Chatillon-sur-Thouet tourism and travel guide

Photo of Chatillon-sur-Thouet in Deux-Sevres

Photo is of Parthenay at 2 km from Chatillon-sur-Thouet

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Chatillon-sur-Thouet is situated in the Deux-Sevres department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Tourist classifications for Chatillon-sur-Thouet include "secteur sauvegarde".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Chatillon-sur-Thouet in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Parthenay at 2 km and Chateau de Cherveux at 28 km.

Chatillon-sur-Thouet, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 2 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Parthenay guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 28 km (direction south-south-west)

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

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Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 30 km (direction 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 35 km (direction north-east)

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

See Thouars guide


at 41 km (direction south-south-west)

Niort is a picturesque large town with a donjon, a market hall and a...

See Niort guide


Most Beautiful Village at 41 km (direction west), in the Vendee department

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

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

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

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

Poitiers is a nice town with lots of interesting sites, including the 12th century...

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Most Beautiful Village at 45 km (direction south-west)

Established since 2000 years agio, Coulon is now a centre for exploring the Marais-Poitevin...

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Theme Park at 47 km (direction east), in the Vienne department

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

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at 48 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vendee department

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

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 48 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

The Marais-Poitevin is a region of canals and marshes, an unusual environment best explored...

See Marais Poitevin guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 49 km (direction south-south-east)

The church of Saint-Hilare in Melle is a very impressive example of 12th century...

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at 49 km (direction south-south-east)

The town of Melle is best known for its three roman style churches, built...

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Markets in and near Chatillon-sur-Thouet

  • Parthenay: market Wednesday all day (1km)
  • Thenezay: market Sunday (18km)
  • Airvault: market Saturday (20km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (28km)
  • Bressuire: market Tuesday & Saturday (28km)
  • Vouille: market Saturday (31km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (33km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (33km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (34km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (35km)

More information about Chatillon-sur-Thouet, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Chatillon-sur-Thouet, France

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


  • Aquarium de Loudun (47km)

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (26km)
  • Oiron Chateau (35km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (26km)
  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (29km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (37km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (41km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (43km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (49km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Guyonnière (9km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (19km)
  • Laverré (50km)
  • Parc oriental de Maulévrier (54km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (60km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (47km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (42km)

Geography and distances

Chatillon-sur-Thouet is in the western-centre of France at 41 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Chatillon-sur-Thouet is 312 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Chatillon-sur-Thouet

Canton: Parthenay

Arrondissement: Parthenay

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79200

Distance to Chatillon-sur-Thouet

from Niort (prefecture): 41 km

from Paris: 312 km

from Calais: 501 km

from Nice: 674 km

from Bordeaux: 204 km

from Strasbourg: 636 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 Chatillon-sur-Thouet from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Adilly, La Chapelle-Bertrand, Le Tallud, Parthenay, Pompaire and Viennay.

This page in French: Visiter Chatillon-sur-Thouet