guide

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Markets in and near Cersay

  • Argenton-Chateau: market Thursday (10km)
  • Thouars: market Tuesday & Friday all day (13km)
  • Doue-la-Fontaine: market Monday (18km)
  • Vihiers: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Bressuire: market Tuesday & Saturday (25km)
  • Thouarce: market Tuesday (27km)
  • Airvault: market Saturday (30km)
  • Saumur: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (31km)
  • Mauleon: market Friday (33km)

More information about Cersay, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Cersay, France

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


  • Aquarium de Loudun (33km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Montreuil-Bellay (18km)
  • Loudun (34km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc oriental de Maulévrier (30km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (50km)
  • Jardins du Pin (56km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Puy de Fou (47km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (17km)
  • Fauconnerie du Puy du Fou (falconry) (47km)

Geography and distances

Cersay is in the western-centre of France at 80 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Cersay is 285 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Cersay

Canton: Argenton-Château

Arrondissement: Bressuire

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79290

Distance to Cersay

from Niort (prefecture): 80 km

from Paris: 285 km

from Calais: 463 km

from Nice: 702 km

from Bordeaux: 246 km

from Strasbourg: 628 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 Cersay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bouille-Saint-Paul, Clere-sur-Layon, Genneton, Le Breuil-sous-Argenton, Massais and Ulcot.

This page in French: Visiter Cersay


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