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Visit Clesse: highlights and tourist information

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Clesse 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 44 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Clesse is 315 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Parthenay at 14 km and Vouvant at 32 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Clesse, 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 Clesse 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 Clesse

Markets in and near Clesse

  • Parthenay: market Wednesday all day (14km)
  • Bressuire: market Tuesday & Saturday (15km)
  • Airvault: market Saturday (24km)
  • Thenezay: market Sunday (29km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (30km)
  • Argenton-Chateau: market Thursday (30km)
  • Thouars: market Tuesday & Friday all day (33km)
  • Mauleon: market Friday (35km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (37km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (40km)

More information about Clesse, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Clesse, France

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


  • Aquarium de Loudun (50km)

Grand sites of France

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Oiron Chateau (36km)
  • Sanxay (39km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (28km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (32km)
  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (33km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (42km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (46km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (51km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Guyonnière (20km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (31km)
  • Parc oriental de Maulévrier (42km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Puy de Fou (45km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cholet (53km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (35km)
  • Fauconnerie du Puy du Fou (falconry) (44km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Clesse

Canton: Moncoutant

Arrondissement: Parthenay

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79350

Distance to Clesse

from Niort (prefecture): 44 km

from Paris: 315 km

from Calais: 499 km

from Nice: 688 km

from Bordeaux: 209 km

from Strasbourg: 645 km

Getting here

Clesse 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 Clesse from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Fenery, La Chapelle-Saint-Laurent, Neuvy-Bouin, Saint-Germain-de-Longue-Chaume and Trayes.

This page in French: Visiter Clesse

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