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Clave tourism and travel guide

Photo of Clave in Deux-Sevres

Photo is of Chateau de Cherveux at 14 km from Clave

Visit Clave: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Cherveux at 14 km and Parthenay at 17 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Clave, 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 Clave in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 14 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Chateau de Cherveux guide
Parthenay

Parthenay

at 17 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Parthenay guide
Niort

Niort

at 26 km (direction west-south-west)

A typical local town rather than a tourist town, Niort does have...

See Niort guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 30 km (direction south-south-east)

The church of Saint-Hilare in Melle is a very impressive...

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide
 
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Melle

Melle

at 31 km (direction south-south-east)

The town of Melle is best known for its three roman...

See Melle guide
Coulon

Coulon

Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction west-south-west)

Established since 2000 years agio, Coulon is now a centre for exploring...

See Coulon guide
Nieul-sur-l'Autise

Nieul-sur-l'Autise

at 36 km (direction west), in the Vendee department

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

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 36 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

The Marais-Poitevin is a region of canals and marshes,...

See Marais Poitevin guide
Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

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

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

See Maillezais abbey guide
Vouvant

Vouvant

Most Beautiful Village at 43 km (direction west), in the Vendee department

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

See Vouvant guide
Poitiers

Poitiers

at 43 km (direction east), in the Vienne department

Poitiers is a nice town with lots of interesting...

See Poitiers guide
Fontenay-le-Comte

Fontenay-le-Comte

at 45 km (direction west), in the Vendee department

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

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide
Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 46 km (direction north-north-east), in the Vienne department

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

See Moncontour, Vienne guide
Nouaille-Maupertuis

Nouaille-Maupertuis

at 48 km (direction east), in the Vienne department

Visit Nouaille-Maupertuis to see the substantial Abbey of Saint Junien...

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide

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

Map of places to visit near Clave

 
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Markets in and near Clave

  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (9km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (16km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (17km)
  • Parthenay: market Wednesday all day (17km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (21km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (27km)
  • Thenezay: market Sunday (29km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (29km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (30km)
  • Melle: market Friday (31km)

More information about Clave, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Clave, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (16km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (33km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (36km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (37km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (42km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (44km)
  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (45km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (53km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (55km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (60km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Guyonnière (9km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (25km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (31km)
  • Laverré (43km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Benon (54km)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (37km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (41km)
  • Zoodyssée (41km)
  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (48km)
 
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Geography and distances

Clave is in the western-centre of France at 26 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Clave is 325 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Clave

Canton: Mazières-en-Gâtine

Arrondissement: Parthenay

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79420

Distance to Clave

from Niort (prefecture): 26 km

from Paris: 325 km

from Calais: 518 km

from Nice: 664 km

from Bordeaux: 186 km

from Strasbourg: 641 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 Clave from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chantecorps, Saint-Georges-de-Noisne, Saint-Lin, Vautebis and Verruyes.

This page in French: Visiter Clave

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