Chef-Boutonne tourism and travel guide

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Visit Chef-Boutonne: highlights and tourist information

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Chef-Boutonne is situated in the Deux-Sevres department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the western-centre of France at 39 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Chef-Boutonne is 355 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Melle at 14 km and Tusson at 22 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Chef-Boutonne, 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 Chef-Boutonne in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Chef-Boutonne

Markets in and near Chef-Boutonne

Market days in Chef-Boutonne: weekly market: Saturday;

  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (0km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (12km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (14km)
  • Melle: market Friday (14km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (21km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (22km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (24km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (28km)
  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (28km)

More information about Chef-Boutonne, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Chef-Boutonne, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Chef-Boutonne.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (37km)
  • Sanxay (43km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (31km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (34km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (39km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (48km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (48km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (50km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (58km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (59km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (14km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (22km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (28km)
  • Laverré (48km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (49km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (25km)
  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (31km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Chef-Boutonne

Canton: Chef-Boutonne

Arrondissement: Niort

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79110

Distance to Chef-Boutonne

from Niort (prefecture): 39 km

from Paris: 355 km

from Calais: 556 km

from Nice: 636 km

from Bordeaux: 147 km

from Strasbourg: 650 km

Getting here

Chef-Boutonne is in the western-centre of France. 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 Chef-Boutonne from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ardilleux, Aubigne, Bouin, Crezieres, Gournay-Loize, Hanc, La Bataille, Les Alleuds, Loubigne, Melleran, Sompt and Tillou.

This page in French: Visiter Chef-Boutonne